Posts tagged with History

Do you know this building?

 Te Papa has an enormous collection of photographs, negatives and transparencies by Brian Brake (1927 – 88), one of New Zealand’s best known photographers.  Brake became famous while working overseas as a photojournalist – one of his best known works is the Monsoon photo essay, which he took in 1960.  He also photographed extensively in… Read more »

Fresh on the bookshelf – Tangata o le Moana: New Zealand and the People of the Pacific

Aotearoa New Zealand is home to a large Pasifika population. This illustrated collection of essays is the first of its kind to tell their stories – from the legendary feats of the ancestors of modern Māori, to the politically explosive dawn raids of the 1970s, and beyond. This beautiful book is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of historical… Read more »

January in History

Happy New year all!  I hope you all had a good holiday break and had your cameras out snapping away.  Maybe your images will one day be part of the Museum collection……you never know.    I’ve been doing a lot of image research lately around significant events, where an image is used to assist in… Read more »

September 1954: This month last century

57 years ago the Mazengarb report is released (20 September 1954) In 1954, several shocking events occurred that fuelled a simmering panic about the activities and morals of New Zealand teenagers. These included revelations that some Hutt Valley teens were having sex. Over 50 local teenagers were observed congregating at elbe’s milk bar in Lower Hutt. There… Read more »

Slice of Heaven – 20th century Aotearoa: views from the bridge 2

  • Exploring New Zealand's involvment in World War 1 - 'Wanted Men, More Men'.
  • 'Wanted Men, More Men- New Zealand supports Britain in World War 1.
  • Exploring New Zealand's ties with the Empire.
  • Glory of Empire

Installation of Te Papa’s new history exhibition Slice of Heaven - Twentieth Century Aotearoa  continues - 29 days to go until opening on 2 October 2010… The views from the bridge on Level 5 give a taste of what’s to come and the topics that the exhibition will explore.  Here is something evoking the kiwi backyard which nearly always… Read more »