A Portrait Exhibition by Denise Baynham
This photographic exhibition held at the Navy Museum from September – January 2021 was the work of artist – Denise Baynham.
The exhibition told 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 honoured and recognised the veterans.