It's Monday morning and nearly midday.
What's so special about it? Head down to the end of the avenue, turn right, and look towards the estuary and Mauao then look up into the sky, and imagine, as one woman, in particular, did many years ago.
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