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Trustees

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 Service Medal in 2008. Heather brings numerous skills to the Board, amongst them her vast knowledge of history of the Bay of Islands and Russell as well as her experience as a curator. Heather acknowledges her interest in history and heritage, understanding how Museums operate and a willingness to share her knowledge of being a curator for over twenty years as motivating her work as a...

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Libby Magnusson

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

Elected to the Trust Board since 2013 Libby is the current Deputy Chairperson. Libby’s schooling took place in Auckland then to Business College and onto her first job with a Share Broking firm, various clerical positions followed. Marriage, to Bob, took them round New Zealand, family life evolved, and children’s team sport. She still found plenty of time for her own sporting interests, tennis, swimming and netball. Some of her other activities have been in the teaching of swimming and keep-fit for special needs people. Now her particular interests are gardening, walking, painting, reading and some club...

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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 they look after (and her many cats and dog and birds!) and is also a Bay of Islands Marine Radio Assn (Russell Radio) committee...

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Barrie Bell

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Elected to the Trust Board in 2010. Born in Hawera Barrie spent his boyhood in Waitara and Manaia where his father was a Post Master. A teacher, Barrie has taught in New Zealand and Australia, where he was a senior lecturer at The Victoria University of Technology, in the field of education and the sciences. Barrie moved to Russell in 2003 and contributes to the Russell community as a volunteer for the Bay of Islands Marine Radio Assn (Russell Radio). He is also a member of the house committee of the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club,...

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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 Enterprise Russell Charitable Trust and as a committee member of the Okiato and Te Wahapu Ratepayers and Residents Assn. Her aims as a trustee are to support the management and governance of Russell Museum and its surrounding...

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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 because he “liked the smell of the place”. Stephen records history daily through his photography. ” You don’t know where you’re going till you know where you’ve come from” he says “History is important.” Stephen’s interests are: sailing, photography and assisting Russell with gathering and preserving its...

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