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.
We uncover some Vietnam war propaganda leaflets.
Uncover a 178-year-old Grave Marker donated to the Navy Museum.
A selection of drawings from Owen (Miles) Spence from the Navy Museum collection.
View a selection of new items added to the Collection during Winter 2023.
Looking back on coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
View a selection of new items added to the Collection.
Artefact Unpacked – Fleet Air Arm jacket made from leather and sheepskin.
Letters sent by a sailor to his daughter during WW2.
Celebrating the achievements and career of Principal Chaplain Pauline Law ONZM (Rtd).
Naval Boat Cloak owned by Commander John Elworthy.
This flag was hand painted by crew from HMNZS Wellington.
The Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) were established in 1971.
These tiny badges are known as ‘sweetheart’ jewellery.
Painting the Navy – celebrating 80 years of RNZN with Colin Wynn.
Red Bicycle used by Naval personnel in Second World War.
The drum has always played a special role in the military.
This grave marker was made for Able Seaman William Simpson.
AB Johnstone remembers the Battle of Kolombangara in his diary.
This T-shirt is one of the new items acquired for the collection.
Personal collection of Peter Allen including letters to his Mother.