Up-Coming Projects & Exhibitions

Book CoverTales & Taonga: Delve into South Taranaki’s Past

Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki is proposing to publish an iconic publication to celebrate South Taranaki tales and taonga. These stories will capture the very essence of the people and will be supported by taonga from various collections including Aotea Utanganui, and private/family collectors.  This rich publication will document the achievements of early pioneers, Tangata Whenua, and into today’s generation. 

This publication will be full of priceless taonga and little-known stories, as well as familiar local identities; it will be a diverse and thought-provoking publication that celebrates South Taranaki’s unique identity. Within the pages of Tales & Taonga, hundreds of captivating photographs bring Aotea Utanganui’s heritage collections to life.  Some photographs and objects will be accompanied by informative, readable descriptions, and brief essays will introduce each section to provide valuable background information. These sections will be written in Te Reo Māori and English.

What to contribute to this publication?

If you would like to be considered to provide content for this publication about a South Taranaki story, identity, or event, please contact Cameron S. Curd at the Museum today 0800 111 323 or cameron.curd@stdc.govt.nz to be considered.

Publication Sponsor

This publication has been funded by the Taranaki Regional Council (TRC) and their logo will appear in the publication, including other associated content partners, cultural organisations, and STDC and Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki.