Sea Trunk

Production date
Circa 1864
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Object detail

Wooden trunk that belonged to James Little of Corriedale. Used by James in 1864 when he came to Canterbury, New Zealand as a shepherd.

Quite plain on outside. Opening the lid one finds a deep recess with, near the top, a small unlidded compartment. On the bottom of this compartment, are two little drawers, 245mm long x 142mm wide x 55mm high. One of the drawers has a small brass ring as a handle (the other one is missing).
There is a large drawer beneath the main compartment.

The lid has two, black metal hinges, rather narrow. Written in pencil inside the lid is James Little - Baittaws [?], Lamington, 1862'. Lamington is in Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Production date
Circa 1864
Production period
Collection type
Wood and metal
H 720mm x W 1080mm x D 585mm (closed)
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System ID
Current Rights
Culture Waitaki Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
Organisation Credit Line
Collection of the Waitaki Museum. Id 1262


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