A visit into the Film Archive collection, via our main building in central Wellington, or our Auckland office on K Road or throughout the country at our Video Access Sites in various galleries and libraries, is like hitching a ride with the Cowie family (pictured left) on their summer holiday adventure.
Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, theNational Museum of Scotland incorporates two wonderful buildings – one modern, the other a grand Victorian building known as the Royal Museum building.
Oxford’s first telephone exchange was sited at the Railway Station. The railway system has long since gone. It was manned by operators (no automatic exchanges then, as we know today). The callers connected by the operator to the line they wanted.
Upon initial investigation is is easy to see that the new NZMuseums website is a wonder. This is for both users and museums alike. It certainly seems that it is another step towards the empowerment of local communities throughout the nation as well as the reinforcement of the national collections.
The heritage of the lower Clutha is a tapestry of stories relating to the ability to negotiate and utilise the Clutha (Matau-Au) River. These Historical fundamentals are reflected in the archives and artefacts housed in the South Otago Museum.
The Albertland Museum is proud custodian of the Marsh collection of over 7000 glass plates and magic lantern slides and equipment. His diaries record times, dates, events, names, and even camera settings, all of which now assist those researching local family history.
It’s great to be blogging on this newly launched website, NZMuseums.National Services Te Paerangi, a team at New Zealand’s national museumMuseum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa have worked hard with the museum sector to get this site off the ground.
When Mount Tarawera erupted ash blackened the Tauranga sky. At the Brain house on Cameron Road the family’s horse was brought inside and given shelter in the hallway. With the outbreak of WW1 family legend has it that treasure was buried under the foundations for safe keeping.
The invitation to write a blog for the new website arrived just as I prepared to set off for a week’s holiday in New Zealand with my wife Julia- so I said ‘yes’ and here it is.