|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
|PLEASE SUPPORT US
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.
|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
|News & Events
Outcome of the AGM
Sunday Afternoons in the Museum
(all at 2 p.m.)
Sunday 18 SEPTEMBER 2016 - Robin
Hoare on "The Thing by the Side of the
Road at Kohukohu"
Saturday 19th NOVEMBER 2016 -
Annual Luncheon - speaker Colin Quincey
12 noon for 12.30, Opononi Hotel, $25 pp.
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
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.