Underwater Heritage Group New Zealand
Preserving Our Heritage Shipwrecks
PRESERVING OUR HERITAGE SHIPWRECKS
Like wearing multiple Condoms
Legislation regarding our historic shipwrecks is a mess. No fewer than seven departments have regulations affecting the ability to excavate our ‘historic’ shipwrecks, creating a web of complexity. While our wrecks may be historic, few are significant. A shipwreck like the Tasmania, built in 1883 and wrecked in 1897, may be historic in a New Zealand context, but by no means significant. The plans are available, as is its cargo manifest! It’s just another wreck.
New Newsletter Editor
Keith Gordon with 84 Newsletters published under his editorship, has passed the role to Kim Triegaardt. Kim, a Christchurch resident, who was elected to the NZUHG Committee at the last AGM, has a proven track record in journalism. Our Newsletter is a very important link to our membership, thank you Keith for your efforts.
A variety of items recovered from the SS Wairarapa need an identification, if you are able to help please sontact us with your suggestions. Click on image to enlarge.