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Index card: OPAWA (1876).; Bill Laxon


Index card: OPAWA (1876).

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About this Object

From the Bill Laxon Collection, a collection of around 250,000 index cards focussed mainly on 20th century shipping. Each ship's card gives details such as build date, any alternative names and references to the ship found in serials and books. Each card has a photograph which Bill Laxon collected from a variety of sources. The collection took volunteers nine years to alphabetise. Image credt: Sailing ship "Opawa" berthed at Port Chalmers. Ref: 1

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Inscription and Marks

Written in ink on the card: "OPAWA" 1131 tons. 1876 Ship.1899 renamed "AQUILA", Annotation


Height (mm): 100mm (5/16ft) Width: 165mm (9/16ft)


Bill Laxon Collection

Credit Line

Gift of Bill Laxon

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