Trowel; Pre 1880; XOPO.51

From

Ophir Post Office

Name/Title

Trowel

About this object

Trowel; a small trowel with a diamond-shaped metal handle with a rounded tip, affixed to a roughly turned wooden handle carved with three fine bands towards the end.

This object was used by Henry Blake during the construction of the Daniel O'Connell Bridge. Designed by Vincent County engineer L. D. MacGeorge, the bridge was built to serve the growing mining town of Ophir and to improve communications between Ophir, Omakau, and Alexandra. Construction was completed in 1880. The name ‘Daniel O’Connell Bridge’ reflects the high proportion of Irish migrants in the area. Daniel O'Connell was a famous figure in the fight for Irish political freedom.

For more information about Ophir Post Office, which is cared for by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Date Made

Pre 1880

Medium and Materials

metal; wood

Measurements

L: 20.3cm

Credit Line

Collection of Ophir Post Office, New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Trowel

Object number

XOPO.51

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

 

This object is from

Tags

Include tags such as place names, people, dates, events and colours. Use commas to separate multiple tags. e.g. Pablo Picasso, Madrid, red, 1930s.

This object is in 1 community

Share

eHive copyright disclaimer

It is the responsibility of the eHive Account Holder to gain copyright clearance for any images or content published on eHive. If you are concerned about the copyright status for any content in eHive or would like more information on using or ordering copies of content, please contact the Account Holder of that content. If you would like more information on our copyright policy, click here.