Researching history can be an adventure!

This exhibition highlighted the journey of some of our most significant taonga Māori, objects, and archives, accessioned into the Museum collection. Each of the frames highlights an amazing part of their story and timeline of events, surrounding that journey.

Just like this tree of collection taonga objects, we all have a whakapapa genealogy that traces specific times and people that lead to our unique story. For this month we’re highlighting the use of in our Museum as a free research tool, and space available to anyone that books at our reception.

We have some starting points on hand for researching your personal whakapapa genealogy or go online to contact The New Zealand Society of Genealogists,

Due to Covid restrictions visitors were not able to enjoy this exhibition. So, here is an overview of the exhibit and information on the objects that were featured within it.