May 12, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Digitised photos of Rua Kenana to be gifted to Museum

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A heads-up for East Coasters that there will be Turnbull Library staff in Gisborne tomorrow evening giving a community talk. The speakers will be John Sullivan (ATL Curator Photographs) and Ronald Milne (Associate Chief Librarian, Research Collections). The talk is one of a series we are currently conducting to celebrate Turnbull’s 90th anniversary.

Of particular interest in this presentation is a gift received earlier this year of an album of photographs taken and compiled by Rev John Mann while serving in Presbyterian Maori Mission among Tuhoe, 1928-1929. The album includes photographs of Maungapohatu, Rua Kenana, and Ringatu gatherings. John will be showing some digitised images from this album.

Other material that will be featured are images from a glass plate negatives collection depicting the wool industry in the region.

  • Where: Tairawhiti Museum
  • When: Wednesday, 27 October, 5.30pm.

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