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Name/title Maker Production date Description
Gumboots Gumboots
Bata Industrials
Circa 2009
White PVC gumboots with yellow soles. Gear worn as part of work uniform at Pukeuri Freezing Works.
Model Ship - SS Star of England Model Ship - SS Star of England
Curwood, Arthur (b.1867, d.1942)
1890s
Model of the S.S. Star of England. Wooden ship in a wood and glass case. Built to scale by the ship’s carpenter, Arthur Curwood.
Table Decoration with Hair Flowers Table Decoration with Hair Flowers
Bee, Mary Bryce (b.1870, d.1899)
1895
A floral, Victorian table decoration. It is an example of a then popular craft, consisting of flowers made from human hair. The flowers and foliage are constructed by wrapping the hair around pieces of wire and then shaping it. Typically the hair was boiled first. A variety of different coloured hair has been used and some of the flowers also have beaded details. Coloured thread has been used in places to hold the hair to the lengths of metal wire. The arrangement is on a yellow satin base and is then contained within a glass dome with a wooden base.

This item was made by Mrs R. McDowell (nee Mary Bryce Bee) of Weston, North Otago in 1895. At this time she would have been around 25 years. She died aged 29 very soon after the birth of her only child, Horace Bee McDowell.
Table Decoration with Hair Flowers Table Decoration with Hair Flowers
Bee, Mary Bryce (b.1870, d.1899)
1895
A floral, Victorian table decoration. It is an example of a then popular craft, consisting of flowers made from human hair. The flowers and foliage are constructed by wrapping the hair around pieces of wire and then shaping it. Typically the hair was boiled first. At least two different colours of hair have been used and some of the flowers also have beaded details. Coloured thread has been used in places to hold the hair to the lengths of metal wire. The arrangement is on a yellow satin base over cardboard with a glass dome covering the arrangement.

This item was made by Mrs R. McDowell (nee Mary Bryce Bee), Weston, North Otago in 1895. At this time she would have been around 25 years. She died aged 29 very soon after the birth of her only child, Horace Bee McDowell.
Crewel Embroidery Crewel Embroidery
Butt, Edward (b.1847, d.1911)
1880s
Large framed crewel embroidery of a sailing ship surrounded by flags and topped by a crown with "V R". In a banner at the very top is "ADVANCE NEW ZEALAND". This is surrounded by flowers. Stitched bottom left corner: "Design & work by E. Butt Late Royal Navy". This embroidery won a first prize at the Dunedin Exhibition 1889/90.
Card Table Card Table
Sinclair, David (b.Circa 1854, d.1937)
1880s
A wooden inlaid card table. This table has an octagonal top. The table top is made up of 122 pieces of timber. 26 varieties of timber were used, mostly New Zealand native species. The table can be used for a variety of games. There is a chess board in the centre. There are spaces for the different suits of playing cards, diamonds, hearts, clubs and spades. There are also two spaces somewhat similar to a cribbage board but without holes, possibly for keeping track of scores. The rest of the table top is decorated with geometric designs. It is a tilt top table.

The base is a five column pedestal - a central column and one column above each of the four legs.

The table was made by David Sinclair, an Oamaru carpenter, and it was exhibited at the North Otago A & P show and at the 1889/90 New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition in Dunedin.
Campaign Ale Campaign Ale
North Otago Brewery (estab. Circa 1876, closed Circa 1915)
Circa 1906
Dark green glass bottle. Labelled "Campaign ale. Non-intoxicating". "Brewed and bottled by R. Shand and Co., Ribble Street, Oamaru".
Bottle of Stout Bottle of Stout
North Otago Brewery (estab. Circa 1876, closed Circa 1915)
Pre 1905
Green glass bottle with contents intact. Label reads "Extra double brown stout". "North Otago Brewery. Prime North Otago. Brewed and bottled by R. Shand and Co. Oamaru. Stout Prime invigorating and nourishing. Stout."
Dux Medal Dux Medal
John Hislop
1880
A circular silver dux medal. One side has 'HISLOP' stamped on it. The edge has foliate engraved decoration.
The other side has a plain edge with raised 'OAMARU HIGH SCHOOL 1880'. Engraved in the centre is 'AWARDED to John Wilding DUX'.

This was found in the possession of Miss A Lewthwaite by her family. It belonged to Miss Wilding a school teacher in Oamaru. This was presented to her brother, who later migrated to South Africa.
Oamaru District High Dux Medal Oamaru District High Dux Medal
John Hislop
1881
Silver medal, Maltese cross shaped. The centre is a raised circle. Raised on this circle is Oamaru High School Dux 1881. On the back is "HISLOP.”

Attached to the medal is a black ribbon with a silver bar top and bottom. The lower bar is engraved on the edges. In the middle is "George G. Jackson." The top bar is engraved "Presented By James Holmes ESQ" This bar has a long pin slightly bent at the back, this fits into a curved hook.
Brookes, Thomas. Late of Tokomairiro Brookes, Thomas. Late of Tokomairiro
1880s?
Thomas Brookes, late of Tokomairiro. (ES)
Hall,Thomas. Awamoko. Hall,Thomas. Awamoko.
Mahan, R
1870s?
Thomas Hall, Awamoko. (North Otago Early Settlers' Association, 1993). Mounted photograph - printed on matt board: Thomas Hall, Awamoko. Arrived ship "Pladda" 1861. Photograph has added hand painted details in hair, eyes
Unidentified man Unidentified man
1880s?
Carte de visite oval shaped head and shoulders photo of an adult male wearing light coloured three piece suit, small bow tie, jacket has three buttons near the cuff. 'Hart, Campbell & Co Photographers' printed on lower edge of card
Women's portrait, unidentified Women's portrait, unidentified
Rutherford and Co
Circa 1895?
Studio portrait of two unidentified women.
Child's portrait, unidentified Child's portrait, unidentified
Armstrong & Greer London Portrait Rooms
Circa 1895?
Studio portrait of a young boy
Portrait of two men, unidentified Portrait of two men, unidentified
T G Wickens & Co. (estab. 1895, closed 1900)
Circa 1895?
Studio portrait of two unidentified men.
Portrait of man and woman, unidentified Portrait of man and woman, unidentified
Burton Brothers Photographers (estab. 1871, closed 1871)
Circa 1895?
Studio portrait of an unidentified man and woman.
Woman's portrait, unidentified Woman's portrait, unidentified
H J Gill
Circa 1895?
Studio portrait of an unidentified woman.
Old Building and Butchery Old Building and Butchery
J M Brown Bookseller and Stationer
Unknown
Unidentified old stone building backed by trees. Rear part of building has "Butchery" faintly visible above the door
Hurst, Irvin Hurst, Irvin
W R Frost
Circa 1900?
Irvin Hurst. Born Whitehaven,Cumberland. Came to Oamaru, 1873. Died in Oamaru, 1921. Shipwright, and worked on the piles on the Oamaru Breakwater.(ES)
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