New Zealand has a rich and varied Maritime Heritage, our ancestors both Polynesian and European relied on the ocean for transport, food, and trade. Many New Zealanders are unaware not only of the scope and origins of our Maritime Heritage but also its importance.
MAANZ main objective is to be a voice for our Maritime Heritage. Each year many relics and artifacts that reflect our Maritime Heritage are lost forever. Members of MAANZ are working together as an Association and as individuals to bring about a change in awareness.
MAANZ publishes some of its research material and makes this publicly available in report form. The most recent report 'Riddle of the Rifleman' was launched at a MAANZ event in May 2012.
The mystery surrounding the name of this wreck and the artifacts recovered from the wreck site beneath the storm-lashed cliffs of the Auckland Island were primarily responsible for MAANZ's development of its metals conservation laboratory.
Read more about MAANZ reports under the 'Reports and Articles' menu item.
All lectures are presented at the Wellington Museum and start at
7-30pm. A gold coin donation is requested to cover the cost of a
light supper at the conclusion of each event. Any inquiries should
be made to Malcolm McGregor - (04) 5660278 (after work hours). The
lecture series is expanded or amended during the course of the
Most lectures are recorded on video and are available to MAANZ members on DVD. The video library is extensive, see the list here.
2023Wednesday 15 November
"Battleship Visits to NZ"
- A presentation by Peter Cooke
Peter will be using a 'visual survey' approach as a different way of appreciating these warship visits.
Monday 4 December
Christmas Film Evening at Penthouse Cinema
- Vogue Suite, at Brooklyn.
Cost approximately $40 (TBC), includes a meal (main and dessert) and film evening. Wine and beer available.
Book with Jack Fry on 04 232 2594.
MAANZ Members receive a monthly newsletter, the 'New Zealand Maritime Archaeology Monthly'.
An index of previous newsletter topics is available here.
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MAANZ wishes to acknowledge the generous support and patronage of Seaworks New Zealand Ltd. Seaworks actively supports MAANZ maritime archaeological and metals conservation activities.
MAANZ is pleased to have Heritage New Zealand as a member. Many of MAANZ's activities relate to historic sites and it is very pleasing to have HNZ's awareness and guidance as we develop maritime archaeological projects that are in both of our areas of knowledge and interest.
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