Michael Wynd, researcher at the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy.
As supplied by Michael Wynd.

Whangaparāoa coastal defences

FreeAccessibleNorth Auckland

Saturday 26 September, 2pm-4pm


Whangaparāoa Library

9 Main Street, Whangaparāoa

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Michael Wynd, Researcher at the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, gives a talk on the largely forgotten World War II era tunnels on the Whangaparāoa Peninsula.

During the Second World War the Whangaparāoa Peninsula was the largest concentrated area of coast defence activity in New Zealand. Apart from the batteries, there were two Royal New Zealand Navy sites that controlled the degaussing range and an observation post for the controlled minefield that was laid across the Whangaparāoa Passage.

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