Kōrero: Castaways

Rescue float (2 o 2)

Rescue float

The General Grant survivors made miniature boats out of spar wood. They had a keel and a sail and were carved with the words ‘Want relief’ and the details of their location. Two of these floats were dispatched and the third, pictured here, was about to be sent off when help arrived. This float is now part of the Southland Museum collection.

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Private collection
Reference: CF495A
Photograph by Conon Fraser

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ken Scadden, 'Castaways - Survival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7572/rescue-float (accessed 21 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Ken Scadden, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006