Middlemarch Museum Submarine: The Platypus
- $610.00 donated
- 9 generous donors
Save our submarine. The Platypus constructed in 1874, is now located at the Middlemarch Museum. Money is required for conservation.
This fascinating relic from our industrial past, located at the Middlemarch Museum, is probably the only submarine built in New Zealand. Created in Dunedin in 1873 to a French design, it was intended for gold mining in the Clutha River. Although it was trialled successfully in the Otago Harbour money ran out. It languished on the wharf in Dunedin until being taken to Barewood, near Middlemarch, in 1924. The Platypus is one of only two submarines of its vintage known to be still in existence, world wide. Consequently, it has attracted national and international attention.
Use of Funds:
Funds raised will be used to lift it off the ground, clean and protect the surface, cover with a roof and provide signage to tell its intriguing story. We are only requesting part of the overall cost.
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The Strath Taieri Historical Society runs the Middlemarch Museum where The Platypus is located.
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