condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
discuss document export feedback print share gallery-landscape

figurehead, ships

Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    HMS Virago figurehead [1842-1876] (descriptive name)
  • Description
    figurehead of the HMS Virago [launched 1842]
    Visited New Zealand 1869 with Duke of Edinburgh; carried last detachment 18th Regiment when returned to England in 1870; vessel scrapped 1876
  • Place
  • Other Number
    HW 328, 12710, mar.105
  • Accession date
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 12710, mar.105, HW 328
  • Notes
    H.M.S. Virago was built at Woolwich and was launched on 25 July 1842. Came to New Zealand during the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1869, and carried the last detachment of the 18th Regiment to leave NZ when she sailed in 1870.
    HMS Virago was scrapped in 1876.
    engine: 300 NHP engine
  • Event
    • New Zealand Wars
    • Visit to NZ HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh; 1869; 1870; 1870-71
      visit to New Zealand of HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, 1869; 1870; 1870-71, as Captain of HMS Galatea
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    • 1869
      1 January 1869 to 31 December 1869
    • 1870
      1 January 1870 to 31 December 1870
    • 1876
      1 January 1876 to 31 December 1876
  • Subject category
  • Production
    unknown (woodworker)
    New Zealand Wars, Wars
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › wood
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 07 Distribution & Transportation Artifacts (Category)
    › Water Transportation Equipment (Classification)
    › Water Transportation Accessories (Sub-classification)
    › Component, Watercraft (Primary Term)
    › Carving, Marine (Secondary Term)
    › Figurehead (Tertiary Term)
  • Classification Documents
    Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    20 May 2003

Object tags

Auckland Museum tags

Visitor tags

  • Contribute more detail to this record by adding your own names, classifications or categories via a tag. Tags also make this record more findable on search.

Related items

Results from DigitalNZ

Other items

    The development of the Auckland War Memorial Museum online collection is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.