Heritage Collections - Kohikohinga Tukuihotanga
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Spotlight on the Heritage Collection

Showing items tagged as social history.

Golden Delights

25 October 2014

Puke Ariki’s Heritage Collection is a fascinating mix of the unusual and the everyday. Along with some of the spectacular objects which tell stories about Taranaki, the collection also contains objects which hint at our daily lives, past and... read more

Cheery Red

14 September 2014

Alfred E Sykes' chemist shop on King Street, New Plymouth, was ahead of the game when it came to product development. Opened in 1893, Sykes' sold chemist products including cough remedies and laxatives, veterinary supplies and domestic items. They... read more

Taranaki Danceland

06 July 2014

This acetate recording was produced in 1962, and was played on the Taranaki airwaves to promote Taranaki Danceland. Taranaki Danceland was instituted by Colin King and his big band The Harmonisers. It featured large Saturday night dances with... read more