Tudor W. Collins: The Navy Years
Tudor Collins (1898-1970) is recognised as New Zealand’s pre-eminent photographer of the Kauri Industry, his images of the last years of milling held in repositories around the country.
On this page you will find out about events and exhibitions that are happening at the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum.
What attracted you to working at the Navy Museum?
Because I live across the road I was already very aware of the Museum. Growing up I was surrounded by military stories, as my father had trained as a pilot in the RAF during World War Two, but unfortunately he had an accident and wasn’t able to continue flying.
The New Zealand Defence Force are funding the restoration of the mine stores. The Navy Museum has fundraised over $750,000 to go towards the fit out of the mine stores to create two new gallery spaces and a new modern learning space.
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.