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The sailing boat Tilikum, 1903

Reference Number: 1/1-002446-G

The Indian canoe Tilikum on display at Dunedin, decorated with greenery and flowers. Photograph taken by David Alexander De Maus in 1903. According to the book by Captain John Claus Voss "The venturesome voyages of Captain Voss", chapter 16 (Dunedin), the "Tilikum" stayed 2 days at Port Chalmers, and then 22 days at Dunedin. During that period, at the request of the city authorities, the boat was taken from the wharf on a wagon, decorated by the ladies of Dunedin, and exhibited in a park.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ship portraits, related to John Claus Voss and Tilikum (Canoe).

Part of:
De Maus, David Alexander, 1847-1925 :Shipping negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00198 (301 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The "Tilikum" was an Indian war canoe, modified to become a three-masted sailing boat. Captain Voss used the vessel to make a voyage around the world (between May 1901 and September 1904), during which he travelled from Tasmania to New Zealand. He wrote the book "The venturesome voyages of Captain Voss".

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Citation: Any publication must be accompanied by the credit "De Maus Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library".

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service387. Tilikum(PFP-004148)

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