OUR TREASURES

While many of the collection items housed in the Whangārei Museum at Kiwi North have connections to the area, early settlers, their families or historic events, there are also artefacts that come from other parts of the world. Among these articles is a miscellany of Polynesian and Melanesian ethnographic specimens which include three distinctive, hand-held personal objects.

The majority of the ethnography collection was accumulated over time by interested collectors and gifted to the Whangārei Borough during the early 20th century. It is believed the three separate fly whisks formed part of these initial donations, although their exact provenance has

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