Home Front Heroines

Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum 329 West Street, Ashburton, New Zealand

Until recently, the unsung heroes of Aotearoa New Zealand’s WWII home front efforts went largely unrecognised. ‘Land girls’ of the Women’s Land Service, an organisation formed under the Women’s War Service Auxiliary in 1942, played a vital role in the country’s agricultural and food production industries while large numbers of men served in the armed…

Caught in the Moment: Guardian photographs of 1974

Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum 329 West Street, Ashburton, New Zealand

Which moments in time did the Ashburton Guardian photographers capture around Hakatere Ashburton throughout 1974? A selection of photographs from our large collection of negatives will take visitors on a journey across various aspects of life in our district 50 years ago. Although some of these images were published in the daily paper, most weren't and won't have been seen before. Many of the photographs…