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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
    1912
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
Uncaptioned
Uncaptioned

Artefact

  • 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)
    England
    1842
    New Zealand Wars, Wars
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › wood
    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
    nomenclature
    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

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