Join us at the water's edge with the award-winning author Frances Walsh kōrerorero/ in conversation with Nicola Legat, Publisher, Massey University Press. Hear the journey of the new Maritime Museum book Endless Sea, from concept, research, writing and publishing - plus the hidden gems unearthed along the way. 

See some of the taonga featured in the book and hear their kōrero. Ask your questions and share your reflections and recollections. 

Eftpos bar and light snacks available by SERO. 


From ship-building tools and Peter Blake’s first trophy, to menu cards from the glory days of ocean liners and exquisite model ships, it’s the perfect book for all those who love and hanker for the sea, boats and ships.

A book for all New Zealanders who feel connected to the sea

This beautiful book, photographed by Jane Ussher, surveys the New Zealand Maritime Museum’s collection and explores New Zealand maritime history through 100 fascinating and wide-ranging objects.

About Frances Walsh 

Writer, Endless Sea

Frances Walsh is an award-winning writer, editor and researcher who has had a long career in journalism, including writing for many of New Zealand’s leading magazines. For several years she was Books and Arts Editor at Metro magazine. Her social history Inside Stories: A History of the New Zealand Housewife 1890–1975 was published in 2011. She has also worked as a trade unionist and as a teacher. She currently works as the in-house writer for the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui te Ananui a Tangaroa.


About Nicola Legat

Publisher, Massey University Press

Nicola Legat is the Publisher of the Massey University Press, which was established by the University in 2015. She is the former Publishing Director of Random House New Zealand and is the Chair of the New Zealand Book Awards Trust and Deputy Chair of the Auckland Writers Festival. She has had a distinguished career in journalism, and is a former editor of Metro magazine. She has an MA Hons (First Class) from the University of Auckland.

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