5/11/2018

Rangawahia Hall

On a backroad somewhere in the Manawatu area we found the Rangawahia Hall which is
about all that is left from a town that is no more. 
Laying along the edge of the building and dotted around the side were these tiles, obviously made by children, that tell some of the stories of the town's past.
Among hundreds of results about the hiking trails in the area, this article is all that I could find about them.

































13 comments:

Angie said...

This is fascinating - I could spend hours studying these and theorizing about the lives of the people who made them. It does make me a little sad that installations like these lose their history if no one makes a point of recording the context!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

Wandering Wren said...

What a wonderfully creative school project and a great legacy for the whole pace to enjoy. It must have taken a huge amount of work. Love the riding to school on the pony!
Wren x

Nora said...

This is so sweet! I loved seeing the childrens art work, it looks well preserved. I think the local people will enjoy coming and looking at it.

Teresa said...

Muy interesante y bonitos. Besitos.

Pat Tillett said...

History, one tile at a time! Those were very interesting to look at. Great post!

stardust said...

I enjoyed looking at each tile artwork made by such creative children.

kwarkito said...

I like these naive azuléjos. It's a great idea to have given children the possibility to express their feelings and poetry in that way

aspiritofsimplicity said...

That is very cool. What a great idea.

Stewart M said...

I love these tiles - especially the black and white cow!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Leanne said...

I had to pop over to say Hi seeing you'd visited me a couple of times Betty. From there I had to read your About page and some of your earlier posts - I got quite absorbed in your story and your ready made family. Lovely to meet you properly!

Leanne } www.crestingthehill.com.au

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Children always make everything WARM, friendly and filled with love!...:)JP

Aritha said...

O, that is touching to see.

Joyful said...

What beautiful tiles made by the children! I'm wondering if they were made to commemorate the town once they knew it would exist no more?