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At Aotea Utanganui we’re transforming how people view our heritage publications.  We produce a series of Issuu publications based upon current and past exhibitions, archival materials from the Livingston Baker Archive and our quarterly What’s On Guides for our customers.  Our aim is to make these heritage publications more accessible and available to a wider audience than ever before.  We scan our heritage publications from the archives, save them as PDF documents, and upload them to our Issuu page thus creating a digital version of the physical objects.  Check out our digital heritage publications below.  See how we’re doing this here www.thebigidea.nz/showcase/212283-transforming-heritage-publications

 

 

 

What_s on Spring 2018 High-Res-1 - CopyWhat’s On – Spring/Koanga Guide for Aotea Utanganui – This is our What’s On – Autumn/Ngahuru Guide 2018 for Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki. For more information contact museum@stdc.govt.nz or 0800 111 323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Big Bang Catalogue – A Māori warrior with a taiaha is helping Taranaki residents take the threat of a volcanic eruption seriously.  A dramatic exhibition exploring how life in Taranaki would be affected by the mountain erupting opened on Thursday at Aotea Utanganui Museum of Pātea, ironically one of the safest places in the region.  The Big Bang exhibition mixes science with survival advice, geology and an interactive game.  In a video, a Maori warrior, played by Pātea kapahaka tutor Andy Maruera, takes the role of the Maunga, moving from pre-eruption calm with a tewhatewha (long handled fighting staff) to menacing with a taiaha (spear), as red hot lava swirls behind him.

“We’ve tried to create an environment where people can learn about what is potentially quite a dry subject. We’re engaging them in a playful way,” district archivist Cameron Curd said.  A large map in traffic light colours illustrates the risk in each area of the region.  New Plymouth, Oakura and Bell Block are in the green zone, protected by the Pouakai and Kaitake ranges.  Life might get a little uncomfortable but with resilience an eruption is survivable in these areas.  The news is less cheery for the rest of the province.  A red zone extends over the national park and a little beyond, where people who are not evacuated smartly will likely die.  More than half the province is within a horseshoe-shaped orange zone that encompasses Waitara to Bell Block, Okato, Opunake, Kaponga and Manaia, Inglewood, Stratford and Eltham.

Significant ground-based flows could reach these areas and some people would die there.  Evacuation would occur from these areas once the red zones were cleared.  Outside the orange zone is a yellow area, which takes in Urenui, Toko, Hawera and Pātea, where daily life could become uncomfortable due to ash deposits, but people are unlikely to die.  But even areas where lava and lahars – ash and debris mixed with water and mud – are unlikely to reach, the ash spewing into the air from the erupting maunga will cover everything, coat roads and roofs, and damage engines and electronic equipment, Taranaki Regional Councillor Neil Walker said.

Farmers would be faced with feeding the region’s 500,000 cows after ash coated paddocks and blocked waterways, and caused breathing difficulties for animals as well as people.  An eruption during winter would mean a lot of melted snow and mud would add to the debris and ash gushing down the mountain.  “Imagine that all mixed with ash flowing down the valleys. If it gets wet, it sets like concrete,” Walker said.  However, he was philosophical about the risk of eruption.  “You can’t sit there in your rocking chair and worry about it.  “It’s [the exhibition] talking about the fragility of our lives on this planet, it’s just part of living here. It makes sense to take sensible precautions and listen to the civil defence authorities.”  The Big Bang exhibition is open until the end of February 2019.

 

 

A5 Issuu Layout for 2018 Catalogue-1Voyage into the Heartland: Photographic Works from the Batten Collection at Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki in Pātea is a new exhibition discovering the photographic works of the Batten Family from Tokaora.  During the early 1930’s the family set out across the North Island of New Zealand with their camera and a horse called Judy to photograph recollection of the central region of the Land of the Long White Cloud.  Their perspective is a particular one carrying us on a journey into early 20th century life in New Zealand with practical but sensitive objectivity.

Voyage into the Heartland showcases the Batten Collection, a unique photographic anthology exposing original landscapes of the 1930s unseen before in New Zealand. These landscape images speak of a time where landscape photography was in its infancy and still forging its own identity.  “This collection focuses both on powerful landscapes and intimate portraits achieving a great aesthetic approach to their photography where every image engages us, allowing us to immerse ourselves in their world” – Cameron S. Curd, Exhibition Curator.

