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Second World War poster collection

December 10, 2018

During the Second World War there was a continuous drive throughout New Zealand to recruit men for military service, and to raise funds for the…

A new website for Christmas

December 7, 2018

This text below has been adapted from the Director’s Note in the December 2018 edition of Tui Tui Tuituia! Tairāwhiti Museum’s quarterly newsletter This month…

We will remember them – commemorations & the museum

September 6, 2018

This text below has been adapted from the Director's Note in the September - November 2018 edition of Tui Tui Tuituia! Tairāwhiti Museum's quarterly newsletter…

‘Ambitious Gisborne Women’ – Gisborne signatories to the 1892 Suffrage Petition

August 11, 2018

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.  Tairāwhiti Museum is working toward an exhibition, to open on 9 November 2018, which…

Working together in Tairāwhiti – successful museum/tertiary partnerships

July 5, 2018

This text below has been adapted from the Director's Note in the June - August 2018 edition of Tui Tui Tuituia! Tairāwhiti Museum's quarterly newsletter,…

Gallery: Hei Ō Mō Apanui – Erena Koopu

May 16, 2018

HEI Ō MŌ APANUI – Iwi Sustenance by Erena Koopu on at Tairāwhiti Museum from 5 May - 24 June 2018 Erena Koopu's latest series of…

Category: Exhibitions,

Recovering the stories of Tairāwhiti women

March 10, 2017

This text below has been adapted from the Director's Note in the March - May 2017 edition of Tui Tui Tuituia! Tairāwhiti Museum's quarterly newsletter,…

Cottage Congoleum considered

March 29, 2016

The removal of collection items from Wyllie Cottage has been completed, and work on the restoration of the building is now well underway. A total…

A glimpse inside

March 14, 2016

An important part of undertaking a heritage conservation project - in addition to a comprehensive study of the physical building - is compiling as much…

de-shingling Wyllie Cottage

February 26, 2016

The second phase of work on Wyllie Cottage has now begun.  Tairāwhiti Museum staff completed the removal of all the objects from the cottage earlier…

Kate Wyllie’s Māori New Testament

December 23, 2015

While we are conserving Wyllie Cottage to protect it for the future, the museum also cares for smaller personal items which connect us back to…

Caring for Wyllie Cottage collections

November 16, 2015

I’m Megan, Collection Technician at Tairāwhiti Museum. I am responsible for processing all objects currently housed in Wyllie Cottage before the heritage restoration begins. With…

Wyllie Cottage heritage restoration

November 3, 2015

Tairāwhiti Museum and Gisborne District Council have just begun the first phase of an exciting new project for Gisborne, the heritage restoration of Wyllie Cottage.…

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