Waite, Lieutenant Colonel Fred

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Auckland NZ, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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Lieutenant Colonel Fred Waite (1885-1952) was a prominant politician and community member in Auckland. He was based in Cairo from 1941-44 where he acquired artefacts for the Otago Museum and became the honorary keeper of Middle Eastern archaeology. He published a volume on predynastic pottery (Waite, Fred 1951. Egyptian Predynastic pottery. Otago Museum handbook 1. Dunedin, NZ: Otago Museum). 

Artefacts with distributed year of excavation unknown: 
Waite knew Guy Brunton personally and some objects from his excavations may be in Auckland.
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Photograph of Fred Waite during World War 1

Photograph of Fred Waite during World War 1

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