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Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography

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Today we continue digitising some of the Ellmore-Timms Collection for our 2017 exhibition, Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography.  This photograph was taken of Marie Hopkins in 1992.  Did you have your photo taken by Lester Timms or Rodney Ellmore in Hawera?  If you did we would love to hear from you.  Check out our register to see if your name is on the list www.museumofsouthtaranaki.wordpress.com/archives-and-reading-room/ellmore-timms-collection

 

Our New Front-of-House Administrator – Kahurangi McLeay

Kahurangi McLeay

Kahurangi McLeay (Ngāti Ranginui/Ngāti Raukawa) joined the museum team in May 2017 in the role of Front-of-House Administrator/Kaiwhakahaere o te Aroaro o te Whare.  She provides a friendly welcome to visitors to the Museum as well as offering an efficient research service for the many and varied enquiries the Museum receives.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Food Science from Otago University and a Certificate in Maori Customary Fisheries.  In her spare time, she has a number of hobbies including sewing/tailoring of clothes, general crafts, art, sports such as Taekwondo, netball, etc., watching movies, nature walks/tramping, reading, spending time with family, cars, and motorsports, and rugby.  She is fluent in Te Reo Māori.  In addition, Kahurangi provides much needed administrative support to the museum team and undertakes research and curatorial duties in her specialist areas.  E: kahurangi.mcleay@stdc.govt.nz

Old Time Radio – Christmas Baking With Aunt Daisy

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Aunt Daisy (Maud Ruby Basham) in 1958, a darling of NZ commercial radio (image: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Documentation Collection).

In Aotearoa New Zealand the 1940’s and 50’s the medium of Radio was still holding its own against television as the primary media in town, and Maud Basham, aka Aunt Daisy held prime of place each morning with household tips and tricks for her listeners.  Hear this former Hawera local announcing the best Christmas baking recipes for listeners from the ‘Dominion’.  Material courtesy of the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation.    

 

Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography

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Today we continue digitising some of the Ellmore-Timms Collection for our 2017 exhibition, Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography.  This photograph was taken of Alison Wolfe in 1992.  Did you have your photo taken by Lester Timms or Rodney Ellmore in Hawera?  If you did we would love to hear from you.  Check out our register to see if your name is on the list www.museumofsouthtaranaki.wordpress.com/archives-and-reading-room/ellmore-timms-collection

Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography

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Today we continue digitising some of the Ellmore-Timms Collection for our 2017 exhibition, Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography.  This photograph was taken of Gail Johnson in 1990.  Did you have your photo taken by Lester Timms or Rodney Ellmore in Hawera?  If you did we would love to hear from you.  Check out our register to see if your name is on the list www.museumofsouthtaranaki.wordpress.com/archives-and-reading-room/ellmore-timms-collection

Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography

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Today we continue digitising some of the Ellmore-Timms Collection for our 2017 exhibition, Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography.  This photograph was taken of Greg Burt in 1992.  Did you have your photo taken by Lester Timms or Rodney Ellmore in Hawera?  If you did we would love to hear from you.  Check out our register to see if your name is on the list www.museumofsouthtaranaki.wordpress.com/archives-and-reading-room/ellmore-timms-collection

 

Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography

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Today we continue digitising some of the Ellmore-Timms Collection for our 2017 exhibition, Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography.  This photograph was taken of Kay Moore in 1993.  Did you have your photo taken by Lester Timms or Rodney Ellmore in Hawera?  If you did we would love to hear from you.  Check out our register to see if your name is on the list www.museumofsouthtaranaki.wordpress.com/archives-and-reading-room/ellmore-timms-collection

 

Museum wants your memories! Seeking stories of local parks, gardens and beaches…

The bountiful parks and gardens of Taranaki make this region memorable well beyond its boundaries. A new exhibition (due to open on the 18 May 2017 at Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki), will take a much closer-to-home look at how these carefully-crafted natural spaces have formed the backdrop to generations of local families.

“We’re looking for stories, memories and photos showing local families enjoying our public parks, gardens and beaches,” says Aotea Utanganui District Archivist Cameron S. Curd.

“Our museum is rich in material that shows how our leisure spots and their features have changed over time, but is poor in content that tells how these places have featured in the memories and lives of those growing up with a connection to South Taranaki.”

Curd, and the museum team, is particularly interested in any family stories and images that relate to King Edward and Naumai Park in Hāwera, Hollard Gardens in Kaponga, Ngaere Gardens (a destination garden back in its heyday in the 1920/30s), and Opunake Beach.

“It might be a very personal story about where your beloved proposed to you in a local park, a special or hilarious family event that occurred there, or a special ‘thing’ you used to go and do at a local park with friends or family that made it a memorable place for you,” says Curd.

“Your memories can be recent or handed down from generations back – all we ask is that if you submit a story or photo to us that you are happy that we might go on to share it with a wider audience as part of our exhibition.”

“We’d also love to hear from any schools in the district who’d like to work with their children to capture their current memories and stories of our local parks. Get in touch with us to discuss any ideas you have,” he says. “Dig into your albums please, people!”

You can email any stories, memories or photos to museum@stdc.govt.nz, post or drop them to the museum at 127 Egmont Street, Pātea during opening hours (10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday).  All original material will be copied and/or digitised and returned to the sender/lender.

This exhibition has been funded by the Taranaki Regional Council (TRC).

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Images: Left – souvenir postcard of Ngaere Gardens during its heyday as a South Taranaki  ‘pleasure ground’ in the 1920s (Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki). Right – 1930s NZ Railways Publicity Office poster featuring Pukekura Park in the foreground.  (Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015647603/

Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography

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Today we continue digitising some of the Ellmore-Timms Collection for our 2017 exhibition, Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography.  This photograph was taken of David Loveridge in 1992.  Did you have your photo taken by Lester Timms or Rodney Ellmore in Hawera?  If you did we would love to hear from you.  Check out our register to see if your name is on the list www.museumofsouthtaranaki.wordpress.com/archives-and-reading-room/ellmore-timms-collection 

 

Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography

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Today we continue digitising some of the Ellmore-Timms Collection for our 2017 exhibition, Flashbacks: 80’s & 90’s Fashion Photography.  This photograph was taken of Sally Klenna 1988.  Did you have your photo taken by Lester Timms or Rodney Ellmore in Hawera?  If you did we would love to hear from you.  Check out our register to see if your name is on the list www.museumofsouthtaranaki.wordpress.com/archives-and-reading-room/ellmore-timms-collection