Historical information

This stencil was used as a ship identifier stamp for the transportation of wool bales. SS Runic was the largest refrigerated cargo liner during its time. In 1961 the ship struck the Middleton Reef on route from Brisbane to Auckland. The ship was unable to re-float due to weather conditions and was declared a constructive loss. All wool bales stamped with RUNIC would be transported on the SS Runic ship.

Physical description

Wool bale export stencil - RUNIC

Inscriptions & markings