Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Theft of photos from a Far North museum

The police are investigating an alleged theft of historic photographs from the Whangaroa County Museum and Archives Society in Kaeo, in the far North.

Ref: AWNS19220323-40-7, Sir George Grey Special Collections
The museum has a substantial collection of photos, documents and artefacts depicting the people and scenes from Whangaroa history. Exhibition highlights include the 1809 sinking of the Boyd and items from the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior, which was bombed in 1985 and sunk off nearby Matauri Bay. There are also displays on timber milling and missionary work from 1814 onwards.

Ref: AWNS-19130313-15-3, Sir George Grey Special Collections
The alleged thefts go back a decade but the disappearance of the photos has only just been discovered.
Whilst some photos have completely vanished from the collection without a trace,  others have been replaced with photocopies.  Read more about this story.

Ref: AWNS-19101117-6-1, Sir George Grey Special Collections


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