Posts categorized as Slice of Heaven: 20th Century Aotearoa

Rosemary McLeod talks about darning in the Depression

Darned clothing from Depression era Copyright Te Papa

How many of us are darning socks these days? Some of the most poignant objects on display in Slice of Heaven  – 20th Century Aotearoa are items of clothing that have survived the Great Depression.  They’re such tangible reminders of how hard times were then.  Some things, especially underwear and linings, were darned and patched many, many times…. Read more »

Curious curios – all is revealed

  • Astroturf roof of Homegrown. Photographer Kirstie Ross
  • Mystery item 4, 1900s, GH002794, Te Papa
  • Mystery item 4, 1900s, GH002794, Te Papa
  • Mystery item 5, 1900s, GH002794, Te Papa

Yesterday I posted three mysterious objects from Te Papa’s history collections on the blog. The answers are below. But here’s another item to think about.  If you’re visiting Te Papa, you’ll see other curious curios in the area covered with astroturf in Slice of Heaven: 20th Century Aotearoa – an exhibiton about New Zealand last century…. Read more »

Slice of Heaven: 20th century Aotearoa – points of remembrance

Memorial to New Zealanders who lost their lives during World War One.

Only one day to go until the exhibition Slice of Heaven: 20th century Aotearoa opens. Just the last tweaks to do now and blessing of the exhibition space on Friday morning. But even before the public gets in to see it, the exhibition is stopping people in their tracks. An imposing, sombre, dark slice protrudes outwards from the exhibition,… Read more »