A Popular Wee Building

Today we have a guest post from Kate Jordan, a historian currently working at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.  She wrote about this building while completing her post-graduate studies in Museum and Heritage Studies at the Victoria University of Wellington.  In downtown New Plymouth is a rather small, unassuming building. Its demolition has been raised…

A Women’s Space

For International Women’s Day, I’m sharing some of the research I completed about this building, the Barrett Street Nurses’ Home in New Plymouth.  It tells the story of a space planned, paid for and inhabited by women.  It is also a useful lesson for heritage professionals like me about  how the smallest and humblest details…