 

 

Layout Document 1Our Milky Ways Catalogue – Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki has launched a new exhibition exploring the history and creation of the dairy industry in Taranaki through our unique collection items. From its pioneering beginnings to its domination on the world-stage; this exhibition showcases items from our collections and the unique stories behind them. Although nationally there’s about 1 dairy cow for every New Zealander, in South Taranaki where we’ve long been famous for our milky ways, it’s more like 11 sets of hooves to 1 pair of gumboots. In this new exhibition, these objects selected by museum staff and the community tell tales of the men and women, bulls and cows that have helped create a farming history unique to our part of the world. Lead research content was provided by Bettina Anderson from Pūkekoblue Science Communication Ltd, and was funded by the Taranaki Regional Council (TRC). Exhibition Season: December 2017 – May 2018.

 

 

Issuu Layout - AUTUMN 2018 GuideWhat’s On – Autumn/Ngahuru Guide for Aotea Utanganui – This is our What’s On – Autumn/Ngahuru Guide 2018 for Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki. For more information contact museum@stdc.govt.nz or 0800 111 323.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacq Dwyer Scans001Grand Sacred Concert, Hawera, 1957 Booklet: FROM THE ARCHIVE: This booklet celebrates the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of the Borough of Hawera, N. Z. in February 1957. This concert was held at the Opera House on Sunday 10th February, and was organised by the Hawera Orchestral Society, and assisted by the Jubilee Choir of 100 voices. Musical director was H. C. A. Fox.

 

 

 

 

Presbyterian Church Centennial 001Normanby, Okaiawa, and Ararata Presbyterian Church Centennial 1879-1979 Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE: This booklet celebrates the Normanby, Okaiawa, and Ararata Presbyterian Church Centennial 1879-1979. This booklet provides a rear vision mirror to reflect a hundred years of devotion to the Christian way. A cavalcade of heroes and heroines whose constant, faithful efforts in the parish have given to those of us who must be the Church at the beginning of its second century a wonderful heritage and a strong challenge. The mirror of the present shows us ourselves as we are being fitted and enthused for the task that the eye-glass to the future shows us. How do we respond? Let us accept with joy the challenge of the legacy that we receive, use it with minds open to the needs of changing times. May God give us and those who follow the versatility and courage to link new understandings with the traditions we so greatly value. Rev. Miss Raewyn. Elliot, Rev. Don. Baker, and Rev. Miss Lorna Aberley. 

 

 

 

J004225 STDC Whats On Summer Guide Aotea Utanganui P1What’s On – Summer Guide for Aotea Utanganui:  This is our What’s On – Summer Guide 2017/18 for Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki. For more information contact museum@stdc.govt.nz or 0800 111 323.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whakairo and Tukutuku Panels BookletWhakairo (Carvings) and Tukutuku Panels Booklet: The story of the Whakairo (Carvings) and Tukutuku Panels in the foyer at Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jubilee Celebrations 001Opunake High School 50th Jubilee Celebrations, 1976 Booklet:   FROM THE ARCHIVE: This booklet celebrates the Opunake High School 50th Jubilee Celebrations in April 1976, ‘Marking 50 Years of Secondary Education’. This publication contains welcomes from Jenny Symon (nee Cavaney), from B. S. Ockhuysen, Ron Burrow, and the foreword from the Taranaki Education Board Chairman, L. M. Harvey.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whakamara School Jubilee 1880-1955 Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE: This booklet celebrates the Whakamara School Jubilee 1880-1955.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hawera Aero Club’s Golden Jubilee 1929-1979 Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE: This booklet celebrates the Hawera Aero Club’s Golden Jubilee 1929-1979. Forward by Hon. V. S. Young (Patron), and Dallas Falwasser (President). Featuring aspects of the club’s history including visits by Charles Kingsford Smith and Jean Batten.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image001Patea – Waverley Parish Centennial 1891-1991 Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE: This booklet celebrates the Patea – Waverley Parish Centennial 1891-1991.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 001.jpgHawera – Taranaki – New Zealand, November 1953 Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE – This information booklet celebrates the South Taranaki town of Hawera, November 1953. Compiled, printed and published by The Hawera Star Publishing Co. Ltd Regent Street, Hawera, New Zealand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's On - Winter Guide for Aotea Utanganui-1What’s On – Winter Guide 2017: the Museum produces a What’s On Guide for many of its exhibitions and events these are available to view online via Issuu.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catalogue Front for Social MediaThe Wonder Gardens: Come wander the wonder garden with us. Explore the museum’s magical indoor park where together we remember how generations of South Taranaki pleasure-seekers have enjoyed the public spaces that form a background to our lives. Come play, stroll, remember, relax, and seek out the magic of our locally-loved parks and gardens with us. This exhibition has been funded by the Taranaki Regional Council (TRC). Season: May – November 2017 – Temporary Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hawera: A Story, Pictorial Review and Business Guide: FROM THE ARCHIVE – This information booklet called ‘Hawera: A Story, Pictorial Review and Business Guide to Hawera’ celebrates the story of Hawera and was published late 1940’s to early 1950’s.

