|Hokianga History and Memorabilia
A collection of historical, personal and other material related to life on the Hokianga, New Zealand,
where some of the earliest European settlement occurred.
|Rawene on the south shore of the Hokianga River - photo Ken Baker
|Contact the Hokianga Historical
Alexa and Owen Whaley
Tel: + 64.9.405 8641 or
14 Waianga Place, Omapere
Website designed, installed and maintained by :
Ken Baker, Brussels, Belgium
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Join the Society!! The Hokianga Historical Society
is looking for your support, especially financial, to
be able to complete and augment its new premises
for it's collections and museum.
|News & Events
At 2.00 p.m., Sunday 13th January
2019 at the Museum, Waianga
Place, Omapere - Talk by Ken
Baker about his new book “The Obscure Heroes
of Liberty” describing the courage of ordinary
Belgian citizens in German occupied territory
who helped New Zealand and Allied soldiers in
WW1. Who they were and what they did. To be
followed by afternoon tea. Copies of the book
will be available for purchase.
See more information HERE
The talk is part of New Zealand's
Commemorations of the Centennial of the
First World War 1 Armistice.
The Story & Wreck of the Ventnor - the
discovery and research of the ship S.S Ventnor
carrying the remains of 500Chinese back to
China in 1902 (see further details here).
The 1st two boats to come on shore at Omapere from the sunken
Ventnor - welcomed by Charles Bryers (right) whose house was
located on the beach
(photo courtesy Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland
Commemoration of WWI and the part played
by the people and soldiers of the Hokianga
Region 100 years ago - Original documents,
posters, photographs and newspapers of the
day from around the world (see our special
WW1 pages). New Publication available.
The WW1 Exhibition at the museum - photo coutesy Owen Whaley
Opo the Dolphin Statue
Visit the original historic statue of Opo the
Dolphin now in the Hokianga Museum at
|Hokianga Historical Society Newsletters
All the Society Newsletters are permanently available on-line.
|The Museum and
Archives Centre is
open at Omapere
for visitors and for research
September 2013 "Then and Now" - a look at early
photographs alongside current views
May 2013: "Carrying the News" - How Hokianga
heard and hears what's happening
Summer 2012/2013 "Soaring over the Hokianga"
Tel: 09 405 8498
Open: Monday to Saturday,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How to reach us: State Highway 12 at
14 Waianga Place, Omapere, South Hokianga
(look for the sign)
Link to: Where to find us brochure