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Ship model, lifeboat "Blight", 1857
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Object statement
Ship model, life boat "Blight", hull of timber clinker planking stained brown, blue and white trim, benches inside for crew, 8 oars, [Australia] [1857]. Reputedly used as model for first life boat built in Sydney (OF).
This design of this model is thought to have been used for the first lifeboat to be built in Sydney.
Maker unknown .
This model is thought to have been made about the time of the "Dunbar" disaster. c.1857. It is reputed to be the model used to construct the first lifeboat built in Sydney.The official lifeboat service in Sydney began in 1858 from South Head , partly due to public pressure following the loss of both the "Dunbar" and the "Catherine Adamson". This was before the self-righting, self-draining British lifeboat design was available.

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Description
Ship model, life boat "Blight ". Hull of timber clinker planking stained brown, blue trim, with white around the edge, benches inside for crew, 8 oars.
Made: 1857
Marks
"BLIGHT"
in white on port bow and stern
B536
Production date
1857
Height
160 mm
Width
230 mm
Depth
770 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Charles Chatfield, 1928
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{{cite web |url=http://from.ph/214053 |title=Ship model, lifeboat "Blight" |author=Powerhouse Museum |accessdate=21 December 2014 |publisher=Powerhouse Museum, Australia}}


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