|Hokianga History and Memorabilia
|A collection of historical, personal and other material related to life on
the Hokianga, New Zealand, where some of the earliest European
|Rawene on the south shore of the Hokianga River - photo Ken Baker
|Contact the Hokianga Historical
Alexa and Owen Whaley
Tel: + 64.9.405 8641 or
14 Waianga Place, Omapere
Website designed, installed and maintained by :
Ken Baker, Brussels, Belgium
|PLEASE SUPPORT US
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.
|The Museum and
Archives Centre is
open at Omapere
for visitors and for research
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 to Saturday,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How to reach us: State Highway 12 at
14 Waianga Place, Omapere, South Hokianga
(look for the sign)
Link to: Where to find us brochure
|News & Events
HHS Wins special Award for World
War One Commemoration Project
for details see link
The HHS AGM
Held Saturday, 15th August 2015 at
the Omapere Church Centre, SH 12 Omapere.
Read the outcome in the Newsletter
Current Exhibitions at the Museum
The Story & Wreck of the Ventnor - the discovery
and research of the ship S.S Ventnor carrying the
remains of 500Chinese back to China in 1902 (see
further details here).
The 1st two boats to come on shore at Omapere from the sunken Ventnor -
welcomed by Charles Bryers (right) whose house was located on the beach
(photo courtesy Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries)
Commemoration of WWI and the part played by
the people and soldiers of the Hokianga Region 100
years ago - Original documents, posters, photographs
and newspapers of the day from around the world (see
our special WW1 pages). New Publication available.
The WW1 Exhibition at the museum - photo coutesy Owen Whaley
Hokianga Historical Society
All our Society Newsletters are permanently available on-line.
Opo the Dolphin Statue
Visit the original historic statue of Opo the Dolphin
now in the Hokianga Museum at Omapere