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Display tells story of first woman cable car driver By Megan Dunn, Curator - Special Projects | November 7, 2023 Lorrayne Ruka-Issac and members of the band Certain Sounds on the Cable Car around 1981, photographer unknown. Courtesy of Kavi Jaz Faulkner-Ruka. I meet Kavi Jaz Faulkner-Ruka at a cafe in Tauranga and she hands [...]
From Niue to Niu Silani By Experience Wellington Digital Content Producer Tom Etuata “Labour shortages in the 1960s and 1970s spurred the migration of thousands of Pacific Island people to New Zealand. Many settled in Wellington.” - Te Ara Encyclopaedia of New Zealand My parents moved from Niue to Niu Silani (New Zealand) in mid [...]
Collecting and displaying Chinese Wellington’s fascinating history By Ian Wards Esther, Vivian, and Mell Jean Chin outside The Favorite Milk Bar, around 1966. Chinese Wellingtonians belong to one of our oldest, most fascinating and culturally rich communities and Wellington Museum is sharing two new stories to celebrate this proud history. Wellington’s Chinese community evolved as [...]
Layers of stories reveal hidden histories By Andrea Milligan There’s a kind of alchemy when school groups come to our museum. They bring a variety of backgrounds, experiences and a sense of wonder, and we ignite their curiosity. That’s the beautiful, unpredictable magic of museum learning. Excited school groups are a familiar sight in [...]
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