Posts by Russell Museum

School Holiday Discovery Fun Day

Posted on Apr 8, 2022 in Events, Media | Comments Off on School Holiday Discovery Fun Day

Join the Russell Museum Whare Taonga o Kororāreka for a family event. This Easter school holidays, we’re having a Discovery Fun Day. Bring the kids come along to on the morning of Tuesday 19 April and join us for a fun day. There will be plenty of things to do, including quizzes, games and other fun stuff. Check out our Facebook page closer to the time for details of our programme, but in the meantime, mark your diaries. We’ll see you there!

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Saltwater in our Veins

Posted on Jun 30, 2019 in Media | 0 comments

Ko Ahau Anō Tētahi i Reira, Saltwater in our Veins is another Russell Museum to Tuia 250, the national commemoration taking place in October 2019. Scrimshaw trophy on loan from Russell Boating Club An ambitious new exhibition charting the Bay’s long and remarkable maritime history and its enduring traditions. Early waka, the waka revival, Tall Ships old and new…regattas, racing, and sailing, sailing, sailing, it’ll all be in there. Discover our nation’s remarkable voyaging heritage at this great new exhibition at Te Whare Taonga o Korareka, Russell...

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Last days of great Russell Museum Exhibition

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Media | 0 comments

An important and startling new piece of Bay of Islands history was revealed at a Russell Museum Exhibition opening recently for the opening of Paradise Lost, an exhibition looking at the life and achievements of the distinguished 18th c Swedish botanist Daniel Solander. In the speeches that followed master carver and kaumatua, Te Warahi Hetaraka revealed that his famous tupuna, the Ngare Raumati rangatira Te Koukou, had been shot through the thigh by Solander. The shooting took place in 1769.  It happened on Motuarohia, Roberton Island, shortly after Captain James Cook had brought...

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Paradise Lost

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Exhibitions, Media | 0 comments

Russell Museum is presently preparing itself for the gala opening of a prestigious gallery exhibition which is transferring from Wellington direct to Russell Museum, opening on April 6th. The exhibition is called “Paradise Lost, Daniel Solander’s Legacy” and references the Swedish scientist Daniel Solander (1732 – 1782), who sailed into the Bay of Islands with Captain James Cook on the Endeavour 250 years ago. Solander is most famous as a botanist, but he was a man of many parts. Paradise Lost is a collection of stunning graphic images, each capturing a different part of the scientist...

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Russell School Reunion ~ celebrating 175 years of education in Russell 1839 – 2014

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 in Exhibitions | 0 comments

Russell Museum latest exhibition follows on from the Russell School Reunion held over the weekend 20 – 22 November 2015. Education began in Russell with classes held at Pompallier Mission for Maori students.  After a series of private schools and two public schools a purpose built school was erected on the present site, in Baker Street, in 1892. The exhibition features photos from the Russell Museum and Russell School collections and there will also be showing footage of the Reunion celebrations. Senior pupils of the school today are exhibiting their colorful art work – cloaks...

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