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Saltwater in our Veins

Posted on Jun 30, 2019 in Exhibitions, Media | 0 comments

Saltwater in our Veins

Ko Ahau Anō Tētahi i Reira, Saltwater in our Veins is another Russell Museum to Tuia 250, the national commemoration taking place in October 2019. Scrimshaw trophy on loan from Russell Boating Club An ambitious new exhibition charting the Bay’s long and remarkable maritime history and its enduring traditions. Early waka, the waka revival, Tall Ships old and new…regattas, racing, and sailing, sailing, sailing, it’ll all be in there. Discover our nation’s remarkable voyaging heritage at this great new exhibition at Te Whare Taonga o Korareka, Russell...

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Last days of great Russell Museum Exhibition

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Media | 0 comments

Last days of great Russell Museum Exhibition

An important and startling new piece of Bay of Islands history was revealed at a Russell Museum Exhibition opening recently for the opening of Paradise Lost, an exhibition looking at the life and achievements of the distinguished 18th c Swedish botanist Daniel Solander. In the speeches that followed master carver and kaumatua, Te Warahi Hetaraka revealed that his famous tupuna, the Ngare Raumati rangatira Te Koukou, had been shot through the thigh by Solander. The shooting took place in 1769.  It happened on Motuarohia, Roberton Island, shortly after Captain James Cook had brought...

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Paradise Lost

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Exhibitions, Media | 0 comments

Paradise Lost

Russell Museum is presently preparing itself for the gala opening of a prestigious gallery exhibition which is transferring from Wellington direct to Russell Museum, opening on April 6th. The exhibition is called “Paradise Lost, Daniel Solander’s Legacy” and references the Swedish scientist Daniel Solander (1732 – 1782), who sailed into the Bay of Islands with Captain James Cook on the Endeavour 250 years ago. Solander is most famous as a botanist, but he was a man of many parts. Paradise Lost is a collection of stunning graphic images, each capturing a different part of the scientist...

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