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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 29 May

    Wednesday, 29 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Life on a battlecruiser

    Thursday, 16 May 2013

    In 1913 the battlecruiser HMS New Zealand took a world cruise through the then-British Empire. On board was a very special passenger, the British Bulldog Pelorus Jack, the ship’s mascot. What was life on board HMS New Zealand like? How does this compare to life on board a battleship today?

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  • A riot of WearableArt

    by Siren Deluxe - Friday, 8 March 2013

    Collection manager Siren Deluxe has been entranced with the WOW awards since the first show in 80s. She has modelled and performed at three shows – once romping down the runway in a vampire-cum-dominatrix outfit, with a pack of dogs. She looks back at the awards, and pays homage to the dame who created this riot of culture.

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  • Potato prints and wild places: a fashion odyssey

    by Finn McCahon-Jones and Susan Holmes - Wednesday, 20 February 2013

    Auckland Museum’s Associate Curator Applied Arts & Design, Finn McCahon-Jones and fabric artist Susan Holmes met recently to discuss her garments on display at the Museum during the Off The Wall: WearableArt Up Close exhibition.

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  • Egon’s Diary: Family reunited

    Tuesday, 23 October 2012

    This blog is part 19 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: 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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