Category:

Luxurious Showstopper

This mid-1920s evening coat is typical of ‘flapper’ fashion, which rejected restrictive clothing layers and corseting.
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Karen Hughes

1 August 2023

Art & Design

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

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

Fashion Talks

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

Te Koanga o Rehua

After 159 years of being away from home Te Koanga o Rehua now stands tall at the Whanganui Regional Museum.
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david

1 June 2023

Featured

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

Fashion Talks

Luxurious Showstopper

This mid-1920s evening coat is typical of ‘flapper’ fashion, which rejected restrictive clothing layers and corseting.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 August 2023

Art & Design

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

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

Fashion Talks

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

Te Koanga o Rehua

After 159 years of being away from home Te Koanga o Rehua now stands tall at the Whanganui Regional Museum.
Read More

david

1 June 2023

Featured

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

Fashion Talks

Category:

Luxurious Showstopper

This mid-1920s evening coat is typical of ‘flapper’ fashion, which rejected restrictive clothing layers and corseting.
Read More

Karen Hughes

1 August 2023

Art & Design

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

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

Fashion Talks

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

Te Koanga o Rehua

After 159 years of being away from home Te Koanga o Rehua now stands tall at the Whanganui Regional Museum.
Read More

david

1 June 2023

Featured

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

Fashion Talks