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The Northern Advocate Our Treasures | 2019 Past Articles


Christmas Cards- Whangārei Museum home to Victorian era Christmas card heirlooms

Amy Englund Florist- Florist's 1920's journey into business uncovered in Whangārei Museum archives

Joseph James Craig and Lady Richmond- Craig family contribution to Northland documented in Whangārei Museum archives

Chief Waikato's Powder Horn- Waikato's powder horn among important Northland taonga cared for at Whangārei Museum

L'Astrolabe & Boussole relics- Relics from vanished L'Astrolabe and Boussole frigates at Whangārei Museum

Stoats and Predators- Pest eradication programme at Kiwi North to protect native NZ animals

Stewart Warner radio- Evolution of radio for all to see at Whangārei Museum

The Layers of Life in a Historic Homestead- Glorat, the Clarke Homestead, at Whangārei's Kiwi North stands the test of time

McLean Portrait- Mystery man in Whangārei Museum's Art to Archives exhibition at Kiwi North identified

Le Clerc's Ostrich's- Ostrich feathers, fans and plumage adornments in Whangārei Museum from an industry long gone

Need for handcuffs in the North- Mair family handcuffs in Whangārei Museum among items donated by district's pioneering families

Phrenology Head- Victorian phrenology busts in Whangārei Museum archives

Lovatt Family Portrait- Historic images find home in Whangārei Museum collection but one portrait needs a name

Magic Lantern- Whangārei Museum's 'Laterna Magica' puts spotlight on projection systems long gone

Maunu Road Shop Plans- Suburban planning challenges revealed in Whangārei Museum's research

Douglas Family Locket- Finely crafted 'hair work' locket in Whangārei Museum's Art from the Archives exhibition

Water Street Photograph- Recent addition to Whangārei Museum collection shows slower pace of life

Quill Cutter- The art of handwriting ruined by modern technology

Treasure on our Doorstep- History of Whangārei's Kiwi North and Heritage Park impressive and there's more to come

Visiting Cards- Visitor cards in Whangārei Museum archives historical counterpart to modern business card

Fly Whisks- Fly whisks or 'fue' in Whangārei Museum archives believed to have originated in Samoa

George Cruikshank Matrimonial Ladder- Card ladder in Kiwi North's Whangārei Museum archive highlights importance of family collections

Pearson's Camera Equipment- Rev Pearson items in Whangārei Museum archives bring to light feats of a devoted and serious photographer

Whangarei Bottlers- Whangārei Museum home to examples of early packaging, especially bottles

Swanberg Bakers- Tray in Whangārei Museum archives tangible reminder of Swanberg family's contribution to our local history

Clarke Bros Preserves- Local fruit industry legacy preserved in Whangārei Museum archives

Mabel Clarke's Herbarium- Whangārei Museum's herbarium reflects interest in collecting plant specimens in 1800s

Jane Mander Study- Read more about the little hexagon building on Heritage Park

Spittoon- Museum staff discover 19th-century 'spittoon' in archives

Well Pump- W & B Douglas pump at Whangārei Museum gives valuable insight

Planet Junior Hand Cultivators- Fitting tribute to hand cultivator pioneer Planet Junior in Whangārei Museum

Broadbill Swordfish - Giant swordfish caught near Whangārei a hit on world stage

Hearing Aid- Whangārei Museum staff discover early hearing device

Wairere Orchard - Dobbie's Orchard features in 'Growing Local' exhibition

Waka Tiwai Project - Waka journeys on Mangakahia and Wairua rivers on display

Whangarei Dad's Day- Kiwi North Barnardos Dads' Day welcomes spring in style

Ink Bottles - Ink bottles in a class of their own at Whangārei Museum

Knife Rests- Dining table etiquette on display at Whangārei Museum

Farmers Trading Co. Catalogues- Farmers catalogues in Whangārei Museum track 20th century trends

A Very Brief History of Jewellery- Jewellery pieces in Whangārei Museum collection

Poroti Wars- Old photo in Whangārei Museum of peace at Porotī - the last musket war

Edwardian Fashions- Edwardian fashions on display at Whangārei Museum

Jug with History- Little milk jug in Whangarei Museum carries much history

Dating Antique Photographs- Whangārei Museum home to many nameless, undated images




Extra, Extra Read All About It!

Droneworx and Harcourts Visit- Interview with Allie, Director of Operations at Kiwi North

NZ Herald Kiwi North welcomes two young kiwi at home in Whangārei designer pad

Savvy Magazine- Growing Local Exhibition Feature

Oruaiti Chapel Reopens after Conservation Work- Read the Herald mention


NZ Herald Video New Zealand Archaeology Week: Hatea River Hikoi explores historical area