Dear members and supporters of the Lyttelton Museum
It is with deep sadness we report that on Wednesday 8 August Baden Norris, our founder, passed away. We send our sympathies to his family and close friends.
It was through Baden’s vision and determination that we have a museum in Lyttelton. Back in 1965, realising that the heritage stories of Lyttelton and the wider harbour communities needed a home, he set to work. Baden has been widely acknowledged for his deep knowledge of our connections with Antarctica. He has been tireless in developing and nurturing the Museum, and he was very supportive of the plans for a purpose-built museum in the heart of the community. The Museum Society has been blessed by the years of Baden’s wise counsel. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of Baden’s life was held at LAF in Lyttelton on Saturday 18 August. A large number of family, friends and colleagues gathered to hear moving tributes to this much loved and much admired Lyttelton man.
A special touch was a number of huskies also attended, acknowledging Baden’s special links with Antarctica.