29 May – 8 September 2019

Meet the man at the helm of many maritime projects and uncover his curious collection from Auckland’s century-old ship chandlery.

Uncover Auckland’s boating world through the wonderful wares of John Street. Peek inside his treasure trove of eclectic curiosities and discover the projects he’s steered to help shape the city of sails. John helped establish the New Zealand Maritime Museum, introduced the annual Tug Boat race, as part of the Auckland Anniversary Regatta, lobbied for the restoration of the Percy Vos Heritage Boat Yard and most recently, backed the fascinating 2018 salvaging of a shipwrecked schooner, DARING.

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A constant character in the changing face of Auckland's waterfront, John gifted his vast collection from the historic Foster's Ship Chandlery to the Museum in 2017.