Model, scale [Surat]; [?]; c1910; 2011.230
Model, scale [Surat]About this object
Scale model; a small-scale model of the ship Surat, thought to have been made on winter evenings by a construction worker on the Catlins Railway in 1910.
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, wood
processed material, textile
l 805mm [approximately]
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".Object Type