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Banks Peninsula Cruising Club records

Identifier: Arch 0070

Scope and Contents

The records of the Banks Peninsula Cruising Club include minutes; ledgers; correspondence; press clippings; photographs (including negatives) and reports.

Key records within the collection include two copies of "For those who sailed", verses by Elsie Locke inspired by the loss of two yachts in a storm during the Wellington-Lyttelton Centennial Yacht Race, 1951 and photocopies of police telegrams concerning, and photographs of, Count Felix von Luckner, German prisoner of war on Ripapa Island, 1917-1918.

Also includes negatives of the Club's historical photographs, including a Dec. 1901 print of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ship Discovery in dry dock at Lyttelton, in preparation for Scott's 1901-1904 Antarctic expedition. There are also two portraits of Count Felix von Luckner, and a print of his ship Seeadler, given to the Club when he visited them in 1938.


  • 1932-1994



16 Boxes (25 Volumes, 9 Folders, 4 Envelopes; 52 Photographs and Negatives; 5 Cassette Tapes; 1 Microfilm Reel and 52 Slides)

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The records in this collection have been arranged according to the functional operational activities of the Banks Peninsula Cruising Club.

Physical Location

Shelf TU B 4d - Shelf TU B 4f, Tūranga, Tuakiri floor, ANZC Archives

ANZC Archival Store, Outsize - Consult Archivist for access

Banks Peninsula Cruising Club records
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Repository Details

Part of the Christchurch City Libraries Archives Collection Repository

60 Cathedral Square
Central City
Christchurch Canterbury 8011 New Zealand