[Timaru Volunteer Rocket Brigade]; Ferrier, William; 1882-1888; 0844


South Canterbury Museum


[Timaru Volunteer Rocket Brigade]

About this object

The Timaru Volunteer Rocket Brigade posed on the rocks below the cliffs at Caroline Bay, circa 1882.

Fourteen of the volunteers and their lifesaving equipment are pictured. To the left is the triangle, with the hawser rope basket underneath it. The third man to the left is holding the breeches buoy and in front of him is the whip basket. The rocket line lox can be seen at an angle (closest to the water) and the portfire box is to the left rear of the man holding the stave. See David Batchelor's "Lifesaving Rockets of Timaru" (Timaru: South Canterbury Museum, 2006) for more information.

Several of the men appear to be wearing medals on their left chest awarded to those involved in the Benvenue and City of Perth wreck rescues in May 1882.

Place Made

Timaru, New Zealand


Ferrier, William

Maker Role


Date Made


Medium and Materials

Paper, photographic


albumen print


185(h) x 275(w) mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Timaru Rocket Brigade

Subject and Association Keywords

Caroline Bay

Subject and Association Keywords

Timaru Harbour

Object Type

Print, photographic

Object number


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