Deadeye; [?]; [?]; 2011.220
DeadeyeAbout this object
Deadeye; a carved, wooden, triple deadeye, as used in the rigging of a traditional sailing ship. This may have been recovered from the wreck of the Surat.
The 'Surat' ran aground in a sinking condition, in Catlins Bay (now Surat Bay), on the 1st of January, 1874. No lives were lost, but the passengers lost many of their personal possessions. A later marine inquiry found the Captain and First Officer to be at fault for the wreck.
organic, vegetal, woodTechnique
di 215mm x w 110mm
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".Object Type