Extraordinary late night at the Museum
Friday 22nd April 2016, Family Friendly
Double delight. See the film compilation Extraordinary Inventions presented by Nga Taonga Sound & Vision followed by an entertaining Museum guided tour and talk focusing on how pioneering women in Nelson used great ingenuity in facing their challenges. Bookings at Nelson Provincial Museum.
Extraordinary Inventions celebrates the Kiwi No. 8 wire approach we take a look at a range of clever inventions by New Zealanders. Be amazed by the Fisher Monoplane on a test flight in 1913, an innovative pump to clean the cowshed, the world’s smallest motorcycle and many more.
The tour covers the hidden stories of early Nelson women, whose lives were more than simply confined to the kitchen. Some like Sarah Higgins even built their own kitchen with her bare hands. Martha Rutherford, was less known for her arrival in Nelson as a refugee from the Taranaki Wars, and more for her better-known, atom-splitting progeny. Also Mary Gibbs, a widow with nine children, who arrived in Nelson with a bang; her ship was wrecked at Farewell Spit after months at sea on the journey from England. The lives of these fascinating women and others are linked to objects in the Nelson Provincial Museum collection.
Nelson & suburbs
The Nelson Provincial Museum - Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao
Town Acre 445, Cnr Trafalgar and Hardy Streets, Nelson
Tickets, Bookings and Entry
$5, Limited seating
Tickets from Museum counter ph. 548 9588.