Enjoy one of The Kauri Museum’s standout exhibitions with your next visit, or explore these rich digital resources online.
Tudor Collins: Man of Many Faces
Opens 9 December 2016. Our special exhibition dives into the world of renowned photographer Tudor Collins. Famous for capturing an essence of early New Zealand through his skill with photography, Tudor led a varied life, pursuing a number of careers including soldier, sailor, entrepreneur, bushman and farmer. Take a glimpse into Tudor’s past through an amazing collection of photographs and personal items from the collections of The Kauri Museum, the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Albertland & Districts Museum and Warkworth Districts Museum.
Entry to the exhibition is free with admission to The Kauri Museum
Textiles Down Under
The Kauri Museum in Matakohe is putting its unmentionables centre stage for the next three months, with a newly opened exhibition.
The Museum’s textile collection contains a wide range of underwear worn by men, women and children of the old Otamatea district, from the 1870s through to the 1950s. Included are corsets, bustles, camisoles, petticoats, drawers, camiknickers, long johns, chemises, bras, stockings and other intimate garments.
‘Textiles Down Under’ features articles from the collection that show the utility, and the beauty, of undergarments worn, and the changes over time. “The pioneers of the 1860s who migrated to this region from Europe were confronted with a very different climate and terrain to what they were used to,” says Collection Manager, and Curator, Tracey Wedge. “What was fashionable in Europe was impractical in the Kaipara bush, and crinolines were quickly discarded!”
Textiles Down Under runs until 8 June