 

 

 

 

 

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Patea Maori Club – 25th Birthday Celebration Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE – This information booklet celebrates the 25th birthday of the Patea Maori Club, formally known as the Patea Methodist Maori Club. The celebrations were held at Pariroa Marae, Pātea, October 23-26, 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hawera Presbyterian Church – Special Service in Memory of Those Who Fell in the Great War:  FROM THE ARCHIVE – This information booklet was produced by the Hawera Presbyterian Church in April 24th, 1921 for a Special Service to commemorate those who fell in the Great War. This booklet formed part of a church service and pays tribute to L. Winks, P. Campbell, A. Lethaby, A. Thomson, D. Paterson, G.E. Sargent, J. Campbell, J.L. Hogg, J. Green, T.S.D. Oldridge, H. McNiven, L.M. Taylor, A. Reid, W.D. Murray, O. Sanders, J.B. Young, T. Gerard, P.S. Livermore, and W. Smith.

 

 

 

 

 

Patea Power Project001Pātea Hydro-Electric Power Scheme: A Brief History of the Development: FROM THE ARCHIVE: This booklet details the development of the Pātea Hydro-Electric Power Scheme which began it’s life in 1979.

 

 

 

 

 

ISSUU - Events Guide - Autumn 2017What’s On – Autumn 2017 Guide: the Museum produces a What’s On Guide for many of its exhibitions and events these are available to view online via Issuu.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hawera School 75th Anniversary Celebrations 1875-1950 Souvenir Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE – This information booklet about the Hawera School 75th Anniversary Celebrations 1875-1950 was published to celebrate their 75th anniversary in October 5th – 8th, 1950.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

img001-for-blogHawera Fire Brigade 1992-1982 – a Centennial History Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE – This information booklet about the Hawera Fire Brigade 1992-1982 – a Centennial History Booklet was published to celebrate their centennial in 1982.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An except from Little Ships of Patea – Ships Connected with Patea: An except from the 1977 publication Little Ships of Patea has been approved to be republished on the digital publishing platform Issuu.com, with formal permission gained in writing from Dunmore Publishing Ltd (formally Dunmore Press). *Note: Some of the images that appear in this publication have been rotated for correct viewing on digital devices. Book author: Ian Church, Publisher: Dunmore Press, Year Published: 1977. Contact Details: Dunmore Publishing Ltd, P.O. Box 28387 Auckland, 1541, +64 9 521 3121, http://www.dunmore.co.nz.

 

 

 

 

img001Patea Primary School Centennial 1875-1975 Souvenir Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE – This information booklet about the Patea Primary School Centennial 1875-1975 was published to celebrate the centennial in 1975.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hurleyville School 65th Jubilee 1892-1957 Souvenir Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE – This information booklet about the Hurleyville School 65th Jubilee 1892-1957 was published to celebrate the jubilee in 1957. This publication is a digital copy from a loaned, original publication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

issuu-events-guide-summer-2016-2017What’s On – Summer 2016/2017 Guide: the Museum produces a What’s On Guide for many of its exhibitions and events these are available to view online via Issuu.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

001001Hurleyville School 75th Jubilee 1892-1967 Souvenir Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE – This information booklet about the Hurleyville School 75th Jubilee 1892-1967 was published to celebrate the jubilee in 1967. This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

001001Patea Volunteer Fire Brigade 1884-1984 Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE – This information booklet about the Patea Volunteer Fire Brigade 1884-1984 was published for their centenary in 1984, by J. L. Turner. This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

001001-6Welcome to Opunake in Taranaki New Zealand Booklet:  FROM THE ARCHIVE – This information booklet called ‘Welcome to Opunake in Taranaki New Zealand’ is a small publication about the South Taranaki township of Opunake, published in the early 1970’s by the Opunake District Promotion Committee. This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui.

