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Exhibition - Our Town - The Changing Face of Masterton

When:

Fri 6 Dec 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 7 Dec 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 8 Dec 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Mon 9 Dec 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 12 Bruce St, Masterton, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Website:

Listed by: Aratoi

The exhibition “Our Town” is a chance to walk through Masterton over six decades.

60 photographs by Pete Nikolaison and his late father George (Ted) Nikolaison, taken on film over the past 60 years.

The exhibition is accompanied by a book (120 pages) of the father-and-son photography, and writing Gareth Winter, Wairarapa Archive.

Here is the story behind the photograph by Ted Nikolaison:
Allan Williamson won the Royal Invitational Golden Shears in Lower Hutt in 1963. Unfortunately, he was drying himself off when he was called to receive his trophy from the Queen and did not hear his name being called. When he rushed to the stage to be presented with his trophy the Queen said: “Mr Williamson, you are the first man in the world to keep me waiting”.

Rory the Stag, Bob Francis’ referee jersey, Aaron Slight’s first leathers, and other historical ephemera are also on display.

The exhibition continues until 1 March 2020.