Sarjeant Gallery


Phone: 06 349 0506    

Address: 38 Taupo Quay, wanganui

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  • " It is my desire that works of art shall be purchased or acquired on account of their intrinsic value as work of high art only and not because they are specimens of local or colonial art so that the said gallery shall be furnished with works of the highest art in all branches as a means of inspiration for ourselves and those who come after us."

    Henry Sarjeant (1830-1912) immigrated to New Zealand from England about 1860 and settled in the Wanganui Region. After his death, Henry's wife Ellen consolidated her husband's interest in the arts which had been 
    generously provided for in his Will.  This document also outlined his intention for quality.

    Henry Sarjeant's ability to grasp opportunity in a new land engendered a prosperity that enabled him to facilitate his vision for a culturally invigorating art museum and collection; an institution of national significance throughout the 20th  and 21st centuries and one commemorating his name both in  New Zealand and beyond.


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Sarjeant Gallery

Phone: 06 349 0506

Address: 38 Taupo Quay, wanganui

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    " It is my desire that works of art shall be purchased or acquired on account of their intrinsic value as work of high art only and not because they are specimens of local or colonial art so that the said gallery shall be furnished with works of the highest art in all branches as a means of inspiration for ourselves and those who come after us."

    Henry Sarjeant (1830-1912) immigrated to New Zealand from England about 1860 and settled in the Wanganui Region. After his death, Henry's wife Ellen consolidated her husband's interest in the arts which had been 
    generously provided for in his Will.  This document also outlined his intention for quality.

    Henry Sarjeant's ability to grasp opportunity in a new land engendered a prosperity that enabled him to facilitate his vision for a culturally invigorating art museum and collection; an institution of national significance throughout the 20th  and 21st centuries and one commemorating his name both in  New Zealand and beyond.


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Old Cemetery Heritage Walks


   

Address: 11 Heads Road, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

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  • Old Cemetery Heritage Walk. Heads Road Cemetery. One of the oldest European cemeteries in New Zealand, the first burial recorded here was in November 1843. A brochure (available from the i-SITE) provides information on many significant people and events in Wanganuis history.


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Old Cemetery Heritage Walks


Address: 11 Heads Road, Wanganui

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    Old Cemetery Heritage Walk. Heads Road Cemetery. One of the oldest European cemeteries in New Zealand, the first burial recorded here was in November 1843. A brochure (available from the i-SITE) provides information on many significant people and events in Wanganuis history.


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Moutoa Gardens / Pakaitore


   

Address: Moutoa Gardens, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, 4500

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  • Named after the Battle of Moutoa Island in the Second Taranaki War in 1864, the Park contains a memorial to the battle. Historically, Pakaitore was a traditional fi shing settlement for hundreds of years and later became a marketplace.

    Overlooked from the District Courthouse, these quiet gardens contain mature native and exotic trees, and several memorials.


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Moutoa Gardens / Pakaitore


Address: Corner of Market Place and Taupo Quay, Wanganui

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    Named after the Battle of Moutoa Island in the Second Taranaki War in 1864, the Park contains a memorial to the battle. Historically, Pakaitore was a traditional fi shing settlement for hundreds of years and later became a marketplace.

    Overlooked from the District Courthouse, these quiet gardens contain mature native and exotic trees, and several memorials.


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Whanganui Regional Museum


Phone: 64 6 349 1110    

Address: War Memorial Hall, Watt Street, wanganui

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  • Welcome to the Whanganui Regional Museum - Nau mai ki Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui Set in the heart of Whanganuis cultural centre on Queens Park, the Whanganui Regional Museum offers visitors a rare experience a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Whanganui, and a look at their treasures, their loves and hates, their dramas and their domesticity.


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Whanganui Regional Museum

Phone: 64 6 349 1110

Address: War Memorial Hall, Watt Street, wanganui

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    Welcome to the Whanganui Regional Museum - Nau mai ki Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui Set in the heart of Whanganuis cultural centre on Queens Park, the Whanganui Regional Museum offers visitors a rare experience a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Whanganui, and a look at their treasures, their loves and hates, their dramas and their domesticity.


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The Tram Shed


Phone: 06 345 7034    

Address: Moutoa Quay, Wanganui 4500, New Zealand

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  • The Tram Shed houses the No.12 Tram which carried locals about town in the early 20th century. The tram has undergone a full restoration and will be running again in 2013 on the new tram track along the riverfront.


