Plaque [Time Capsule]

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MOTAT, Commissioned by
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Accession number
2003.339
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Description
Plaque, bronze, marking the spot over the burial of the 100 years time capsule. Laid in solid rock 19-9-1976 by the Hon. D A Highet. The plaque is positioned on top of a concrete obelisk. On the top of the plaque is the MOTAT motif.
Credit Line
MOTAT. Plaque [Time Capsule], 2003.339. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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Kia ora Greg, Thank you for this additional information regarding time capsules. We will add it into our record as a contributor comment. I will follow up with you in email as well.

- MOTAT Curatorial Research on 17-06-2021 21:29:53

Time capsule s back in 1976 were something quite new to NZ the design for Motat capsule was copied from a similar version in Sydney Australia and placed at the same depth. The building above it was one of the earliest buildings added to the site. The capsule was seen as an anchor securing Motat to the site. It was bored during the construction of the building and into solid rock. I believe close to the water level of the adjacent lake. Time will reveal all.

- PITTAMS GREG on 17-06-2021 08:36:50

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