Whanganui Heritage

Architecture from many eras is a major feature of Whanganui. Victorian and Edwardian treasures co-exist with fine examples of mid-twentieth century modern architecture. Marae, homesteads, memorials and civic buildings provide a strong sense of place and identity and the concentration of significant heritage buildings found here is rare in New Zealand.
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Whanganui is New Zealand’s most distinctive place to visit with a rich cultural heritage spanning Māori & early European settler history.  via @visitwhanganui

Whanganui is New Zealand’s most distinctive place to visit with a rich cultural heritage spanning Māori & early European settler history. via @visitwhanganui

The Bastia Hill Water Tower in Whanganui, New Zealand. Built in 1927, the arched aqueducts and towers of the water supply reflect the water networks of ancient Rome. via @visitwhanganui

The Bastia Hill Water Tower in Whanganui, New Zealand. Built in 1927, the arched aqueducts and towers of the water supply reflect the water networks of ancient Rome. via @visitwhanganui

Railcar Tokomaru, Whanganui 2016

Railcar Tokomaru, Whanganui 2016

When you #visitwhanganui folks, make sure you take the scenic route down the Whanganui River Road, just been named as one of the top 10 Best Drives in the North Island, New Zealand, by AA Traveller... "As the only scenic driving route alongside a river in New Zealand, Whanganui River Road is a truly unique experience. Built in the 1930s, the 79km road is rich in both cultural and natural heritage." Orginal article here: http://bit.ly/2b7qFJ0

When you #visitwhanganui folks, make sure you take the scenic route down the Whanganui River Road, just been named as one of the top 10 Best Drives in the North Island, New Zealand, by AA Traveller... "As the only scenic driving route alongside a river in New Zealand, Whanganui River Road is a truly unique experience. Built in the 1930s, the 79km road is rich in both cultural and natural heritage." Orginal article here: http://bit.ly/2b7qFJ0

Way back in the day before computers and Photoshop, photographers developed techniques to duplicate images using special plate-holders and rotating partial lens caps to expose half of a negative at a time. This photograph of a double image of the Whanganui Public Museum Director, Samuel Drew, was taken using such trick photography, which was very popular in the late 19th century. After the first exposure, the subject of the photograph would quickly move into a different position... crafty!

Way back in the day before computers and Photoshop, photographers developed techniques to duplicate images using special plate-holders and rotating partial lens caps to expose half of a negative at a time. This photograph of a double image of the Whanganui Public Museum Director, Samuel Drew, was taken using such trick photography, which was very popular in the late 19th century. After the first exposure, the subject of the photograph would quickly move into a different position... crafty!

With the 11% of all heritage buildings in New Zealand, it's hard to turn your eyeball anywhere in downtown Whanganui without the past looking back at you :) #visitwhanganui to share your pics!

With the 11% of all heritage buildings in New Zealand, it's hard to turn your eyeball anywhere in downtown Whanganui without the past looking back at you :) #visitwhanganui to share your pics!

Things To Do In Whanganui, New Zealand. The historic  Watt Fountain, 1881. Read more: www.visitwhanganui.nz/things-to-do-in-whanganui. via @visitwhanganui

Things To Do In Whanganui, New Zealand. The historic Watt Fountain, 1881. Read more: www.visitwhanganui.nz/things-to-do-in-whanganui. via @visitwhanganui

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