I started writing this post a while ago, after viewing a range of "old" photographs at The Elms | Te Papa here in Tauranga, a historic house and grounds, where I volunteered.
A few days ago was the 126th celebration of women in New Zealand achieving the right to vote. It was also my first week back volunteering at The Elms/Te Papa for a few months. I tend to arrive early to enjoy a walk around the gardens and familiarise myself before any visitors are welcomed in.… Continue reading NZ Women’s Suffrage – A Tauranga Connection
Today is the day I get to do a few more hours at The Elms. The time I thought to share a few snippets about this fascinating piece of history in Aotearoa. Starting from the beginning of how the Mission established itself. The Background Let's take a glimpse back to around the 1880s where there… Continue reading A Tour Guide at The Elms/Te Papa
On a hot summer's day in Mid June
Firstly, after leaving Lisbon, we needed to travel down to Faro