The Museum has a number of Christmas cards in its collection – many of which were created for a specific ship. Some of them are very poignant with individual messages to loved ones back home from a sailor on active service.
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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.
Minesweeper’s gloves were made by home crafters and sent to ship’s crews.
In celebration of 2021 International Women’s Day we highlight Ruth Herrick.
Sub Lt Francis and his bride, L/Wren Patricia Rowe married in London in 1944.
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.
Admiralty House, Auckland built in the early 20th Century was controversial.
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.