Kōrero: Collecting

Butterworth's Old Curiosity Shop

Butterworth's Old Curiosity Shop

James Butterworth of New Plymouth was a major collector and trader of Māori artefacts from 1867 until his death in 1903. He was the proprietor of the 'Old Curiosity Shop', which was both an outlet for his collecting and a source of items for other collectors. Butterworth obtained many items from the Maori settlement of Parihaka. Parts of his collection ended up in museums, including Te Papa Tongarewa, Canterbury Museum and Puke Ariki.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Dominion, 18 March 1908, p. 8

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Richard Wolfe, 'Collecting - Early collecting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37313/butterworths-old-curiosity-shop (accessed 25 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Richard Wolfe, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013