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Moira White

Curator, Humanities

Posts by Moira White for Blog:

Movember

Moustache Cups

For Movember!

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bethune Promo

Remembering Norman Bethune

1890–1939

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Custodial Worker Day

William Goodlet

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JANET FRAME

Remembering Otago's greatest novelist

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est. 1868: Stirn’s Optimus detective camera

Designed to fit beneath a waistcoat, with only the lens showing through a buttonhole, this small-for-its-time camera provoked some interesting reactions when it launched in the 1880s. 

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Est. 1868: Bachelor beware

What stories are hidden inside this tiny box, currently on display in est. 1868? Curator Moira White takes a peek. 

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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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10 September See blog

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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