Story: Northland region

Waipū Art n Tartan Awards

Waipū Art n Tartan Awards

This photo is from the Waipū Museum Art n Tartan Wearable Art Awards in 2016. Waipū retains a strong connection with its early Scottish settlers and is known for its Tartan Week celebrations and the Waipū Highland Games. The Art n Tartan awards have been held annually since 2010, and they celebrate the 1782 repeal of the British Act of Proscription, which banned the wearing of 'Highland clothing' in Scotland.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Creative life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 September 2021)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015