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 ?