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Picton Self-Guided Audio Tour

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    Stop At: Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, 1 Auckland St, Picton 7220 New Zealand

    Based on the antiquated design of the frigates being constructed in Londo

    n at the time, Edwin Fox

    was built by William Foster in Sulkeali, India in 1853.

    An overall length of 157 feet, it took only 9

    months to build the vessel, and was sold before her completion in that year to Englishman Sir

    George Edmund Hodgkinson, who name

    d her Edwin Fox after a well

    known Quaker from


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hertiage & Whaling Museum Picton, London Quay, Picton New Zealand

    This type

    of harpoon gun is one which would have been securely mounted on the bow of whaling

    boats. Until the early 20th century, whalers would hunt their prey using lances and handheld

    harpoon guns, meaning that their job would bring them remarkably close to the an

    imals in order to


    During the 1920s, mounted harpoon guns and explosive tips were introduced to make the

    hunt and the kill far easier.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: War Memorial, 24 London Quay, Picton 7220 New Zealand


    st townships in New Zealand have a dedicated area of remembrance, and Picton is no


    The War Memorial Arch was constructed as part of the renovation of the foreshore and in

    honour of the men of the Queen Charlotte Sound who had been killed in ser

    vice during World War I

    between 1914 and 1918. Showing loyalty to the British Crown, men from all over the country were

    sent overseas to ally to the British Forces.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    No it does not include Edwin Fox entry.
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