Putting pen to paper once involved other bits and pieces as well, Moira White writes.
Cool and Collected
In the "Suffrage and Beyond" exhibition now showing at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum stands a fine example of a totalisator machine, an intriguing device once used for betting on horses at local race...
The camera is trained on the side of a typical suburban weatherboard house; hugged by a low box hedge, unswept leaves are scattered on the adjacent footpath.
According to Olveston's records, a colourfully embroidered textile in the Theomin family's collection is the only known example of its type on public display in New Zealand.
In 1873, the Otago Provincial Council appointed captain F.W Hutton as curator of Otago Museum. Turns out they made a wise choice, writes Rosi Crane.
A stockman on the run from family troubles in Taranaki was one of the Otago battalion's unlikely heroes, writes Sean Brosnahan.
A mere pounamu at Otago Museum carries the stories of its people.
There was no escaping Dunedin's town crier, writes Peter Read.
Born in 1886 in Devonshire and immigrating to New Zealand in 1892, John Weeks was a leading New Zealand painter of the 1930s and '40s.
The ubiquitous manila folder can conceal myriad mysteries, writes Andrea Bell.
Otago celebrated its centenary in 1948 in style, writes Moira White.
Xpressway Records collected an eclectic and significant snapshot of the live music scene in the 1980s and early '90s, writes Amanda Mills.
Dunedin caught up with the rest of the world when, in 1869, it held its first velocipede race.
A self-proclaimed ‘‘cultural wanderer’’, Jae Hoon Lee’s practice celebrates and documents his path through the world, writes Lauren Gutsell.
When war broke out in August 1914, young men rushed to join the colours while women's patriotic groups formed in every Dunedin suburb, and across the entire province. Thus, autograph quilts were born.
Eileen Mayo’s illustrative talents were admired across both hemispheres, writes Robyn Notman.
A collection of architects’ records constitutes a rich repository of memory, writes David Murray.
Ancient inscriptions at Otago Museum are giving up their secrets, writes Moira White.
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum curator Sean Brosnahan reflects on "the worst day in New Zealand military history".
While women in New Zealand had the vote by the end of the 19th century, the struggle continued in Britain, as a collection at the Hocken attests.