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Watt Street
PO Box 352
Whanganui 4540
New Zealand


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Telephone: 06 349 1110
Fax: 06 347 6512

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Opening Hours
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Open every day except Christmas Day
and Good Friday


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Dating from the 1920s, taken from Cooks Gardens looking towards Queens Park in Whanganui, the feature of this photograph is the Sarjeant Art Gallery. The Sarjeant was built with the bequest of Henry Sarjeant. When he died in 1912, he left property in Whanganui valued at 30,000 pounds ($4,697,800 in today's money) in a trust for the purposes of building and maintaining an art gallery in his memory. The Sarjeant was opened in September 1919 by the Prime Minister the Right Honourable William Massy.