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It was decided by the Government iri November last that until the question' is settled as to whether Wellington is to have its long-sought new museum, many of the valuable Xlaori and other ethnological collections, as well as war pictures', should' be- temporarily housed in fireproof rooms in the Dominion Farmers' Institute Building at the corner of Featherston and Ballance streets. This morning a "Post" reporter ascertained from the Minister of Internal Affairs (the Hon. K. F. Bollard] that the work of adapting the accommodation secured ior the museum was proceeding very satisfactorily. ; "W« are moving the large Maori relics into their new home forthwith," remarked Mr. Bollard, and_ the Public Works Department has well in hand the preparation of the cases for the display- of other interesting eihibits which, owing to the poor accommodation at the present building, have not all been shown to^ the public. The Department of Internal Aftahs is giving close attention to the fitting-out of the *umpor? ry nius6um> and I am hopeful that when the work has been completed we shall have many visitors, who will, ot course, be admitted in sthe same way as they are at the present building." Asked-whether any further action had been taken by / the Government towards providing a new and up-to-date museum, the Minister said he proposed bringing the whole matter before the Cabinet when a suitable opportunity occurred, iir <,?. aWrally admit," he added, "that Wellington,should have a museum in keeping with the city, but it is all a question of; finance, and you know the difficulties in that direction, which have faced this country as with other countries, but everything is brightening now —very",

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TEMPORARY MUSEUM, Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 7, 9 January 1924

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TEMPORARY MUSEUM Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 7, 9 January 1924

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