Wonderful images of the once familiar shops and businesses from times past that will fascinate the young and stimulate the memories of older generations.
Well worth a visit.
This exhibition follows on from our recent series of Heritage Walks along the business section of Great South Road, Papakura.
An accompanying booklet has also been produced and is available at the Museum for $5.00
Heritage Walks will be available again later in the year.
School Holiday Activity - End of Term 2
'SURVIVOR' - coming soon
A hands-on activity allowing the exploration of three very different theatres of war during World War One: Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine, and the Western Front.
The odds were heavily against our soldiers during WW1.
Find your battlefield, kit-out your soldier and go in to action.
Will you be a survivor?
No charge and no booking required.
AS WE SAW IT: Letters to and from the Front, WWI
Featuring a collection of postcards, letters, diaries, and official war correspondence written to and from New Zealand and the military camps, leave destinations, hospitals and battle fields of the First World War.
Letters from the front relay the experiences of local soldiers who left New Zealand's shores on what they thougfht would be a great adventure.
Letters from home tell the stories of the families and loved ones they left behind.
Photographs and personal memorabilia accompany the letters.
Postcard: Albert Brown Collection
AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSEUM:
The Museum has produced a set of four
quality postcards featuring scenes from Papakura's past.
$4.00 per set.
These can be purchased via our
Over the years several well researched and well written books covering the history of Papakura have been published.
Others have focused on churches, schools, sports clubs, and societies and been published in connection with centenaries or other milestones.
Please click here [link coming soon] for details on availability and our current specials.