Todays woody launch – Rosella recently popped up on Lew Redwoods fb, and comes to us from the Auckland Libraries Heritage collection, and was originally taken by Frank Morris.

The photo is tagged 1930>39 and the location is Falls Park, Henderson, West Auckland. 

To me a very pretty boat, the proportions are spot on. Little features make a big difference to the look of a boat – the ‘eye-brow’ on both the tram top and doghouse is an example of this.

Are we able to cast some light on her provenance ?

1 thought on “Rosella

  1. Very similar to Phyllis (Wainunu) in many ways. Could she be a Fred Mann I wonder.

    Grant Edwards.

    On Thu, Oct 6, 2022, 00:14 #1 for classic wooden bo


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