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Overseas, 1961

Keith Hulme returned from wartime service in the Pacific, settled in Auckland, and lived (until his death in 1976) with partner David Wildey. Keith travelled overseas in 1961; so says the label on a box of his slides. Here are a few momentoes of his time in America, France and elsewhere. Several spots are readily identifiable - the Champs-Elysées taken from the Arc de Triomphe, views onto the Eiffel Tower and St Giles' cathedral in Edinburgh - but others, including what appears to be a naval dockyard and a 'crossing the line' ceremony, are less so. Was the latter a re-enactment? The boat seems small to be afloat in the high seas. Either way, sailors are a recurring theme.