"Golden Hind" underway. Probably Auckland Harbour.
From the "Golden Hind" came, kauri logs the likes of which will never be seen again, only 72 years ago.
Alongside, Western viaduct, Auckland; about to sail.
Port side, in front of deck house. Visitors.
Grouper caught off Sunday Island, Kermadecs.
Catching grouper in the Kermadec Islands.
Sunday Island. Mining crew.
"Golden Hind" at sea and making good time. Dad's title, "Heavy Seas, Kermedecs"
Dad at the helm. At sea, Tongan Islands.
Haircut at sea, Tongan Islands.
Swarthy fellow on back deck of the ship, possibly member of regular crew.
Lazy Day at Lifuka, Tonga.
Lifuka, Tonga, a feast.
Shore party. Note Dad's shirt does not fit very well, and seems dated for the times. I suspect he borrowed from Thomas Henry, his Dad. No outboards in those days, you rowed. Arriving at Nomuka, Tonga Islands.
Convivial welcome ashore, Nomuka, Tongan Islands.
The next series of images, until we meet Queen Salote, are of a Tonga Wedding.
Bride and Groom
Dad on horseback; horse probably thinner,
Carting in the food for the umukai.
Queen Salote opening Parliament, 1940
Queen's Palace, Tonga Tabu.
Crew on "Waipru", a visiting yacht, possibly from New Zealand, at Nuka a'lofa, Tonga.