Posts by Russell Museum

Eldon Jackson

Posted on Feb 3, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Eldon Jackson

Eldon has been on the Trust Board since 1999. After 20 years of being involved in a building company in partnership with an old school chum in Auckland, Eldon and his wife, Gilly, moved to Russell for an easier lifestyle. The beauty, history and ease of boating attracted them to Russell and they soon settled in. Eldon continued with his building activities until retiring 3 years ago. His activities, besides Russell Museum, are boating, fishing, assisting his wife with the holiday homes that they look after (and her many cats and dog and birds!) and is also a Bay of Islands Marine Radio Assn...

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Shaped By The Sea

Posted on Jan 31, 2015 in Exhibitions | 0 comments

Shaped By The Sea

Extended until August 31st 2015 This exhibition explores the maritime history of Russell from a social perspective – how a small girl reacted to visiting American whale ships, how whaling embedded itself in one family’s history, how being surrounded by the ocean has shaped the lives of residents from the earliest times right up until today.

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A Welcoming Light

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Heritage | 0 comments

A Welcoming Light

Russell Lights – Volume 10 – Issue 13 – June 2007 # 35 This photo of Cape Brett lighthouse was taken from a set of glass plates given some years ago to the Russell Museum by Lillian Woodcock. They date from the 1920s. The photos were developed for us by Laurence Aberhart. Cape Brett lighthouse was built in 1909 and electrified in 1955. It was manned by three keepers who lived on site with their families until installation of an automated light in 1978.  Supplies came in by sea and there was a rough track to Rawhiti. Major restoration over the last few months included...

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An inherited lot

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Heritage | 0 comments

An inherited lot

Russell Lights – Vol 11 – Issue 24 On the edge of the Russell museum grounds, by the York Street frontage, there stands an elegant lamp post.  A bit weathered, it now plays host to a few lucky spiders and the occasional bird looking for a resting place.  Originally from Auckland, the lamp post was brought to Russell by the Garlands in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  The Garlands were photographers and lived in a house (now South Sea Arts) next to the Four Square shop block/doctor’s dispensary.  As the house passed from owner to owner, so did the lamp post.  When Mr Des Smith...

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Rosamund Scoffham

Posted on Jan 9, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Rosamund Scoffham

A member of the Trust Board since 2007. Rosamund was born in Thames and brought up in Auckland. She spent many years overseas due to her husband’s work as a geophysicist. She lived in West Africa, South America, the Middle East and the U.K. She has always been an active member of a wide variety of committees and organisations. Before returning home, to New Zealand, she undertook a History of Arts degree in the U.K. Rosamund is active in the Russell Community as a volunteer in the Enterprise Russell Charitable Trust and as a committee member of the Okiato and Te Wahapu Ratepayers and...

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