NEW ZEALAND UNDERWATER HERITAGE GROUP
Preserve your past to understand your future
Underwater heritage sites are a fragile and steadily decaying source of historical information. There are
some 2000 shipwrecks scattered around New Zealand’s coast representing a significant and rich source of
knowledge about our culture and history. The New Zealand Underwater Heritage Group would like to see these sites discovered, recorded and protected for the benefit of future generations.
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New Zealand Underwater Heritage Group wants to
embrace technologies that accurately survey, record, conserve and protect shipwreck sites. This may
encompass methods of recovery and conservation to further the knowledge of these events that can be
disseminated for the public or academic interest alike.
By fostering relationships and working with government agencies, academic institutions and other
likeminded organisations NZUHG’s mission is to increase public awareness and interest in New
Zealand’s maritime and cultural underwater heritage and the importance of its conservation.
KELLY TARLTON AWARD
Congratulations to the 2020 winner of the Kelly Tarlton award
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NZUHG in the media
Read about the work our members have been doing in the maritime heritage space