Spotlight on the Heritage Collection
Showing items tagged as social history.
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...
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...
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...