Object of the week: anchor
This anchor may be from the S.S Kiripaka. The anchor is made of iron and is 1975mm long and 1018mm wide. It was recovered from the Patea River bank. The S.S Kiripaka was a wooden, single screw steamer built at Auckland by W.H Brown in 1894. She was owned by the Patea Shipping Company 1904-12, then the South Taranaki Shipping Company 1912-17 and used to carry cheese, butter, wool, meat, hides and tallow from Patea to Wellington.
If you know more about this anchor contact the Museum on 0800 111 323 or email@example.com, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection 1977.224.1.