Hokianga History and Memorabilia
A personal 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
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The Hokianga Historical Society and Museum
is a valuable source of information and
records about the history of the Hokianga

The Acting Museum Curator (Raeona Dellaca) can be reached
Tel: + 64.9.405 8641 or
14 Waianga Place, Omapere
South Hokianga
New Zealand

Website designed, installed and maintained by :
Ken Baker, Brussels, Belgium

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.

  • Mailing address:
           P.O. Box 26
           0445 Opononi

 Link to: Where to find the HHS brochure
Historical Material, Documents & Publications

Hokianga Historical Society

World War One Commemoration

Family History, Census and Directory Information -
Early Residents of the Hokianga District
News & Events from the Hokianga
Historical Society (HHS)

The Annual Lunch took place on the 21st November
2020.  The large audience listened to speaker Barry Jones,
author of  'Opononi Memories 1938 –1951' and 'The
Drewet Girls and their Families'

HHS Lunch at the Opononi Hotel, November 2020
The 28th Maori Battalion

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
2015 to Present                            pre-2015
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"

Tel: 09 405 8498
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday &
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed: Thursday & Sunday

How to find the HHS

Museum Curator (acting):
Raeone Dellaca

How to reach the HHS: State Highway 12 at
14 Waianga Place, Omapere, South Hokianga
(look for the sign)

Link to: Where to find the HHS  brochure
Updated: 1 February 2021
Website Owner: Dr. Kenneth M. Baker