On this page you will find out about events and exhibitions that are happening at the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum.
I’d been working for NZDF at the Naval Base as a Human Resource Advisor and the Navy Museum was part of my portfolio, so I’d had several years of working with and getting to know the Museum team.
After some serious persuading, Brian’s father finally gave his permission for the 16 ½ year old to join the RNZN. He recalls his time at HMNZS Tamaki as a bit of a shock.
As we commemorate the centenary of the German Armistice we also remember the influenza pandemic. By October 31st 1918, the H1N1 Influenza virus had spread across the world. Primarily seen as a civilian tragedy, its effect on the war and the military forces should not be forgotten.
During my career, I have most enjoyed working in industries which have some element of creativity, and do some social good. I have long been interested in history, particularly military history. The 10 minute walk from home, through a park and beside a beach, also helps.
The role was in my community, yay! The Navy and its story has been part of my and my family’s world for a long time. I had visited the Museum on many occasions and was moved by the stories of individuals and fascinating collection pieces just waiting to be discovered.
Whilst completing a postgraduate qualification in Museum Studies my advisor suggested I get in touch with the Navy Museum to get some hands on experience. I started as a volunteer, before moving into a maternity leave role and then after time away working at the Maritime Museum, I secured my current role in 2014.
From Signals to Romance Novels
Editing the book, 75 Years of Memories – about Women in the Royal New Zealand Navy wasn’t Anne Hine’s first foray into the world of publishing. With nine romance novels to her name, Anne definitely knows her away around a book. Dreams of writing weren’t on her mind when she joined the Wrens in 1970 as a young 17 year old from Colac Bay, near Riverton in Southland.