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The Attack on Pearl Harbor – 7 December 1941 »

December 7, 2015
On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor , Hawaii By planning this attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were […]
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Tudor Collins at Macquarie Island »

March 4, 2014
In September 1950 the Royal Navy frigate HMS St Austell Bay, delivered a load of supplies to Macquarie Island and Tudor Collins went along to document the trip. HMS St Austell Bay was on a six month exchange with the New Zealand Navy and called in at several NZ ports on its way south. At Macquarie […]

Thanks to the Volunteers »

November 28, 2013
We have a couple of volunteers working with us on the Tudor Collins project, Robyn Entwistle and Kerryn Olsen. Without their help, sorting through and processing such a large amount of photographic material would take us more than twice as long, so we are very thankful for their input. Robyn, who has come up from Wellington […]

A selection of images from the Tudor Collins project, week one. »

November 26, 2013
Here’s a selection of images digitised from the glass plate collection in the Tudor Collins project. I’ll come back and add caption information as we get it. Click on the first image to get a larger image or a slide show.

The Tudor Collins Project »

Welcome to the Tudor Collins Project. So, who was Tudor Collins? Among other things he was a bushman, a master mariner, a machine gunner, a farmer, a business man and most importantly to this project, a great photographer. He is probably best known for his beautiful photographs taken in the kauri forests of Northland where […]