18 Sep 2009

Whanganui River photo exhibition about to close

3:34 pm on 18 September 2009

An exhibition of photos of Maori life on the Whanganui River at the turn of the 20th century is about to close.

Waatea News reports Te Pihi Mata, (the Sacred Eye), has been on display in the Wanganui Regional Museum for more than a year.

Co-curator Che Wilson says the show is based around a collection of work by William Partington, which the iwi helped buy after stopping its sale at auction several years ago. He says it has proved a wise investment for the museum and the iwi.

Te Pihi Mata exhibition closes on Friday.