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Hokianga Historical Society
Museum and Archives Centre - Holdings and Information
Updated: 15 March 2019
Website Owner: Dr. Kenneth M. Baker
Contact & Opening Hours:
Tel: 09 405 8498
Open: Monday , Wednesday, Friday,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m

(Acting) Museum Curator:
Raeone Dellaca

How to reach the Museum & Archives

The Museum and
Archives Centre is
located at 14
Waianga Place,
just off State
Highway 12.  When
coming from
Dargaville or the
Giant Kauri "Tane
Mahuta" and
travelling from
Omapere towards
Opononi, look for
the sign on the
right-hand side of
the road - see
picture (right).
Archives Holdings & Information

Who When Where? Pre 1900 & after (2
Rawene Marriage Register
Research Resources: North Network
‘Northern Luminary’ Surnames Index,

Methodist Mission in Hokianga
Mangungu Mission Cemetery
Methodist Mission Letters
Pakanae ‘Nuhaka’ Mission
Early Catholic Mission in Hokianga
Purakau Catholic Mission Site
Anglican Church Missionary Society

John Jolliffe Journal 1851, HMS Pandora
Jolliffe & Jones’ Survey of the River 1851
George Hawke: Life on the Hokianga
John Murray: Journal extracts 1841
John Webster’s Letter Books (3) 1860 - 2
Charles Irvine 1903-4
Florence Hawkins: Letters
Bertha Simpkin’s Autograph Album
May Revell, nee Page: Nana’s Memories
Nancy Hardy: Story of my early life
Mabel Christine Andrewes: Memories.   

Shipwrecks in and around Hokianga
Wreck of the India
Hokianga’s Signal Station
Signal Station Visitors’ Book
Flight of Bluebill: Boeing Float Plane
Archaeological Sites: Local Records        
Some notes on Sand in Hokianga
Archaeological Report: North Head

Roving Reporters
Tai Tokerau Records
News from our Past (news clippings)
Waipoua: Building the Road (1926-8)
Laments of a Road Worker (Goff Rawiri)
Hokianga Native Schools 1870-1900
(Duffy thesis)
Native Schools around Hokianga (AJHR
Ngapuhi Sustainable Development in
Tai Tokerau
Old Land Claims Inventory
Hokianga Land Claims 1875
Pts 1,2 & 3.
Maori Events in Hokianga 1864-1895
Kahukura: Panguru to Mitimiti
Te Ao Hou:  Hokianga extracts
Auckland Province and Hokianga, 1850s.
Maori Battalion, WW 1.
Maori Tribal Guns in the early 19th
Century (thesis)
Bibliography of Hokianga Historical
Sources (Craig Turney comp)
Local historian and resident Owen Whaley in the Archive Research Area
Corner of the Museum housing the old signal station
light from the Hokianga Heads
The Hokianga Historical Society Museum
and Archive Centre is located at Waianga
Place, Omapere, South Hokianga.  

The centre has an extensive collection of
historical artefacts and documents reflecting
the colourful history of the area.  The
archives contain a large collection of original
and copied historical material relating to
local people and families and their
genealogy, school records, early
missionaries, shipping.  There is also a large
collection of maps dating from earliest times.
The Rev. Daniel Ambler blessing the interior at the official opening of of the Centre
Hokianga History and Memorabilia