Events and Exhibitions
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Enjoy the following events in the very special atmosphere provided by Alberton.
On display in the ballroom Collector's Cabinet at Alberton is a small section of antique walking sticks belonging to rabologist (the name for a collector of canes) Max Campbell. Revealing these sticks to be more than just mobility aids but beautifully crafted objects in their own right, the range of items also gives an insight into the various uses and social symbolism of the walking stick throughout history.
Bring along your treasures and share the stories behind them for an engaging and insightful afternoon at historic Alberton! Following the format of the popular British TV show, your antiques and vintage curios will be examined by experts Terry Stutcliffe and Greg Smith who are up for the challenge of identifying and appraising them.
Terry (pictured), a local historian, horologist, lawyer and former chair of Remuera Heritage has unique collections of old maritime and pharmacology items and is currently researching the social history of New Zealand watch and clock makers for a book. Greg, a collector and former dealer, has interests in small antiques such as personal accessories, jewellery and novelty silver and any curiosities pertaining to New Zealand history. He is a keen environmentalist with a particular regard for Auckland’s volcanic landscape.