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The Battle of Rafah

On 9 January 1917, the New Zealand Mounted Rifles participated in the final battle of the Sinai Campaign on the borders of Palestine - an event which changed the Middle East in ways which continue to resound today.

Tonny Brinkman: Sand Collector

Sand collector Tonny Brinkman has generously donated 3500 sands to Auckland Museum - and her decades of collecting show that you can explore the world without going far from home.

Bomber Command - The Dambusters

The NZ Bomber Command Association Memorial Sculpture commemorates the 2,157 New Zealanders who lost their lives flying with the RAF Bomber Command. Mini Prasad discusses the making of the memorial and the history of the two New Zealanders who flew in the Dambusters raid.


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  Hinaki - Eel trap    
   
 
 
Locality: Wanganui

Source: Mr T W Downes
Acquisition date: 1937

Material: Wood
Measurements: 116cm

Museum location: Auckland Museum
Specific location: Maori Court East
Ethnology no: 23518
 
   
 Pathway: This hinaki comes from Wanganui, and was acquired by the Auckland Museum in 1937 as part of an exchange. 
  
 Catalogue description: This hinaki is open at both ends and has a lid attached at the smaller end. A cylindrical length of wood is attached along one side.