OUR TREASURES

Many museums around the world can lay claim to collection objects having once belonged to famous people, like Captain Cook's journals, the funerary mask of Tutankhamen or Beatrix Potter's sketches of Peter Rabbit.

The Whangārei Museum also holds an item in its archival collection which was penned by one of the most famous women in British history, a pioneering woman of the medical profession nicknamed "The Lady with the Lamp". The artefact is an undated letter written by Florence Nightingale on Good Friday to her dear Aunt Annie.

Collected by A.H Reed, this historic document is a glimpse into the

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