Politics

Politics

Visit of William Massey Original photo © Russell Museum This photo shows a politician’s visit in 1922. The Russell wharf is decorated with flags and a welcoming fern arch. The local men dressed in their best suits and hats and a few small boys form a guard of...
Russell Police Station

Russell Police Station

Custom House / Police Station Original photo © Russell Museum A group of well dressed Russell ladies c1900 enjoying a game of croquet beside the Russell Police Station. Croquet was played at private homes until a croquet club was established after World War I on part...
Still Watching the Years Go By

Still Watching the Years Go By

Norfolk pine at Te Wahapu Original photo © Russell Museum A  Norfolk pine stands sentinel on a knoll at the end of the Te Wahapu peninsula, in a prominent position within one of our recreational reserves. A sign below the tree was erected to mark the reserve in July...
Hangi

Hangi

Christ Church Centennial 1936 Original photo © Russell Museum The traditional Tall Ships hangi at the Russell Boat Club attracts hundreds each January. This photo shows steam rising from a hangi being opened on 29 March 1936. It was Christ Church’s one-hundredth...
Hananui Hotel

Hananui Hotel

Pacific Hotel / Hananui Original photo © Russell Museum This photo shows the Pacific Hotel, later known as Hananui Boarding House, in its prime. It was built in the 1870s and demolished in 1961 to make way for the Hananui Motel, the first motel for Russell. The land...