An ever-evolving story
The decades of work by the Edwin Fox Society to preserve one of the worlds oldest remaining ships was recognised at a prestigious ceremony in Picton today.
Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae made the presentation of the World Ship Trust Award to the society for their work on the 160 year-old Edwin Fox.
In his first visit to Marlborough as Governor-General he praised the work of the society members, past and present.
''It was a long process and definitely an exercise in perseverance. I thank all who have been part, and continue to be part, in the ever-evolving story of the Edwin Fox.
The ship's visitor centre manager Karen McLeod said that she was thrilled with how the event went.
''It was just wonderful. Only a few ships in the world have been recognised with this award,'' she said.
Those in attendance included Edwin Fox Society members, descendants of past ships captains, doctors and boat builders.
Also in attendance was society patron Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith, who travelled from Britain.
Edwin Fox Tea Party, Saturday, 11am till 3pm, Edwin Fox Museum, free admission, Pom Pom the clown, music, prizes, treats, themed photos and actors, views of the HMS Otago, story tellers, traditional children's games, fancy dress prize for best Victorian dress, birthday cake.
Edwin Fox Church Service, Sunday, 10am at the museum.
Edwin Fox Museum, new research on view, gold coin entry, Monday, 9am till 5pm.
More stories and photographs about this event in The Marlborough Express on Monday.
- The Marlborough Express