Photograph: MV COLVILLE at Mokohinau; Murray Williscroft; 2015.152.33


Photograph: MV COLVILLE at Mokohinau

About this object

MV COLVILLE, moored alongside Moko Hinau, captained by Bunty Brown. Vessel described by photographer as a 'lighthouse tender ex Fairmile and whalechaser. Would roll on wet grass. Known as the chunder bus.'
Murray Williscroft was a lighthouse keeper, who, along with his wife Ventris worked on a number of stations around New Zealand in the 1950s-60s.

Place Made

Mokohinau Islands


Murray Williscroft

Inscription and Marks

"Moko Hinau 1964/65. 'MV Colville' Capt Bunty Brown lighthouse tender ex Fairmile and wale (sic) chaser. Would roll on wet grass. Known as the chunder bus", Caption, Adhered


HxW (2D objects YxX): H 130 W 90mm (H 5 1/8 W 3 9/16in)

Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

Coastal shipping/[Shipping]

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand Government Ships/[Shipping]

Subject and Association Keywords

Hauraki Gulf/Auckland Region/New Zealand

Medium and Materials

Black and White Print/Photographic Print/Photographic, Audio and Visual, 0 - Whole


Murray Williscroft

Credit Line

Gift of Rae MacGregor, reproduced courtesy of Ventris Williscroft.

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