Check out a Virtual Tour of a past exhibition! 

Using a high-definition fish-eye camera lens and special software, this exhibition Murder at Maungatapu has been captured in 360° photography. The physical exhibition has closed but you can still experience the exhibition as a full 360° Virtual Tour created by Nelson company, Relive360.

The sensational 1866 murders on the Maungatapu track, south-east of Nelson, gripped the nation. Five men were held up and brutally killed. The four criminals, known as ‘The Burgess Gang’ quickly drew attention to themselves back in Nelson for their lavish spending. They were arrested and held at Nelson Gaol. One of the gang turned against the others, escaping the final verdict of death by hanging that befell the other three.

Using a range of traditional and digital techniques, Nelson Provincial Museum’s exhibition Murder at Maungatapu examines the convoluted events that lead up to and followed the murders.

(This exhibition was on display June 2016 – March 2017.)

Click on the Hot Spots below to explore this exhibition.

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