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The two million objects in the collection of the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa carry the stories of Aotearoa’s profound maritime history. Medals and models, paintings and pigeon-grams, ships and scrimshaw, and things sure to surprise, can be viewed here. Join us on the voyage by bookmarking the page to check for regular additions.


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