Events · Places · Victorian

A Visit to Kate Sheppard House

Late last year, the Kate Sheppard House, the house where Kate Sheppard lived, and held meetings regarding the movement to win women the right to vote in New Zealand, was opened to the public. Naturally, of course, I was interested in visiting it, when I next had an opportunity to travel to Christchurch, though I… Continue reading A Visit to Kate Sheppard House

Places · Victorian

Capers on the Kapiti Coast. Part II

Last Sunday, after our steam train rides (read about those here) we drove down to Queen Elizabeth Park with plans to picnic and pay a visit to the Tramways Museum. But, even the best-laid plans can get interrupted in the most incredible way. As Liane, Hannah, Dina and I were about to discover. As we were… Continue reading Capers on the Kapiti Coast. Part II

Places · Victorian

The City of White Stone

No... I'm not writing about Gondor... this post is about Oamaru, that beautiful little city in Otago which annually feeds my historical costuming addiction. This beautiful city holds the Victorian Heritage Celebrations every year in November and I have been attending for nearly 10 years. Not only is it the biggest and best historical costuming… Continue reading The City of White Stone