Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Zealand Army Museum

Driving south to Wellington, passing though Mordor (or at least where they filmed it) we passed signs for the New Zealand Army museum. After half a second of thought I pulled in.

The museum covers the anglo military history of New Zealand from the earliest days of colonization to today in Afghanistan.

M41A1 Walker Bulldog

Scorpion CVR (T)
M113
A41 Centurion
Gun crew from the Maori wars.
Bottom rifle is a volley gun, made famous by Sgt Harper of Sharpe fame.
Sgt Harper's rifle.
Uniforms of the Maori Wars.

The Gallipoli model.
A rifle for shooting out of the trenches.
Model trench line.
German Fallshirmjager from Crete.
6 pdr AT gun

Bren carrier to tow the 6 pdr.
All of the various NZ army small arms
These beauties have been showing up in ISIS videos. They apparently found crates of them in Syria.
It was well worth the stop, if you are ever in the area, take the time.

14 comments:

  1. Great photos! I bet you are enjoying your time in the southern hemisphere.

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    1. New Zealand is amazing. Well worth a spot on the bucket list. If you're interested I have another blog covering it.

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  2. What a great looking museum, thank you for sharing and a timely reminder that I have a fair few Maori Wars miniatures somewhere.

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    1. Glad to share. It's a real gem.

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  3. Pity it is located on the wrong island!! Should be on the South island, easier for me to get to! Great post.

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    1. I'd say it's worth it next time you go north. Not worth a visit on its own.

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    2. I'd say it's worth it next time you go north. Not worth a visit on its own.

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    3. I'd say it's worth it next time you go north. Not worth a visit on its own.

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  4. Wish I had the chance to show you around our War memorial too - next time eh?

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  5. Its a cool little museum and a handy stop over for us wargamers heading north on a trip out :)

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    1. Definitely a good place to stop and stretch the legs.

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  6. Great museum and it must be fascinating to see an NZ collection and perspective... thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It was interesting to see the NZ perspective on some common wars. The collections were very well presented and the artifacts selected were very interesting.

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