2019 Annual Conference (Open to the Public)

Saturday 2rd November, 2019 
at The CQ Hotel , 223 Cuba Street, Wellington

Theme: Ocean Exploration – Past, Present & Future

0830 to 0900
Meet & Greet, Conference Room, CQ Hotel
(Cover charge: $20 pp. Purchase coffee at hotel coffee shop and browse book table)

0900 Welcome – President Rosanne Hawarden

0905 Conference Opening by MP Nicola Willis

0920 The Present

Keith Gordon, Kim Triegaardt, Ken Durey, Will Coop, - Update of NZUHG members projects

0945 Keynote: The Past

         Mike Lee - Exploration of northern New Zealand by early French Explorers

1030 Rudi Mack - Wayfinding in the Pacific: A history of Compass Declination from Tasman to Cook

Coffee Break

1130 Keynote: The Future

       Andy Viduka - The Future of Australasian Maritime Archaeology

1215 Rhys Richards – Bold Captains after Cook who developed the trans-Pacific trade,1788-1830

1300 to 1345
Buffet Lunch - $30.00 per head

1345 Jane Jones - Insights from the Bronze Age shipwreck Uluburun,
                               found off the southern coast of Turkey.

1430 Dr Rosanne Hawarden - From Tingangs to Tongiaki: The waka technology of the Pacific: Past,
                                                 present and future.

1515 to 1530

1530 Nicole Miller - Virtual Archaeology with a tour of the Taputeranga Marina
                                 and footage of the F69 wreck.

1615 Willie Bullock – SS Egypt - the recovery of over £200 million of bullion from the wreck.


1700 to 1745
Presentation NZUHG Kelly Tarlton Award 2019.

1745 onwards

Meet in Bar of CQ Hotel

1845 onwards

Conference dinner at Restaurant 88,

88 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011

2 course banquet menu $45 per head or à la carte

SUNDAY PROGRAM – 3rd November, 2019

0900 NZUHG AGM Offices Garth McIntyre

Unit 1, Ground Floor, Chaffers Dock Apartments
22 Herd St, Wellington
Entrance: Te Papa /Marina corner of building opposite Marina

1030 Tour of Wellington Museum of City and Surf

Queens Wharf, Wellington

We are hoping to arrange a behind the scenes tour.

1200 Lunch at Coenes

103 Oriental Parade, Wellington 04-385-7124 whg.co.nz/coenes


Speakers Profiles

MICHAEL LEE is a former merchant navy officer and active conservationist, especially on the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, Mike Lee’s interest in natural history led him to the French explorers and their role in the scientific discovery in the Pacific and New Zealand. He holds an MSc in biological sciences and is the author of numerous scientific papers on New Zealand and Pacific ornithology and the critically acclaimed book Navigators & Naturalists - French exploration of New Zealand and the Pacific – 1769 -1824. Mike is probably best known for his many years in local government, especially as the chairman of the Auckland Regional Council. He is currently the Auckland councillor for Waitematā & Gulf.

RHYS RICHARDS is a former career diplomat, has lived, researched and travelled widely, including in Polynesia and Melanesia. Through Paremata Press he has published so far two dozen books including 'Bold Captains: Trans-Pacific Exploration and Trade 1780-1830,' 'Tracking Travelling Taonga,' 'Moriori: Origins, Lifestyles and Language,' and 'The Last of the Sail Whalers: Whaling off Southern New Zealand and Tasmania.' Another twelve of his books have been published elsewhere. Rhys was awarded the prestigious L. Byrne Waterman award 'for Maritime History' in the USA in 2000. He lives in Paremata, Wellington.

ANDY VIDUKA is a maritime archaeologist and conservator employed by the Australian Government as the Assistant Director Maritime Heritage. In this role he administers the Australian Government’s Underwater Cultural Heritage Act 2018, which he co-drafted, coordinates Australia’s Historic Shipwrecks Program and leads Australia’s consideration of ratification of the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. Andy provides strategic and professional advice about heritage management to organisations throughout Australia and works collaboratively with international colleagues to protect underwater cultural heritage in the Asia and Pacific Region.

Andy was for six years the ICOMOS – ICUCH Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau member (2013-2019), is a Councillor of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA), a member of the Australian Citizen Science Association, a Research Associate of Flinders University Archaeology Department and a foundation member of the research group Wreck Check Inc. In conjunction with these activities Andy is actively involved in maritime archaeological projects and capacity building training in the Indian Ocean Region, South East Asia and the Pacific Region. Andy is a PhD candidate in archaeology at the University of New England and is the founder of GIRT Scientific Diver, a no-impact citizen-science project that aims to train members to systematically document observable physical and natural features of historic shipwrecks, in an open sea water environment, to facilitate their ongoing protection and management.



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