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.