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The Tram Shed

Phone: 06 345 7034

Address: Moutoa Quay, Wanganui 4500, New Zealand

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    The Tram Shed houses the No.12 Tram which carried locals about town in the early 20th century. The tram has undergone a full restoration and will be running again in 2013 on the new tram track along the riverfront.


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Bason Botanic Gardens


   

Address: 552 Rapanui Road, Westmere, New Zealand

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  • It should be a botanic garden focussing on collection, conservation and preservation of rare plants while providing a peaceful and beautiful place for people to enjoy and relax' – Stanley Bason's dream.

    A botanic and architectural gem in a rural setting
    Something of interest every month of the year.
    Experience the dream!

    Recognised by the NZ Gardens Trust as a 'Garden of Significance', the Bason Botanic Gardens is set in 25 hectares of landscaped countryside and includes one of the most extensive public garden orchid collections in NZ and unique conservatory architecture. 

    The Gardens are situated on the Central West coast of New Zealand just northwest of Wanganui, a provincial city rich in heritage and alive with the arts. This region has many gardens and reserves well worth a visit.


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Bason Botanic Gardens


Address: 552 Rapanui Road, Westmere, Wanganui

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    It should be a botanic garden focussing on collection, conservation and preservation of rare plants while providing a peaceful and beautiful place for people to enjoy and relax' – Stanley Bason's dream.

    A botanic and architectural gem in a rural setting
    Something of interest every month of the year.
    Experience the dream!

    Recognised by the NZ Gardens Trust as a 'Garden of Significance', the Bason Botanic Gardens is set in 25 hectares of landscaped countryside and includes one of the most extensive public garden orchid collections in NZ and unique conservatory architecture. 

    The Gardens are situated on the Central West coast of New Zealand just northwest of Wanganui, a provincial city rich in heritage and alive with the arts. This region has many gardens and reserves well worth a visit.


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Whanganui Regional Museum


Phone: 06 349 1110    

Address: Whanganui Regional Museum, Watt Street, Wanganui

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  • Welcome to the Whanganui Regional Museum - Nau mai ki Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui Set in the heart of Whanganuis cultural centre on Queens Park, the Whanganui Regional Museum offers visitors a rare experience a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Whanganui, and a look at their treasures, their loves and hates, their dramas and their domesticity.


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Whanganui Regional Museum

Phone: 06 349 1110

Address: War Memorial Hall, Watt Street, wanganui

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  • Description

    Welcome to the Whanganui Regional Museum - Nau mai ki Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui Set in the heart of Whanganuis cultural centre on Queens Park, the Whanganui Regional Museum offers visitors a rare experience a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Whanganui, and a look at their treasures, their loves and hates, their dramas and their domesticity.


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Durie Hill Elevator


   

Address: Blyth Street / Durie Hill Elevator, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

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  • Located opposite the Whanganui City Bridge at the bottom of Victoria Avenue, the Durie Hill pedestrian tunnel leads to the historic Durie Hill Elevator. Built in 1919, it is the only earthbound elevator in New Zealand. A pedestrian tunnel leads 205 metres inside the hill to the elevator which rises 66 metres.

    Two viewpoints are located at the top, one (the orange tower) above the elevator's machinery room and the other on the nearby War Memorial Tower. 

    A walkway beside the elevator tower offers an alternative route descending 191 steps to the City Bridge.

    The elevator is open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm, Saturday to Sunday, 10.00am to 5.00pm, closed Christmas Day.


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Durie Hill Elevator


Address: Durie Hill, Wanganui

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    Located opposite the Whanganui City Bridge at the bottom of Victoria Avenue, the Durie Hill pedestrian tunnel leads to the historic Durie Hill Elevator. Built in 1919, it is the only earthbound elevator in New Zealand. A pedestrian tunnel leads 205 metres inside the hill to the elevator which rises 66 metres.

    Two viewpoints are located at the top, one (the orange tower) above the elevator's machinery room and the other on the nearby War Memorial Tower. 

    A walkway beside the elevator tower offers an alternative route descending 191 steps to the City Bridge.

    The elevator is open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm, Saturday to Sunday, 10.00am to 5.00pm, closed Christmas Day.


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