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.
updated - 9 August 2016
Contact:
Hokianga Historical Society
Rawene on the south shore of the Hokianga River - photo Ken Baker
Site Links:
Contact the Hokianga Historical
Society:

Alexa and Owen Whaley
Tel: + 64.9.405 8641 or
e-mail:
hhs@ourhokianga.com
14 Waianga Place, Omapere
Omapere
South Hokianga
New Zealand

Website designed, installed and maintained by :
Ken Baker, Brussels, Belgium
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  • Mailing address:
           P.O. Box 26
           0445 Opononi

    Link to: Where to find us brochure
The Museum and
Archives Centre is
open at Omapere
for visitors and for research

Previous Exhibitions:

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"
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Tel: 09 405 8498
Open: Monday to Saturday,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed: Sunday

Museum Curator:
Donna Washbrook

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
Historical Material & Documents

Hokianga Historical Society

World War One Commemoration

Family History, Census and Directory Information -
Early Residents of the Hokianga District
News & Events
DON'T FORGET the AGM!!!!
Sunday, 28th August 2016, 2.00p.m.
Omapere Church Centre, SH12, Omapere

Sunday Afternoons in the Museum
(all at 2 p.m.)
21 AUGUST 2016 - Projection of the film
Tumanako/Hope
produced and shown by
Judy Reiken
18 SEPTEMBER 2016 - Robin Hoare on
"
The Thing by the Side of the Road at
Kohukohu
"

Saturday 19th NOVEMBER 2016 -
Christmas Luncheon - speaker Colin
Quincey

HHS Wins special Award for World
War One Commemoration Project
for details see link

Northland Heritage presents
Certificate of Appreciation to Alexa
and Owen Whaley for “the collection,
curation and archiving of the history
of the Hokianga"

Current Exhibitions at the Museum

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
Libraries)

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
Omapere
Hokianga Historical Society Newsletters
All the Society Newsletters are permanently available on-line.