 

 

 

 

 

 

patea_book-1Patea River Historic Walkway Booklet:  This booklet is the publication of a series of signs on a walkway established along the Patea River. In an area steeped in history, these stories give a brief introduction to the industry, livelihood and background of the people who once lived here. This was a collaborative project between the South Taranaki District Museum (Aotea Utanganui) and Patea Community Development Trust.

 

 

 

 

 

global-warning-exhibtion-exhibtion-portfolio-2014-10-24-1Fine Art of Evolution: the Artworks and Writings of Derek Parker Little:  Fine Art of Evolution: the Artworks of Taranaki artist and environmental campaigner Derek Parker Little. The significant themes in Parker Little’s work include exponential human growth and population, food production, industrialisation, pollution, consumption of non-renewable resources, and the future.  This publication is a supplementary edition to the exhibition No End in Sight: a Retrospective of the Works of Derek Parker Little, Season November 2016 – April 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

issuu-events-guide-spring-2016-front-coverWhat’s On – Spring 2016 Guide: the Museum produces a What’s On Guide for many of its exhibitions and events these are available to view online via Issuu.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

001001-5Patea Tourist Trophy Road Races, 1950 Booklet – FROM THE ARCHIVE – This information booklet about the ‘Patea Tourist Trophy Road Races’ chronicles the road race and its competitors in Pātea, Saturday 18th February, 1950. This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dairy Enterprise A History of the Whenuakura - Waverley Co-Operative Dairy Co Booklet

Dairy Enterprise: A History of the Whenuakura – Waverley Co-operative Dairy Co. Booklet – FROM THE ARCHIVE – This booklet is called’ Dairy Enterprise: A History of the Whenuakura – Waverley Co-operative Dairy Co’. This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISSUU - Events Guide - Winter 2016What’s On – Winter Guide: the Museum produces a What’s On Guide for many of its exhibitions and events these are available to view online via Issuu.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catalogue Layout for WebsiteAcross the Centreline – Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki has created an exhibition experience exploring the history of transportation in the South Taranaki district over the last 120 years. This exhibition showcases heritage photographs, moving image materials, social history items and the future of transportation. This exhibition tells the story of the changing face of transport and how this affected the work and social lives of our communities. This exhibition experience has been funded by the Taranaki Regional Council (TRC). Season: May – November 2016 – Temporary Gallery.

 

 

 

 

Corgi Folding Motorcycle bookletCorgi Folding Motorcycle Booklet – FROM THE ARCHIVE – This booklet is the official ‘Handbook of the Corgi Lightweight Folding Motor Cycle’.  This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISSUU - Events Guide - Autumn 2016What’s On – Autumn Guide: the Museum produces a What’s On Guide for many of its exhibitions and events these are available to view online via Issuu.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wales Bank in New Plymouth 1877-1977 BookletWales Bank in New Plymouth 1877-1977 Booklet – FROM THE ARCHIVE – This booklet showcases the Wales Bank in New Plymouth and surrounding towns including Eltham, Hawera, Inglewood, Kaponga, Opunake, Patea, Stratford and Waitara between 1877-1977. This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui and details the history of Wales Bank 1877-1977.

 

 

 

 

The Patea Film Society BookletThe Patea Film Society Booklet – FROM THE ARCHIVE – This booklet showcases film screenings at the Patea Film Society, Patea 1959. This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui and details the film screening of the Patea Film Society’s 1959 season.

 

 

 

 

 

001001 (4)1st Patea Scout Group presents ‘The Gang Show’ Spectacular 1980 Booklet – FROM THE ARCHIVE – This booklet celebrates the 1st Patea Scout Group production of ‘The Gang Show Spectacular’ 1980. This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui and details the production of ‘The Gang Show’ in 1980. This was produced during the Patea Borough Centennial Year celebrations 1881-1981.

 

 

 

 

001001 (3)Unveiling and Dedication of the Memorial and Roll of Honour, Hawera, 11th June 1924 Booklet – FROM THE ARCHIVE – This booklet celebrates the Unveiling and Dedication of the Memorial and Roll of Honour in Hawera on the 11th of June 1924. This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui and details the unveiling of the Memorial and Roll of Honour.

