Category:

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

Art & Design

Floral Beauty

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

1 February 2024

Art & Design

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

Art & Design

Harmony Preserved: Historic Grand Piano Loaned to Museum

A 128-year-old grand piano made by the renowned German-American company, Steinway & Sons, is now located in the atrium of the Whanganui Regional Museum.
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Karen Hughes

30 November 2023

Uncategorised

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

Art & Design

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

Art & Design

The Golden Twenties

This delicate dress, made from fine cotton lawn, was worn by the New Zealand poet Eileen Duggan (1894-1972).
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Karen Hughes

1 October 2023

Art & Design

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

Te ao Māori

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

Haere Mai – welcome Waiora Bailey-Moore

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Waiora Bailey-Moore to the position of Kaiwhakaako Māori. Waiora’s whakapapa includes Tupoho in Whanganui and Puketapu in Taranaki. Waiora has a special interest in te reo Māori, and in the arts.
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david

4 September 2023

Te ao Māori

A Sense of Style

This stunning maxi dress was made at home by Midge Channon, renowned for her stylish flair and love of sewing.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 September 2023

Art & Design

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

Natural History

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

Art & Design

Floral Beauty

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

Karen Hughes

1 February 2024

Art & Design

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

Art & Design

Harmony Preserved: Historic Grand Piano Loaned to Museum

A 128-year-old grand piano made by the renowned German-American company, Steinway & Sons, is now located in the atrium of the Whanganui Regional Museum.
Read More

Karen Hughes

30 November 2023

Uncategorised

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

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.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 November 2023

Art & Design

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

Art & Design

The Golden Twenties

This delicate dress, made from fine cotton lawn, was worn by the New Zealand poet Eileen Duggan (1894-1972).
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 October 2023

Art & Design

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

Te ao Māori

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

Haere Mai – welcome Waiora Bailey-Moore

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Waiora Bailey-Moore to the position of Kaiwhakaako Māori. Waiora’s whakapapa includes Tupoho in Whanganui and Puketapu in Taranaki. Waiora has a special interest in te reo Māori, and in the arts.
Read More

david

4 September 2023

Te ao Māori

A Sense of Style

This stunning maxi dress was made at home by Midge Channon, renowned for her stylish flair and love of sewing.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 September 2023

Art & Design

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

Natural History

Category:

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

Art & Design

Floral Beauty

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

Karen Hughes

1 February 2024

Art & Design

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

Art & Design

Harmony Preserved: Historic Grand Piano Loaned to Museum

A 128-year-old grand piano made by the renowned German-American company, Steinway & Sons, is now located in the atrium of the Whanganui Regional Museum.
Read More

Karen Hughes

30 November 2023

Uncategorised

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

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.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 November 2023

Art & Design

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

Art & Design

The Golden Twenties

This delicate dress, made from fine cotton lawn, was worn by the New Zealand poet Eileen Duggan (1894-1972).
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 October 2023

Art & Design

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

Te ao Māori

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

Haere Mai – welcome Waiora Bailey-Moore

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Waiora Bailey-Moore to the position of Kaiwhakaako Māori. Waiora’s whakapapa includes Tupoho in Whanganui and Puketapu in Taranaki. Waiora has a special interest in te reo Māori, and in the arts.
Read More

david

4 September 2023

Te ao Māori

A Sense of Style

This stunning maxi dress was made at home by Midge Channon, renowned for her stylish flair and love of sewing.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 September 2023

Art & Design

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

Natural History