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Heritage

From Gaslight to Middle Age Spread

There is never nothing to do in a museum. Much of my time is spent answering enquiries or working with new (more)

Such sweet nostalgia

Visitors to the museum lately will have noticed magnets and key rings in the shape of classic New Zealand lollies (more)

Finding our Chinese heritage

As we head into the Chinese New Year, Waitangi Weekend and the Multicultural Bite, it’s good timing to reflect on (more)

Heritage NZ renames footbridge

Heritage New Zealand has adjusted the name and extent of the Ashburton Railway Footbridge, in line with the (more)

Christmas a melting pot of history

In this PC world, is it still alright to speak about Christmas? While here we may fling ourselves into it, we (more)

A story from one receipt

With fewer people using postal services and our reliance on electronic forms of communication, receiving anything (more)

Roughometer readings of 1936

1936 was not only the year that Jesse Owens won his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics, it was also the year (more)

Does Ashburton have history?

The team from Ashburton Museum are often out in the community, talking to schools, service and special interest (more)

Ashburton and the Somme

It’s hard to imagine the horrors that greeted New Zealand soldiers when they entered the Battle of the (more)

Gunpowder ripples

Finding items or subjects to write about for this column isn’t always easy. As far as the objects go, I tend (more)


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