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Fifty/Fifty book


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A Book made in Wairarapa to mark 50 Years of Aratoi

Aratoi launched '50 / Fifty: 50 years of Aratoi'on its 50th birthday, Friday, 11 October 2019.

Proudly designed, produced and printed in Wairarapa, this fully illustrated book will be a keepsake for every Wairarapa family and those interested in the art and history of the museum.

The book features taonga in the Aratoi collection, with beautiful photographs and captivating stories of Wairarapa and beyond – a pair of huia (with the last reported sighting in the local Tararuas), tiki of bone, pounamu and also of celluloid and paua, a mahjong set made with scrap wood and plastic from toothbrushes – among other materials – by Japanese prisoners of war in Featherston, Poem by Colin McCahon, wood engraving by E. Mervyn Taylor whose murals are a part of Masterton’s heritage, 17th century ceramics from Turkey, and a range of fine work by Wairarapa, national and international artists, colonial, modern and contemporary.