Lecture Series - 2009
The joint MAANZ and Maritime
Friends of the Museum of Wellington City & Sea
lecture series for 2009 is provided here to show the interesting and
wide-ranging topics covered by the lectures.
22nd April 2009
'PS Rangiriri, the Waikato War and Subsequent
Attempts at Salvage and Preservation' by Andy Dodd, NZHPT,
hosted by MAANZ.
12th May 2009
was provided to the National
Maritime Heritage Seminar held 15-17
May 2009. The seminar provided a marvelous range of New Zealand's
best-known and respected speakers
on many things maritime - early voyages and exploration, whaling and
coastal trading, immigration, ships and ship builders, the Navy and
Government vessels, ship wrecks and much more. The
full programme is located here click.
9th June 2009
Trans-Atlantic Voyage of the QEII' by Graeme Jupp.
Graeme's talk was preceded by the Maritime Friends Annual General
17th June 2009
Tales' by Roger Meecham.
A raft of tall tales (most of which are true), from this author of 2
books of diving adventures and a superb raconteur,
hosted by MAANZ.
14th July 2009
- a Research in progress' with author and maritime
Druett. Tupaia was a Tahitian High Chief and navigator who sailed with
Captain Cook on his first voyage, hosted by Maritime Friends of the
22 July 2009
'Diving on the Egypt and Saturation Diving'
by Wille Bullock,
The storey of one of the great treasure ships of history and the many
salvage attempts, told by one of NZ's most expert divers, hosted by
11th August 2009
Boys' - talked about their time on board the
famous Merchant Navy training ship 'Vindicatrix',
their wartime experiences and subsequent Merchant Navy
careers, hosted by Maritime Friends of the Museum.
19th August 2009
'Preparing for a
Deep-Water Dive; with Special Reference to the SS Niagara' by Tony Howell, NZ
Sea Adventures, hosted by MAANZ.
8th September 2009
Quiz-Night' a combined event with MAANZ, The Maritime
of the Museum & other Wellington Maritime Organisations. Run by
Quiz Mistress Wendy Adlam.
23rd September 2009
Maritime vs Terrestrial Archaeology'. Why land based
and maritime archaeology are so different apart from the fact that you
can't talk underwater? by Mary O'Keefe, Principal of Heritage
Solutions, hosted by MAANZ.
21st October 2009
Plan for the yacht Rona' The story of Pauline's role in
preserving this Wellington icon, by Pauline Wallace, DOC, hosted by
27th October 2009
Birthday. We celebrated this notable event at noon on
the outer tee at Queens Wharf. There was cannon fire, sauerkraut
sandwiches and naturally-brewed ale (all in the cause of reducing the
possibility of anyone contracting scurvy), hosted by Maritime Friends
of the Museum