Posts tagged with holidays

Historic holiday snaps

  • B.021001 View inland from Kapakapanui showing burnt stumps: 'Ascent of Kapakapanui' 1-2 March 1930. Photographer Leslie Adkin. Te Papa
  • B.021003 Woman tramper in teh bush: 'Ascent of Kapakapanui' 1-2 March 1930. Photographer Leslie Adkin. Te Papa
  • B.021005 Woman tramper: 'Ascent of Kapakapanui' 1-2 March 1930. Photographer Leslie Adkin. Te Papa
  • B.020846 Early views Tararuas, 2 March 1930. Photographer Leslie Adkin. Te Papa

Some of my favourite social history images in Te Papa’s photography collection are of trampers taken by Leslie Adkin (1888-1964).  A man of many talents and interests, Adkin was a founding member of the Levin-Waiohepu Tramping Club, which was established in the 1920s.  This was one of the first tramping clubs to be formed in New… Read more »

Happy flowering holidays

  • Thelymitra sun orchid.
  • Dolichoglottis
  • Leonohebe (Veronica) cupressoides, a kind of 'whipcord' hebe.
  • Helichrysum coral daisy.

If you get into the hills these summer holidays, you’ll find many plants are in flower.  Many of New Zealand’s flowers aren’t particularly showy. But pay them closer investigation and many will reward you with a subtle beauty. Here’s a selection from my just completed field-work throughout the South Island, where my pursuit of Gleichenia tangle-ferns… Read more »