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The Collectors Cabinet: The Art of Canes

The Collectors Cabinet: The Art of Canes

When:

  • Wed 12 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 13 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 14 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 15 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 16 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 19 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 20 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 21 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 22 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 23 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 26 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 27 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 28 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 29 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 30 Jul, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 2 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 3 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 4 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 5 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 6 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 9 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 10 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 11 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 12 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 13 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 16 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 17 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 18 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 19 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 20 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 23 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 24 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 25 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 26 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 27 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 30 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 31 Aug, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 1 Sep, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 2 Sep, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 3 Sep, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 10 Sep, 10:30am – 4:30pm
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Where:

Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission adult: $10.00
  • Admission child: $0.00
  • Admission Heritage New Zealand Member: $0.00
  • Door Sales Only

Website:

Alberton

On display in the Collector's Cabinet at Alberton from 12 July to 10 September 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.

Initially essential accoutrements of masculine attire connected with weaponry (some sticks actually sheathed swords), staffs are sacred objects and signs of status in many cultures and religions. During prohibition ‘tippling canes’ contained compartments for vials of alcohol. In men’s fashion, the cane was made particularly popular in the early 20th century along with top hats and tails by the likes of Fred Astair.

To see more examples of Max's canes, crooks, sticks and staffs come along to a talk on Saturday 22 July at 2pm. This will be an informal chat followed by a Q&A and a spot of afternoon tea. Free with entry. No booking required.

If you have a significant stick of your own please bring it along to ‘show and tell’ its story!

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