Southern Work Boats at the Catlins



Southern Work Boats – at the Catlins

Fiona Driver & Rod Marler were recently down south, very down south – The Catlins (situated between Dunedin & Invercargill) & as you do, they dropped into the Kaka Point pub to re-hydrate. The photos above were taken from prints on the hotel wall, they tell the story of a proud past. Very wild section of our coast & I suspect as were the blokes that worked it.

I wonder if any of the boats are still around today?

The photo below from the same pub, caught Rod’s eye, shows a surf comp at Kaka Point beach mid 1960’s – none of the locals they asked could remember the exact date but the collection of cars gives it away.





2 thoughts on “Southern Work Boats at the Catlins

  1. A correction to my previous post. The ,’Snipe’ is sitting at Cosy Nook. Sailors Rest is a small inlet at Stewart Island. I also have spent time immersed in the fascinating Kaka Point photograph collection. Cheers, Keith


  2. 2 or 3 Dunedin duilt Karitane 29,s in the lineup. At new year I spotted the ‘Snipe’ sitting on a slip at Sailors Rest. A small inlet on the western end of Foveaux Strait. Obviously had,nt been wet for a few years. Looked to me like a project for the right person. Cheers Keith


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