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Russell School Reunion ~ celebrating 175 years of education in Russell 1839 – 2014

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Exhibitions | 0 comments

Russell Museum latest exhibition follows on from the Russell School Reunion held over the weekend 20 – 22 November 2015. Education began in Russell with classes held at Pompallier Mission for Maori students.  After a series of private schools and two public schools a purpose built school was erected on the present site, in Baker Street, in 1892. The exhibition features photos from the Russell Museum and Russell School collections and there will also be showing footage of the Reunion...

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Whakaata – Contemporary Maori Art Prints

Posted by on Sep 13, 2015 in Exhibitions | 0 comments

Whakaata looks to show a connection to a Maori print history.  It acknowledges this place, the proximity of Pompallier House with its historic printing press and its role in communication  during the time of early contact.  This exhibition presents numerous voices with some of the many Maori artists who have engaged in print and contributed to a Maori understanding of printmaking over the past 60 years.  Some of these include: Pauline Yearbury, Marilynn Webb, Cliff Whiting, Toi Te Rito Maihi...

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Heather Lindauer

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Heather Lindauer QSM  joined the Trust Board in 2009 Heather is welcomed back to Russell Museum, and is now our Chair. Formally Russell Museum’s curator for over twenty years, Heather took over the position from Marie King, our founding curator. Heather stepped down as curator in 2008. Recognized for her long time community service with the museum, as a teacher, a volunteer with the Order of St John, as an Anglican minister and a Justice of the Peace, Heather was awarded a Queen’s...

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Eldon Jackson

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Eldon has been on the Trust Board since 1999. After 20 years of being involved in a building company in partnership with an old school chum in Auckland, Eldon and his wife, Gilly, moved to Russell for an easier lifestyle. The beauty, history and ease of boating attracted them to Russell and they soon settled in. Eldon continued with his building activities until retiring 3 years ago. His activities, besides Russell Museum, are boating, fishing, assisting his wife with the holiday homes that...

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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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