Rawhiti & Waitangi - Tino Rawa Trust

NZ boat-building dynasties

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Friday 25 to Monday 28 October, 10am-4pm


Te Wero Island

Wynyard Crossing, Auckland Central

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Event details

The arrival of designer Robert Logan in 1871 signaled a new era in New Zealand boat building.

Fresh from Scotland, it was natural that he should settle in Auckland. At a time, the country was largely road less, and the settlement was a centre of coastal trade.

Rivalry soon built between Logan and Charles Bailey, another talented boat builder who had also set up in Auckland.

Both men had sons who followed their trade and boats dominated yachting in this country for 60 years.

The exhibition will showcase:

  • these iconic boat building dynasties
  • their journey to New Zealand
  • the ongoing contribution to our maritime history and culture.

Brought to you by Tino Rawa Trust

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