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Posts made in January, 2015

Shaped By The Sea

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in Exhibitions | 0 comments

Extended until August 31st 2015 This exhibition explores the maritime history of Russell from a social perspective – how a small girl reacted to visiting American whale ships, how whaling embedded itself in one family’s history, how being surrounded by the ocean has shaped the lives of residents from the earliest times right up until today.

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A Welcoming Light

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Heritage | 0 comments

Russell Lights - Volume 10 - Issue 13 - June 2007 # 35 This photo of Cape Brett lighthouse was taken from a set of glass plates given some years ago to the Russell Museum by Lillian Woodcock. They date from the 1920s. The photos were developed for us by Laurence Aberhart. Cape Brett lighthouse was built in 1909 and electrified in 1955. It was manned by three keepers who lived on site with their families until installation of an automated light in 1978.  Supplies came in by sea and there was a...

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An inherited lot

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Heritage | 0 comments

Russell Lights - Vol 11 - Issue 24 On the edge of the Russell museum grounds, by the York Street frontage, there stands an elegant lamp post.  A bit weathered, it now plays host to a few lucky spiders and the occasional bird looking for a resting place.  Originally from Auckland, the lamp post was brought to Russell by the Garlands in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  The Garlands were photographers and lived in a house (now South Sea Arts) next to the Four Square shop block/doctor’s...

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Rosamund Scoffham

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

A member of the Trust Board since 2007. Rosamund was born in Thames and brought up in Auckland. She spent many years overseas due to her husband’s work as a geophysicist. She lived in West Africa, South America, the Middle East and the U.K. She has always been an active member of a wide variety of committees and organisations. Before returning home, to New Zealand, she undertook a History of Arts degree in the U.K. Rosamund is active in the Russell Community as a volunteer in the...

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Stephen Western

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Elected to the Trust Board in 2010. Stephen is a talented professional photographer and local businessman running Russell-based Kingfisher Yacht Charters with his wife, Sue, as well as his photography business. Born in Devonport and brought up in Mt Roskill, Stephen spent 28 years as an insurance broker in Takapuna and he and Sue spent three years as owner/operators of Furneaux Lodge, Marlborough Sounds. From 1967 Stephen cruised many times to the Bay of Islands finally deciding to stay...

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