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Operation Grapple – We Were There Exhibition

A Portrait Exhibition by Denise Baynham 

This photographic exhibition is the work of artist – Denise Baynham.

The exhibition tells the story of Operation Grapple through the words of the veterans who were there.

Operation Grapple was a series of nuclear tests conducted in the mid-Pacific by the British Government from May 1957 – September 1958.

The New Zealand Government provided assistance by sending a Royal New Zealand Navy survey ship HMNZS Lachlan to survey the two islands that were chosen as the sites for testing, and two frigates: HMNZS Rotoiti and Pukaki to assist during the tests.

The portraits are to honour and recognise the veterans – this is their story.

Opens in the Temporary Gallery Saturday 19th September until mid-January, 2021.
Free admission
10am – 5pm – 7 days a week.

Please note: The exhibition includes sensitive themes and may not be suitable for young children. 

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