Museum

Oct11

Prize Giving Panorama

CLICK ON THE QUESTION TO FIND THE ANSWER QUESTION: Which month and year was this photo taken? ANSWER: Announcing the prizewinners at the Christmas Prizegiving Marino Place Kaikohe 1994.
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Oct11

555 receiver

CLICK ON THE QUESTION TO FIND THE ANSWER QUESTION: What is this?ANSWER: The 555 receiver was patented in 1926 as the very first loud speaker in the world. in time for the first talking pictures in 1927. The Western Electric company commissioned their...
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Oct11

Replica Grout Cycle Car

CLICK ON THE QUESTION TO FIND THE ANSWER QUESTION: Approximately what date would this type of car been built?ANSWER: 1901 REPLICA GROUT CYCLE CAR This is a ¾ size replica of a Cycle Car. From 1901 to 1904 over a hundred cycle companies in the USA began...
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Oct11

Alexander Sawmill Single Cylinder Tangye Engine

CLICK ON THE QUESTION TO FIND THE ANSWER QUESTION: What diameter would the piston be?ANSWER: ALEXANDER SAWMILL TANGYE ENGINE This is a single cylinder diesel engine with a piston diameter of over 300mm The engine without the flywheel weighs 2 tons and...
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Oct11

Main Street Kaikohe

CLICK ON THE QUESTION TO FIND THE ANSWER QUESTION: When was this picture taken?ANSWER: MAIN STREET KAIKOHE This is one of the earliest photos we have of Kaikohe main street and dates from the late 1880s. A diary entry from a young man called Robert...
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Oct10

Bone or Ivory Brooch

CLICK ON THE QUESTION TO FIND THE ANSWER Question: Guess who this was made for?BONE OR IVORY BROOCH This beautiful Bone or Ivory Brooch was donated amongst the collection of Kaumatua Fergie Neilson and is probably quite old. It is of grapes and a grape...
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Oct10

Small Pistol Black Powder Flask

CLICK ON THE QUESTION TO FIND THE ANSWER QUESTION: What is this used for?ANSWER: This pistol powder flask is only 4 inches long as against 8 inches for other powder flasks. Note by J R Lee, probably pistol powder flask
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Oct10

Muzzle Loading Pistol with wooden stock

CLICK ON THE QUESTION TO FIND THE ANSWER QUESTION: How do you load this pistol?ANSWER: Called muzzle loading as it was loaded from the muzzle. In general, the sequence of loading is to put in first gunpowder, by pouring in a measured amount of loose powder,...
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Oct10

Goldie Painting of Maori Warrior

CLICK ON THE QUESTION TO FIND THE ANSWER QUESTION: What has this famous painting got to do with our museum?ANSWER: Maioha, a cousin of Potatau Te Wherowhero, the first Maori King. Te Tuhi was a second cousin of Tawhiao, Te Wherowhero's successor, and...
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