Category:

Striding Out

Trouser suits became acceptable office wear for women in the 1970s, as long as they were formal and neat.
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Karen Hughes

1 July 2023

Art & Design

Gone with the Wind – Whanganui Style

The owner of this beautiful dress was Harriet Woon, née Penfold. Born in 1837 in Surrey, England, she was the second eldest child of Harriet (née Mansell) and Stephen Penfold.
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Karen Hughes

21 June 2023

Art & Design

Mary Green Williams’ silver lamé evening gown

Mary Green Williams made and wore this evening gown in the early 1930s.
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Karen Hughes

1 May 2023

Art & Design

Edith Christie’s Evening Gown

In the early 1900s, the Christies were among the leading families of the Whanganui social scene.
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Karen Hughes

1 April 2023

Art & Design

Shipboard Style

Patricia Forsyth’s dancing ensemble was made for social events on board the passenger liner RMS Rangitiki.
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Karen Hughes

1 March 2023

Art & Design

Graceful and Flowing

This kaftan was worn in the 1980s by Sharon Dell, director of Whanganui Regional Museum from 1995 to 2008.
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Karen Hughes

1 February 2023

Art & Design

Voluminous Style with Criminal History

Louisa Maria Ross likely wore this outfit when she married Henry Nevison Harrison on 23 January 1867 at Christ Church, Whanganui.
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Karen Hughes

1 January 2023

Art & Design

Gown Specialist with Movie-Star Name

This early 1930s flapper style georgette, tulle and silk evening gown was designed and made in Whanganui by Lucille Ward.
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Karen Hughes

1 December 2022

Art & Design

Art Deco Elegance

This art deco-era tea dress was made by a Mrs Welsh of Gonville in 1939, for Gertrude Croom.
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Karen Hughes

1 November 2022

Art & Design

Modest in Muslin

Aileen Greeves donated this walking dress, dating from the 1830s.
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Karen Hughes

1 October 2022

Art & Design

Striding Out

Trouser suits became acceptable office wear for women in the 1970s, as long as they were formal and neat.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 July 2023

Art & Design

Gone with the Wind – Whanganui Style

The owner of this beautiful dress was Harriet Woon, née Penfold. Born in 1837 in Surrey, England, she was the second eldest child of Harriet (née Mansell) and Stephen Penfold.
Read More

Karen Hughes

21 June 2023

Art & Design

Mary Green Williams’ silver lamé evening gown

Mary Green Williams made and wore this evening gown in the early 1930s.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 May 2023

Art & Design

Edith Christie’s Evening Gown

In the early 1900s, the Christies were among the leading families of the Whanganui social scene.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 April 2023

Art & Design

Shipboard Style

Patricia Forsyth’s dancing ensemble was made for social events on board the passenger liner RMS Rangitiki.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 March 2023

Art & Design

Graceful and Flowing

This kaftan was worn in the 1980s by Sharon Dell, director of Whanganui Regional Museum from 1995 to 2008.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 February 2023

Art & Design

Voluminous Style with Criminal History

Louisa Maria Ross likely wore this outfit when she married Henry Nevison Harrison on 23 January 1867 at Christ Church, Whanganui.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 January 2023

Art & Design

Gown Specialist with Movie-Star Name

This early 1930s flapper style georgette, tulle and silk evening gown was designed and made in Whanganui by Lucille Ward.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 December 2022

Art & Design

Art Deco Elegance

This art deco-era tea dress was made by a Mrs Welsh of Gonville in 1939, for Gertrude Croom.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 November 2022

Art & Design

Modest in Muslin

Aileen Greeves donated this walking dress, dating from the 1830s.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 October 2022

Art & Design

Category:

Striding Out

Trouser suits became acceptable office wear for women in the 1970s, as long as they were formal and neat.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 July 2023

Art & Design

Gone with the Wind – Whanganui Style

The owner of this beautiful dress was Harriet Woon, née Penfold. Born in 1837 in Surrey, England, she was the second eldest child of Harriet (née Mansell) and Stephen Penfold.
Read More

Karen Hughes

21 June 2023

Art & Design

Mary Green Williams’ silver lamé evening gown

Mary Green Williams made and wore this evening gown in the early 1930s.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 May 2023

Art & Design

Edith Christie’s Evening Gown

In the early 1900s, the Christies were among the leading families of the Whanganui social scene.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 April 2023

Art & Design

Shipboard Style

Patricia Forsyth’s dancing ensemble was made for social events on board the passenger liner RMS Rangitiki.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 March 2023

Art & Design

Graceful and Flowing

This kaftan was worn in the 1980s by Sharon Dell, director of Whanganui Regional Museum from 1995 to 2008.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 February 2023

Art & Design

Voluminous Style with Criminal History

Louisa Maria Ross likely wore this outfit when she married Henry Nevison Harrison on 23 January 1867 at Christ Church, Whanganui.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 January 2023

Art & Design

Gown Specialist with Movie-Star Name

This early 1930s flapper style georgette, tulle and silk evening gown was designed and made in Whanganui by Lucille Ward.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 December 2022

Art & Design

Art Deco Elegance

This art deco-era tea dress was made by a Mrs Welsh of Gonville in 1939, for Gertrude Croom.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 November 2022

Art & Design

Modest in Muslin

Aileen Greeves donated this walking dress, dating from the 1830s.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 October 2022

Art & Design