Boat; Ernie Lane; XFH.404


Fyffe House



About this object

Boat; a large wooden dinghy with vestiges of white paint on the exterior and red paint on the interior. The interior has three platform seats and a platform at the rear. On the left hand side is one iron strut for oars.

This boat belonged to George Low, the last owner and occupant of Fyffe House before it passed into the hands of the Historic Places Trust, who used it for fishing, and more specifically for crayfishing. George went out regularly after crayfish, using crayfish pots he 'knitted' himself in the kitchen.(1) After he retired from fishing he kept his boat in the parlour for many years.

(1) Jan Harris, 'Tohora', New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Wellington, 1994

For more information about Fyffe House, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.


Ernie Lane

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Medium and Materials

wood; iron


L: 405cm
W (at rear, not centre): 136cm

Credit Line

Collection of Fyffe House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

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