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Old-fashioned classroom, Otago Settlers Museum, 2011

Old-fashioned classroom, Otago Settlers Museum, 2011

Museum educators at Otago Settlers Museum (which changed its name to Toitū Otago Settlers Museum in 2012), Dunedin, give pupils from Blackmount School, Southland, a taste of the 19th-century school classroom. From the 1940s onwards New Zealand's museums began to focus much more on the nation's colonial history. The Otago Settlers Museum was well ahead of this trend, having focused on colonial history since the museum's founding in 1908.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 1 June 2011, p. 4
Photograph by Jane Dawber

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Conal McCarthy, 'Museums - Museums expand and diversify, 1945 to 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43880/old-fashioned-classroom-otago-settlers-museum-2011 (accessed 16 December 2019)

Story by Conal McCarthy, published 22 Oct 2014