Through the Lens hits Opunake

Through the Lens hits Opunake

Monday, May 14, 2012

Opunake, we need your help. Help that is, to gather information about South Taranaki’s past as told Through the Lens.

Through the Lens – Town ’n Around, is an exhibitionthat features a selection of historical photographs from the collection of Aotea Utanganui – Museum of South Taranaki.

This is the third in a series of Through the Lens exhibitions to tour libraries and galleries throughout the district and is opening at Opuanke LibraryPlus on Tuesday 15 May.

Aotea Utanganui’s District Archivist, Cameron Curd says the community can play an important part in contributing important information about the photographs on display.

“You may know something about the homes or businesses featured in the photographs, helping to add valuable information to the Livingston Baker Archive,” he says. “You may have lived or worked at one of these places or you may have even owned one – we would really appreciate any information you can tell us about these places, as they are so important to our collective memory”.   

All photographs in the exhibition focus on the homes or businesses of South Taranaki and are available to purchase by contacting the District Archivist.    

The exhibition will run in Opunake LibraryPlus from Tuesday 15 May and continue to tour the district’s LibraryPlus centres throughout the year.