auckland sailing:: Maritime history – e.g. historic new zealand vessels and steam ships & maritime collections of art treasures. NZNMM merchandise and publications.
of the auckland sailing public can help auckland sailing us preserve auckland sailing our maritime auckland sailing heritage by donating or lending artefacts to the museum. We are happy to explain the procedures for making donations or loans.
The New Zealand National Maritime Museum’s Library and Archives
Find out about our library and archives and commission research through this page
Opening hours: Thursday 10am – 4 pm Charge: $5.00 to visit the library or if you have paid to visit the galleries of the Museum, by donation. No charge to Friends of the NZNMM. Visits at other times are by appointment only. Ph 09 373-0800 x810
Research: We cancarry out research for you, for a charge of $20 per half auckland sailing hour. You can be invoiced or can pay by credit card via this site (not secure) Click here if you would like to commission research.
Donations: The library is always keen to accept donations of books and magazines that it does not already hold. In particular we are interested in issues of Sea Spray magazine from November 1997 to December 2000. We are also after any issues of New Zealand Yachtsman and New Zealand Aquatic magazine. Click here if you would like to donate magazines or books.
Immigration records: The library does not hold original passenger lists. We have an auckland sailing Immigration Database which is intended to become a national database of passenger arrivals. Currently it contains passengers who arrived in Auckland 1840-1882 and Otago 1869-1874. It also contains those soldiers who took their discharge in New Zealand 1840-1870 and the Comber Index to ships arriving in New Zealand 1839-1889. We can search the index for you (no charge for one surname) if you wish to phone 09 373-0800 ext 810.
Shipping records: We have excellent resources for finding information on New Zealand and British-registered ships. We have a run of Lloyd’s Registers and the Watt’s Index of New Zealand registered vessels as well as other ships registers. auckland sailing The Wharton Index lists all ships that came to Auckland between 1850 and 1980. The Auckland Harbour Board archive also lists ships that entered Auckland Harbour. Our collection of books contains information on many vessels including photographs.
Maritime personnel: We hold an Index to Masters, Mates and Engineers 1866-1921 (New Zealand) and Lloyd’s Captains Register 1869 (British). Watt’s Index contains an index to captains and the Comber Index lists captains of passenger vessels 1839-1889. The Auckland Harbour Board archive contains lists of personnel from 1871.
Auckland Harbour Board Archives