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18 July 2015 – 17 April 2016
Lane Gallery, Level 2, Puke Ariki Library


Taranaki truly loves its dogs! More than 11,000 of them are registered in the New Plymouth district alone. What better way to celebrate our four-legged friends than by proudly displaying Puke Ariki’s canine collections?
Pride of place in this exhibition is the Swainson/Woods Collection of photographs, which reflects Taranaki’s love for dogs throughout the 20th Century. These beautiful, charming images are accompanied by objects drawn from the social history and taonga Māori heritage collections, all with a canine twist!