From 1973 the Hamilton Motor Cycle Club ran a series of fund-raising road races in Hamilton. The funds raised by the ‘Founders Theatre Road Races’ eventually contributed to the purchase of 109 items at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato. Works purchased with these funds were shrewd acquisitions, helping the Museum’s collection grow considerably in prestige and volume.
We have a selection of women's footwear styles, stepping back in time to Roman sandals, moving to High Street fashion, to dancing on the disco floor, to sensible walking brogues for exercise in the fresh air.
The late Margot Philips is one of the Waikato’s best-known artists. She lived in Hamilton for more than fifty years, painting and drawing the environment around her. With little formal training, her images express her singular vision of the landscape. For many people, Philips is the artist who best expresses the character of the Waikato landscape, with its rich, leafy green tones and the rolling rhythmic waves of its hills and valleys