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Historical and Cultural Objects in the New Zealand Maritime Museum

Sir Michael Fay's America's Cup NZ KZ1 1988 Big Boat, Auckland - 1126

The New Zealand Maritime Museum, Hui Te Anaui A Tangaroa, is a maritime museum with exhibitions spanning New Zealand’s maritime history, from the earliest Polynesian explorers and settlers to the modern-day triumphs at the America’s Cup.

Among the many historical and cultural objects in the New Zealand Maritime Museum, the following are highlights:

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“As man disappears from sight, the land remains.” Maori Proverb



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