Listen to the story of a former slave ship, convict carrier and wooden Crimea war troop carrier. A fascinating wooden hull is the physical remains of the Edwin Fox, a forgotten treasure resting in its own dedicated museum in Picton.
The Edwin Fox ship is one of a kind, a forgotten treasure…
- Last surviving ship that took convicts to Australia
- Last wooden Crimea War troop carrier
- Oldest Merchant ship in the World
- Pioneering refrigeration Ship
- Oldest wooden vessel that brought immigrants to New Zealand
Now has its final resting place in a dedicated Edwin Fox Museum and Visitor Centre. The Edwin Fox Museum has a collection of artefacts and visual presentations about the life of the vessel and its passengers. A clinker 100 year old dingy keeps the Edwin Fox company. Explore the stories of some of our characters, convicts, immigrants, and captains. The location is the picturesque Picton waterfront.
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- Waipapa Point Lighthouse & the fate of the passenger steamer Tararua
The HMNZS Waikato and the HMNZS Tui are 2 decommissioned NZ Navy ships which have been purposely sunk for divers just outside the Tutukaka Marina.
For heritage buffs scroll through:
- Marlborough art, culture & heritage trail – Best Bits
- Top 10 things to do in Marlborough
- Wairau Bar and Lagoon story of human occupation & a shipwreck
- Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre – where the drama of flight is captured
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