Exhibitions and Events

 

MILITARY GALLERY - NOW OPEN

 

NEW EXHIBITION

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

 

SCHOOL PROGRAMME: Term 1 2015

'Fallen Soldiers' Project and Competition


Artwork now on display in the new Military Gallery
 

For schools throughout Papakura District.
A joint project with the Papakura WW100 Commemorations Committee

Focusing on the WWI fallen soldiers named on six local War Memorials:
Alfriston-Brookby; Ardmore; Clevedon; Drury-Runciman;
Manurewa; and Papakura-Karaka.


For more information please refer to Schools tab

 

 

NOW ON

 

'Thirteen Ships' - The Waikato Immigration Scheme 1864-1865

 

During the eight months from October 1864 to June 1865, around 4,000 immigrants arrived at Auckland having been tempted by the offer of free land. The majority settled in the wider Papakura and Franklin District.

ON NOW

Relating to the 150th Anniversary of the
Waikato Immigration Scheme
 

Cemetery Tours: March to June 2015


FINAL TOUR  -  Wednesday 24th June (weather permitting)


Papakura Cemetery with Michelle Smith.
Learn about the lives and deaths of some of the individuals that arrived in 1865 and settled on ten acre blocks in the area we now call Opaheke. The 'Viola' and the 'Resolute', both of which sailed from Scotland, are well represented on the 'Presbyterian hill', while passengers from other ships are scattered throughout the cemetery.
(Click here for dates and times)

 

AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSEUM:

POSTCARDS

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
reception desk.

 

 

Publications

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.


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VISIT US:
Pedestrian Access:
Accent Point Building
209 Great South Road

For your convenience use the two level 
Car Park on East Street. 

Lift to 3rd floor.

Opening Hours:
 Mon to Fri:  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
 (NB: We are no longer open late on Wednesdays.)
 Saturday:    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Other times by arrangment

Contact Us:
P O Box 72303
Papakura

09 2982003

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