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Unpicking 'Dressed'

Wednesday 29th June 2022

(One of the 70+ events being held during Tuku 22 Whakatū Heritage Months.)

An illustrated talk by Te Papa Senior Curator, fashion historian and 2022 Ockham NZ Book Award winning author, Claire Regnault on her most recent book 'Dressed: Fashionable dress in Aotearoa New Zealand 1840 to 1910'.

She will share stories about the personalities behind key collection items which feature in Dressed including Nelson’s own Georgina Monro and the indomitable Madame Bottenelli.

Preceding the talk will be a prizegiving for the Secret Lives Short Story competition run by Broadgreen Historic House, where writers were invited to create the backstories of two 1950s evening gowns from the Broadgreen collection

Meet Claire after the talk at a book signing.

Runs at Green and Orange. Facemasks required.

To view the full Tuku 22 programme, go to the It’s On home page and click on the Tuku22 logo.

Family Friendly


June 29




Nelson & suburbs


The Pastorius Waller Theatre, Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu
208 Bridge Street, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$13 Friends of the Suter; $18 general public

Tickets from The Suter Gallery ph. 548 4699.



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