Title / object name
Model of the battlecruiser HMS New Zealand
|Maker ||Role ||Date |
|Devitt, T ||model maker ||1955 - 1959 |
wood, steel, brass, paper, paint, ink, adhesive
|Overall ||870 (Height) x 2235 (Length) x 745 (Depth) mm|
|Approximate ||1950 (Length) x 750 (Height) x 300 (Width) mm|
|Approximate ||2200 (Length) x 700 (Width) mm|
Gift of the Wellington Marine Model Club, 1959.
This is a waterline model (a model made to represent a ship afloat on the water, as opposed to showing it entire with its hull) of the British battlecruiser HMS New Zealand. The model was made by Captain T M Devitt and other members of the Wellington Marine Model Club for Te Papa's predecessor, the Dominion Museum, between 1955 and 1959.