Let’s Restore Our Russell Cannon – #80

Let’s Restore Our Russell Cannon – #80

Russell Museum would like to lead the charge (so to speak) by launching a public appeal for funds and assistance to restore our Russell cannon and its carriage.  If you walk by our cannon today, you will notice it’s in poor condition.  Last time it was repaired was in...
“The Big One” – #82

“The Big One” – #82

One of the great things about spending winter in Russell is that the cooler weather brings a welcome bonus for local fishermen; the return of hungry snapper.  While it’s always nice to land a snapper that fits the pan nicely, it’s the exhilarating experience of...
History Sometimes Repeats – #83

History Sometimes Repeats – #83

First hotel licence, oldest surviving church and New Zealand’s first locally owned bank – Kororareka has had them all. The New Zealand Banking Co’s first bank opened its doors in Bank Square, Turners Terrace, (just south of  where The Strand meets Pitt St today)...
“A far and out of the way place.” – #84

“A far and out of the way place.” – #84

This is how Selwyn Deeming remembers it, when as a young slip of a boy he accompanied his father John through rough waters on a 15 mile boat trip, from Russell to Deep Water Cove.  The unreliable engine, which ran the electric light for the fishing camp, had failed...
A Stitch in Time – #86

A Stitch in Time – #86

Those who know their stuff about quilts will be acquainted with their amazing history, which shows, they date back to early Egypt and Mongolia, to an ancient time when quilts not only kept one warm but were also used as carpets.  Quilting is a relatively simple...
“An Unsettled History” Recognised – #87

“An Unsettled History” Recognised – #87

On Sunday 9 August, Te Paparahi o Te Raki (The Northland Inquiry) facilitator Barry Rigby and Registrar Tina Mihaere met with the Russell Museum trustees and staff in order to give special  acknowledgement of Russell Museum’s recent exhibition “An Unsettled History”. ...