Underwater Heritage Group New Zealand
Our Underwater Heritage bell researcher Lynton Diggle has uncovered a third bell made by James Barwell of Birmingham. With the same logo as the bells which were supposedly from the Boyd, this one hangs at Rathkeale College near Masterton. Lynton is following up the origins of the bell as the school itself didn't start until 1963.
During a recent search on a beach on Great Barrier Island, this item was found. The logo H&S is on the side which at first we thought may indicate it is a piece of farm machinery made by H&S of Wisconsin, however it's now known that the business didn't start until the late 60's, and the item appears to be a lot older than that. It may also be from some other company using this H&S logo at a previous time. Any help identifying this item is much appreciated.
Great Barrier Island Shipwrecks
‘Shipwrecks of Great Barrier Island’ was published September, 2010, and is A4, 56 pages, includes many illustrations, some in colour.
The book brings together all that is currently known about the island’s shipwrecks as well as articles on the centennial in 1994 of the sinking of the S.S. Wairarapa, and the survivors of the Rose-Noelle coming ashore on the island in 1989 after 119 days adrift - one of the great survival stories.
Available online at Comm Media Ltd website.