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Moira White

Curator, Humanities

Posts by Moira White for Blog:

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est. 1868: A Champion Gladioli Grower

Curator Moira White explains why these medals, awarded by the Dunedin Horticultural Society, are part of the quirkiest category in est. 1868.

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est.1868: A Walk on the Wild Side

In the latest instalment of our est.1868 blog series, Curator, Humanities Moira White explains why these rugged boots, now over a century old, are included in the deadliest category.

 

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est. 1868: A Performance of Puppets

September is New Zealand Theatre Month. In a nod to all things theatrical, Curator Moira White explores the ancient Javanese tradition of wayang puppet theatre.

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Discoverer’s granddaughter to view returned Polynesian textiles

Earlier this year several Polynesian textile items were returned to Otago, where they were found 124 years ago...

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H and A – The Story of a Medieval Silver Coin

We have a silver Irish groat in our coin collection with the crowned initials H and A on either side of a harp. The H stands for Henry VIII and the A stands for Anne Boleyn. The coin dates from 1534–35. Henry and Anne wed in 1533 and Anne was executed in May 1536.

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2016 iD Fashion Week: Mary Quant, Miniskirt Master

"In recent fashion there are three: Chanel, Dior and Mary Quant." – fashion journalist Ernestine Carter.

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Comedy on the High Seas

How does one find comedy in a shipwreck? Therein lies a tale linked to the prayer book on display in the Maritime gallery.

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