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HISTORY
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Dig into the past...and discover what created your future. Engage in educational experiences and uncover the cultural and social heritage of Mid Canterbury and Aotearoa.

What's On

Explore our exhibitions and activity programmes.

Arlene Baird talk | Ng King Bros. Chinese Market Garden Settlement

To celebrate our exhibition A New Era: Ng King Bros. Chinese Market Garden Settlement, join us for a talk with Arlene Baird, a heritage consultant based in Mid…

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Janet Abbott talk | Christchurch Capital of Culture 1900-1950

Join us for a talk with Janet Abbott on March 06 at 6pm! Was Ōtautahi Christchurch the centre of culture in Aotearoa in the first half of the…

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A New Era: Ng King Bros. Chinese Market Garden Settlement

Sixteen years ago the descendants of the men who founded the Ng King Bros. Chinese Market Garden expressed their desire to share their land and the legacy of…

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Sharing Histories | Gifts of 2023

Explore some of the treasured objects, archives, and photographs that were generously donated to and acquired by the Ashburton Museum and Historical Society in 2023. This annual exhibition…

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Kōwhai Mums

Kōwhai Mums is a fortnightly art group for ethnic and migrant mums/carers, as well as newcomers to Hakatere Ashburton, with children aged 0-5 years. Sessions provide a safe…

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Art Addicts

Art Addicts (AA) is the Gallery’s weekly art space for kids during the school term. Wrap up your Wednesday school day and head to the AAGM to get…

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In Colour

In Colour is a great way to unwind and relax with like-minded people. Bring along your art and craft projects to share with others over morning tea once a…

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