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A Day Out

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Had a great day out with Wendy, Maisie and her friend Alice today.  We saw a few things at Auckland Museum, checked out the view from the top of Maungawhau and had afternoon tea in Mount Eden before heading home.

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In the Aqua exhibition, Maisie tries fetching water as many kids her age have to do daily around the world.

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An exquisite 17th century Italian carving in the Mackelvie Collection.

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What all the trendy surfers were wearing in 1925.

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The Webb Ellis Trophy and an old mug.

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Successive RWC captains holding the trophy.

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Eden Park, the venue for this weekend’s semi-finals and next weekend’s final of the RWC 2011 – from Maungawhau.

The discovery of the afternoon was the Museum Library, tucked away on the second floor.  The library’s catalogue is available online contains all sorts, from the letters of aviatrix Jean Batten to a 1778 account of James Cook’s South Seas journeys.