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Victor Frank Fisher

Vic Fisher, Museum ethnologist, on the liner Monteray (sic?),Unknown, photographer, 1950s, Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira PH-NEG-H2218. Auckland Museum has yet to establish the copyright status of this image; restrictions may apply. (Copyright)

Vic Fisher, Museum ethnologist, on the liner Monteray (sic?),Unknown, photographer, 1950s, Auckland …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Victor Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Fisher AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 479890 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 20 Douglas Avenue, Mt. Albert, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. F.M. Fisher(wife), 20 Douglas Avenue, Mt.Albert, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown 2NZEF Nom Roll 9 Scientist/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 9
    2NZEF Nom Roll 9
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Curator of Ethnology, Auckland Museum

    Retired 3 January 1968 after 37 years at Auckland Museum

    First employed as assistant ethnologist in 1930

    Appointed as ethnologist in 1936 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.132 AWMM
    • Auckland Star AWMM
      Volume LXXV, Issue 221, 18 September 1944, page 7 AWMM
    • Thwaites, Ian (2015). A Good Place To Be: Auckland Museum People, 1929-89. Auckland: Printed for the author AWMM
      p.302 AWMM
    • Fisher, Victor Frank. Papers, 1930 - 1971. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-604. AWMM

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