We have been very busy these last two days (August 2010) making the most of the fine weather to get the rest of the archives shifted into the museum. We must have been back and forward across the street a hundred times or more with loads of boxes, drawers, trays, more boxes, plan cabinets and shelving. The Patea Library Plus staff have been absolute angels as we traipse through the library and back again. Jay, Christina and Moana from Patea BP have been extremely generous in letting us borrow their sack barrow for the heavier items and, huge thanks to MWH for the new traffic islands that have occasionally stopped the traffic. You all rock!
Whilst there is still quite a lot of sorting and shelving to do, the Archives are in the museum – and we can get on with the real work of exhibition development and working towards re-opening.
This is an edited version of a post which appeared on our original blog in August 2010.