Category:

Home-made Evening Chic

This glamourous evening gown from the 1930s was owned by Jean Lambert. Her stylish wardrobe included evening gowns, jackets and coats, shawls, and muffs from the 1920s to the 1940s.
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Karen Hughes

1 December 2023

Museum Notebook

Mourning the passing of Huia 

Utterly unique and exquisitely beautiful, huia were considered tapu (sacred, restricted) by Māori. The closest living cousins to Huia today are the kōkako and the tieke (saddleback).
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Karen Hughes

8 November 2023

Museum Notebook

Home for Good? The case for the return of Hāmama

The tekoteko known as Hāmama displays unique Whanganui-style features: the notched knees imitate an action by Whanganui tūpuna when standing on waka, and big bulbous eyes, five fingers and holding the tongue are further design techniques that confirm Whanganui provenance.
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Karen Hughes

25 October 2023

Museum Notebook

There is a Taniwhā in my river

The kupu (word) taniwhā does not come from the Whanganui rohe (area). Whanganui iwi use the kupu “kaitiaki” for the mythical creatures that guard our waterways.
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Karen Hughes

26 September 2023

Museum Notebook

Edmonds: ‘Sure to Rise’ 

By 1929, there were only 1.5 million people in New Zealand, yet we were purchasing around three million tins of Edmonds Baking Powder per year!
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Karen Hughes

20 September 2023

Museum Notebook

Pūrerehua – Butterflies and Moths

As plant pollinators, butterflies and moths play an important part in natural ecosystems. There are more than 150,000 named species of moths and butterflies globally.
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Karen Hughes

23 August 2023

Museum Notebook

Trick Pics

The duplicator was a fantastic tool for photographers. This tool took advantage of long exposure times and allowed photographers to expose one half of the negative at a time.
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Karen Hughes

12 July 2023

Museum Notebook

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

Museum Notebook

If the Shoe Fits

The clogs worn in the Netherlands or Northern Europe were wooden overshoes especially useful when working on farms.
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Karen Hughes

14 June 2023

Museum Notebook

Home-made Evening Chic

This glamourous evening gown from the 1930s was owned by Jean Lambert. Her stylish wardrobe included evening gowns, jackets and coats, shawls, and muffs from the 1920s to the 1940s.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 December 2023

Museum Notebook

Mourning the passing of Huia 

Utterly unique and exquisitely beautiful, huia were considered tapu (sacred, restricted) by Māori. The closest living cousins to Huia today are the kōkako and the tieke (saddleback).
Read More

Karen Hughes

8 November 2023

Museum Notebook

Home for Good? The case for the return of Hāmama

The tekoteko known as Hāmama displays unique Whanganui-style features: the notched knees imitate an action by Whanganui tūpuna when standing on waka, and big bulbous eyes, five fingers and holding the tongue are further design techniques that confirm Whanganui provenance.
Read More

Karen Hughes

25 October 2023

Museum Notebook

There is a Taniwhā in my river

The kupu (word) taniwhā does not come from the Whanganui rohe (area). Whanganui iwi use the kupu “kaitiaki” for the mythical creatures that guard our waterways.
Read More

Karen Hughes

26 September 2023

Museum Notebook

Edmonds: ‘Sure to Rise’ 

By 1929, there were only 1.5 million people in New Zealand, yet we were purchasing around three million tins of Edmonds Baking Powder per year!
Read More

Karen Hughes

20 September 2023

Museum Notebook

Pūrerehua – Butterflies and Moths

As plant pollinators, butterflies and moths play an important part in natural ecosystems. There are more than 150,000 named species of moths and butterflies globally.
Read More

Karen Hughes

23 August 2023

Museum Notebook

Trick Pics

The duplicator was a fantastic tool for photographers. This tool took advantage of long exposure times and allowed photographers to expose one half of the negative at a time.
Read More

Karen Hughes

12 July 2023

Museum Notebook

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

Museum Notebook

If the Shoe Fits

The clogs worn in the Netherlands or Northern Europe were wooden overshoes especially useful when working on farms.
Read More

Karen Hughes

14 June 2023

Museum Notebook

Category:

Home-made Evening Chic

This glamourous evening gown from the 1930s was owned by Jean Lambert. Her stylish wardrobe included evening gowns, jackets and coats, shawls, and muffs from the 1920s to the 1940s.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 December 2023

Museum Notebook

Mourning the passing of Huia 

Utterly unique and exquisitely beautiful, huia were considered tapu (sacred, restricted) by Māori. The closest living cousins to Huia today are the kōkako and the tieke (saddleback).
Read More

Karen Hughes

8 November 2023

Museum Notebook

Home for Good? The case for the return of Hāmama

The tekoteko known as Hāmama displays unique Whanganui-style features: the notched knees imitate an action by Whanganui tūpuna when standing on waka, and big bulbous eyes, five fingers and holding the tongue are further design techniques that confirm Whanganui provenance.
Read More

Karen Hughes

25 October 2023

Museum Notebook

There is a Taniwhā in my river

The kupu (word) taniwhā does not come from the Whanganui rohe (area). Whanganui iwi use the kupu “kaitiaki” for the mythical creatures that guard our waterways.
Read More

Karen Hughes

26 September 2023

Museum Notebook

Edmonds: ‘Sure to Rise’ 

By 1929, there were only 1.5 million people in New Zealand, yet we were purchasing around three million tins of Edmonds Baking Powder per year!
Read More

Karen Hughes

20 September 2023

Museum Notebook

Pūrerehua – Butterflies and Moths

As plant pollinators, butterflies and moths play an important part in natural ecosystems. There are more than 150,000 named species of moths and butterflies globally.
Read More

Karen Hughes

23 August 2023

Museum Notebook

Trick Pics

The duplicator was a fantastic tool for photographers. This tool took advantage of long exposure times and allowed photographers to expose one half of the negative at a time.
Read More

Karen Hughes

12 July 2023

Museum Notebook

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

Museum Notebook

If the Shoe Fits

The clogs worn in the Netherlands or Northern Europe were wooden overshoes especially useful when working on farms.
Read More

Karen Hughes

14 June 2023

Museum Notebook