New Exhibition at Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki

Our Milky Ways: a short history of dairying in South Taranaki

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Our Milky Ways: a short history of dairying in South Taranaki

Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki is launching a new exhibition exploring the history and creation of the dairy industry in Taranaki through its unique collection items.  From its pioneering beginnings to its domination on the world-stage; this exhibition showcases items from our collections and the unique stories behind them. 

Although nationally there’s about 1 dairy cow for every New Zealander, in South Taranaki where we’ve long been famous for our milky ways, it’s more like 11 sets of hooves to 1 pair of gumboots.  In this new exhibition, these objects selected by museum staff and the community tell tales of the men and women, bulls and cows that have helped create a farming history unique to our part of the world.  Lead research content was provided by Bettina Anderson from Pūkekoblue Science Communication Ltd.

This exhibition has been funded by the Taranaki Regional Council (TRC).

Season: December 2017 - May 2018                                                                             

 

Further information: 

For more information about this exhibition contact:

Cameron S. Curd

Kaitiaki Pukapuka-a-Rohe, District Archivist | Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki

cameron.curd@stdc.govt.nz or 0800 111 323  | www.museumofsouthtaranaki.wordpress.com

 

 

          

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Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki

29 Dec 2017