The origins of the Owaka Museum Collection can be traced back to John Logan (1877-1963) and while not all of the items are on display a large part of the collection can be viewed by visiting NZMuseums on line.
Included in the collection is a wide variety of items relating to the social and natural history of the area. The museum is the home of the Lockerbie archaeological collection of Maori taonga as well as a number of smaller collections that focus on oral history, photography and textiles. It is this material, along with other objects and documentation relating to the area that provides us with a valuable resource for our exhibition programme as well as those exploring their family history.
|Newspaper clipping||Magazine clipping, a photograph taken on the Catlins River upstream near the bridge, circa early 1900s. The caption reads, 'A surface of glass: the placid Catlins River, Otago.||photograph, catlins river, magazine, otago||View|
|Photograph [Presbyterian Bible Class, Owaka]||Photograph; a black and white image of members of the Owaka, Presbyterian Bible Class, c1910s.||Owaka, Presbyterian Bible Class||View|
|Cloth, afternoon tea||Afternoon tea cloth; white linen cloth with a hand-stitched hem and embroidered blue flowers in one corner.||textile, tea cloth||View|
|Trousers, waterproof||Trousers, waterproof; dark green, elasticised waist, with side opening on right hand side. Worn over trousers in the rain.||lockerbie, trouser, waterproof||View|
|Panel, architectural||Architectural panel; a small section of wooden panelling from the SS Manuka. The panel features decorative carving around a central hole.||navigation. merchant marine, shipwrecks and fires||View|
|Flatiron||Flatiron; a small, triangular-shaped iron with attached handle. All is cast out of heavy metal. The top side of the iron features a faint maker's mark including a knot logo.||iron, industry||View|