 

 

 

 

 

001001 (2)Hawera Municipal Band Centenary 1878-1978 Booklet – FROM THE ARCHIVE – This booklet celebrates the Hawera Municipal Band Centenary 1878-1978. This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui and details the centenary of the Hawera Municipal Band and it’s activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

001001Grand Gala Opening of the Regent Theatre, Hawera Booklet – FROM THE ARCHIVE – This booklet celebrates the opening of the Regent Theatre, Hawera. This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui and details the opening events and screening of the Regent Theatre, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki.

 

 

 

 

 

001002One Hundred Years of Methodism in South Taranaki 1874-1974 Booklet – FROM THE ARCHIVE – This booklet celebrates the one hundred years of Methodism in South Taranaki, 1874-1974. This publication is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui and details the activities of Methodism in South Taranaki from the time period 1874-1974, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Layout - Batten ExhibitionVoyage into the Heartland: Photographic Works from the Batten Collection – New Zealanders have always had a desire to travel and discover the undiscoverable. From the 1957 journey to Antarctica by adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), to Turi’s voyage from Rangiatea to New Zealand over 700 years ago; we have voyaging deep within our veins. The Batten Collection focuses both on powerful landscapes and intimate portraits that transpire into a striking aesthetic approach where every image engages us, allowing us to immerse ourselves in their world. Exhibition Curator, Cameron S. Curd, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki.

 

 

 

The Portrait Show - Issuu BrochureThe Portrait Show: Capturing Gender Through Portraiture – In common use, the word gender may refer to biological sex, self-identity, perceived identity, or imposed identity. Gender can be both fluid and ambiguous. Many of the ways we express and identify gender are based on visual clues. Aotea Utanganui is proud to present The Portrait Show: Capturing Gender Through Portraiture, is an exhibition that explores ways gender has been presented in photographs, ranging from archetypal to non-traditional to subversive representations, with a special emphasis on the performances that photography can encourage or capture. Exhibition Curator, Cameron S. Curd, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki.

 

 

 

Clarrie Gordon Article, NZ Memories Magazine 2012Hitler’s Bout with a Pātea Boxer – This is an article from New Zealand Memories Magazine (Issue 97 August/September 2012) about the Pātea-born Olympic boxer, Clarrie Gordon. Written by District Archivist, Cameron S. Curd.

 

 

 

 

 

Patea and Ohawe Surf Life Saving Clubs 1968-69 BookletPatea and Ohawe Surf Life Saving Clubs 1968-69 BookletFROM THE ARCHIVE – This booklet from the Patea and Ohawe Surf Life Saving Clubs 1968-69 is from the Heritage Collection of Aotea Utanganui and details the activities of these two clubs from the time period 1968-1969.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISSUU - Events Guide - Summer 2015-2016What’s On – Summer Guide: the Museum produces a What’s On Guide for many of its exhibitions and events these are available to view online via Issuu.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eltham and Beyond - CATALOGUE TO PRINTEltham & Beyond: Showcasing Eltham and its Pioneering Land Usage at Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki in Patea is a new exhibition showcasing the various land uses and pioneering discoveries which occurred in the South Taranaki township of Eltham. From Chew Chong’s discovery and commercialisation of fungus into a roaring cheese trade, to businessman turned politician Charles Anderson Wilkinson, to the modern battle against predators with the establishment of the Lake Rotokare Scenic Reserve in 2004; Eltham has often shown a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

 

 

 

 

A5 Portable Catalogue FINALPort-able: a History of Shipping in South Taranaki looks at maritime activity in two ports – Opunake and Patea.  Although both located in South Taranaki these two ports have very different histories and are good examples of the range of activities that have been seen on the West Coast of the North Island in the last 150 years. Exhibition Season: July 2014 – February 2015, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki.

 

 

 

 

 

CatalogueKeep Calm and Carry On: the Domestic Revolution illustrates the evolution and advancements in technology of domestic appliances and labour-saving devices. Showcasing collection items from Aotea Utanganui, Puke Ariki, Whanganui Regional Museum, Archives New Zealand, New Zealand Film Archive and the Alexander Turnbull Library. Exhibition Curator, Cameron S. Curd, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki.

 

 

 

 

 

Catalogue FINALFlickering light: Taranaki Cinema History showcases the once thriving cinema culture in Taranaki, New Zealand. Exhibition Curator, Cameron S. Curd, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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