18 May 2014

The Forerunners

From Standing Room Only, 1:48 pm on 18 May 2014

Group in costume
Group in costume for the Shakespearean Pageant of November 1912. Photograph by Leonard Charles Whitehead (b.1873, d.1960). Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, m2004/6/17.

A collective of writers, artists and philosophers formed a utopian community in Havelock North in the early 1900s, under the firm hand of English missionary Dr Robert Felkin. He even had a temple built under his house for worshippers. A new exhibition revisits the collective which was called the Forerunners. 

Gallery: The Forerunners