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Object: Model of the battlecruiser HMS New Zealand

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Title Model of the battlecruiser HMS New Zealand
Production Devitt, T M (model maker), 1955-1959, New Zealand
Materials wood, steel, brass, paper, paint, ink, adhesive
Classification models, battleships
Dimensions Overall: 870mm (Height) x 2235mm (Length) x 745mm (Depth)
Approximate: 1950mm (Length) x 750mm (Height) x 300mm (Width)
Approximate: 2200mm (Length) x 700mm (Width)
Credit line Gift of the Wellington Marine Model Club, 1959.
Registration number NS000038
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.

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