Kōrero: Castaways

Clothing for castaways

Clothing for castaways

These clothes are from the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. In 1867 the New Zealand government established depots to provide emergency rations for castaways. Among the provisions were thick woollen suits to protect castaways from the crippling cold of the Auckland Islands. Their distinctive pattern was designed to ensure that the suits would always be recognisable and, therefore, would not be stolen by passing sealers.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: MA I.006455

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ken Scadden, 'Castaways - Wrecked on a subantarctic island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7567/clothing-for-castaways (accessed 26 July 2024)

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