Collection Stories

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Flair and Flamboyance

Rick Rudd purchased this sophisticated example of 1970s men’s fashion not long before he immigrated to New Zealand.
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Karen Hughes
10 June 2024
Fashion Talks

Bob Cade’s sword

A British sword was presented to Lieutenant Cade by the Wanganui Guards in 1906.
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Karen Hughes
9 June 2024
Cultural History

Not Just for One Day

An exquisite wedding dress was donated to the museum in 1993 by a descendant of Alvine and Wilhelm Franke; their granddaughter Eileen Martin.
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Karen Hughes
1 May 2024
Fashion Talks

Professional and Pretty

The owner of this 1970s dress, Mrs Lila Campbell, donated the dress to Whanganui Regional Museum in 1997.
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Karen Hughes
1 April 2024
Fashion Talks

Revolutionary Blouse

Isobel Duncan, born in Whanganui in 1877, owned this blouse.
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Karen Hughes
1 March 2024
Fashion Talks

Floral Beauty

Made from fine cotton muslin, this 1840s walking dress is entirely hand-sewn.
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Karen Hughes
1 February 2024
Fashion Talks

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
Fashion Talks

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
Natural History

A Timeless Classic

This simple yet stunning evening dress is the epitome of 1930s style. Though the lines are simple, the overall effect is one of complete sinuous femininity.
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Karen Hughes
1 November 2023
Fashion Talks

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
Te ao Māori

Flair and Flamboyance

Rick Rudd purchased this sophisticated example of 1970s men’s fashion not long before he immigrated to New Zealand.
Read More

Karen Hughes

10 June 2024

Bob Cade’s sword

A British sword was presented to Lieutenant Cade by the Wanganui Guards in 1906.
Read More

Karen Hughes

9 June 2024

Not Just for One Day

An exquisite wedding dress was donated to the museum in 1993 by a descendant of Alvine and Wilhelm Franke; their granddaughter Eileen Martin.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 May 2024

Professional and Pretty

The owner of this 1970s dress, Mrs Lila Campbell, donated the dress to Whanganui Regional Museum in 1997.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 April 2024

Revolutionary Blouse

Isobel Duncan, born in Whanganui in 1877, owned this blouse.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 March 2024

Floral Beauty

Made from fine cotton muslin, this 1840s walking dress is entirely hand-sewn.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 February 2024

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

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

A Timeless Classic

This simple yet stunning evening dress is the epitome of 1930s style. Though the lines are simple, the overall effect is one of complete sinuous femininity.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 November 2023

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

Category:

Flair and Flamboyance

Rick Rudd purchased this sophisticated example of 1970s men’s fashion not long before he immigrated to New Zealand.
Read More

Karen Hughes

10 June 2024

Bob Cade’s sword

A British sword was presented to Lieutenant Cade by the Wanganui Guards in 1906.
Read More

Karen Hughes

9 June 2024

Not Just for One Day

An exquisite wedding dress was donated to the museum in 1993 by a descendant of Alvine and Wilhelm Franke; their granddaughter Eileen Martin.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 May 2024

Professional and Pretty

The owner of this 1970s dress, Mrs Lila Campbell, donated the dress to Whanganui Regional Museum in 1997.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 April 2024

Revolutionary Blouse

Isobel Duncan, born in Whanganui in 1877, owned this blouse.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 March 2024

Floral Beauty

Made from fine cotton muslin, this 1840s walking dress is entirely hand-sewn.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 February 2024

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

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

A Timeless Classic

This simple yet stunning evening dress is the epitome of 1930s style. Though the lines are simple, the overall effect is one of complete sinuous femininity.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 November 2023

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