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  • Cunning Collection Technicians

    By Danielle Lucas
    Fri, 15 Jan 2016

    Meet our WWI Collection Technicians, who help provide digital accessibility to First World War objects - coming up with some crafty solutions along the way.

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  • How to play tītītōrea

    by Mattie Hamuera
    Mon, 27 Jul 2015

    For Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, we've pulled out Ngā Tākaro (traditional Māori games). Stick games such as tītītorea (short sticks) are a fun way to practice waiata and instructions in Te Reo.

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  • The Treaty's travels through Auckland

    by Andrea Stevens and Kirsten MacFarlane
    Thu, 5 Feb 2015

    The name Treaty of Waitangi suggests that everything happened up north in the Bay of Islands. But there is a rich history of the Treaty in many parts of Aotearoa New Zealand—including right here in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and on both sides of the city’s two harbours. A new display at the Museum explores the many places where te Tiriti o Waitangi was signed around Auckland.

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  • Auckland turns 175: early depictions of the city

    By Andrea Stevens
    Fri, 23 Jan 2015

    Many of the beautiful cities of the world began on the edge of a protected harbour. Auckland is no exception. We celebrate Auckland's 175th anniversary with three depictions of the early city and harbour from our Pictorial Collection.

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  • Embroidered map tracks Cook’s voyage and shows early attempts at Te Reo

    by Vivien Caughley and Tessa Smallwood
    Friday, 5 December 2014

    While researching her new book, Vivien Caughley discovered a remarkable embroidered sampler held in a private collection in the United States. We investigate what a sampler is and how this one came to be part of the Auckland Museum collection.

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  • Egon’s story: Singapore, the Gibraltar of the East

    Wednesday, 26 September 2012

    This blog is part 13 of the story of 24-year-old Jew Egon Schoenberger and his flight from the Nazi Holocaust of World War II to New Zealand. Egon’s story has been adapted by Museum writers Greg Meylan and Kirsten MacFarlane, using archive material submitted to Auckland Museum by Egon’s New Zealand family. There will be 24 posts in total.

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  • Egon’s story: Modern day Mainz gets involved

    Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012

    This blog is part nine of the story of 24-year-old Jew Egon Schoenberger and his flight from the Nazi Holocaust of World War II to New Zealand. Egon’s story has been adapted by Museum writers Greg Meylan and Kirsten MacFarlane, using archive material submitted to Auckland Museum by Egon’s New Zealand family.

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  • Egon’s story: The New Zealand connection

    Sunday, 16 September 2012

    This blog is part eight of the story of 24-year-old Jew Egon Schoenberger and his flight from the Nazi Holocaust of World War II to New Zealand. Egon’s story has been adapted by Museum writers Greg Meylan and Kirsten MacFarlane, using archive material submitted to Auckland Museum by Egon’s New Zealand family. There will be 24 posts in total.

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  • Egon’s story: Worship is held on board

    Friday, 14 September 2012

    This blog is part seven of the story of 24-year-old Jew Egon Schoenberger and his flight from the Nazi Holocaust of World War II to New Zealand. There will be 24 posts in total. Egon’s story has been adapted by Museum writers Greg Meylan and Kirsten MacFarlane, using archive material submitted to Auckland Museum by Egon’s New Zealand family.

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  • Egon’s story: The innocents of war

    Wednesday, 12 September 2012

    This blog is part six of the story of 24-year-old Jew Egon Schoenberger and his flight from the Nazi Holocaust of World War II to New Zealand. There will be 24 posts in total. Egon’s story has been adapted by Museum writers Greg Meylan and Kirsten MacFarlane, using archive material submitted to Auckland Museum by Egon’s New Zealand family.

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