Framed first day cover commemorating the Trans-Antarctic crossing, 1958. Signed by Sir Vivien Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hilary and presented to Peter Mulgrew, RNZN who was the Chief Radio Electrician at Scott Base and a member of Hilary’s polar party.
More to explore.
View a selection of Christmas cards from the Museum’s collection.
He Rā Maumahara national day of remembrance of the New Zealand Wars
October 24th, 2020 75th anniversary of the establishment of United Nations.
Celebrating World Food Day 16 October through items from our collection.
Oil on velvet painting of HMS Diomede in Auckland during the 1930s.
Watercolour depicting the Battle of the Falkland Islands, 8 December 1914.
This wooden case contains a portable altar used at sea by Reverend Henry G. Taylor.
Bank note issued in 1942 by Japanese government for use in Dutch East Indies.
Midget submarine XE3 carried out a successful attack on a Japanese cruiser.
Some sailors would write home every day whilst away at sea.
An overview of New Zealand’s involvement in the Korean War.
Admiralty House, Auckland built in the early 20th Century was controversial.
HMNZS Rotoiti and Pukaki participated in Operation Grapple.
Carving given to HMNZS Taupo re the 1951 Watersiders Strike.
White Ensign made by New Zealanders in a Japanese POW Camp.
This small brown suitcase has a fascinating story from WW2.
Painting of Harbour Defence Motor Launch 142 in rough sea.
Painting of Alexander David Boyle who served in HMS New Zealand.
Oil on canvas painting of HMS New Zealand painted by Gerald Burn.
HMS Philomel in the Mediterranean, 1915 by Colin Wynn.