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Binoculars: Auckland Harbour Board ex WAITEMATA; 1989.65

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Binoculars: Auckland Harbour Board ex WAITEMATA

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About this Object

Binoculars missing one lens, black leather cover. These binoculars were used on the Auckland Harbour Board pilot vessel the WAITEMATA, which was launched in 1913. A pilot boat is used to transport a locally experienced person (the pilot) to and from a visiting ship. The pilot helps to navigate the ship safely into or out of the port.

Medium and Materials


Inscription and Marks

P.B. Waitamata


Length (mm): 190mm (5/8ft) Width: 123mm (3/8ft)

Credit Line

Gift of Ports of Auckland

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