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Archives & Research Room

The Museum actively seeks donations of local historical material for the archives.
Please contact the Manager/Curator to make an appointment.

To be undertaken by the Archivists are welcome.

Research our Museum Archives which holds information on people, places, shipping and ship building, sporting events, businesses, and churches relating to Warkworth and the outlying districts. There are books and many photographs relating to the past as well as an extensive collection of family histories and social histories, school records, church and cemetery records.

The inventory of historical documents is being added to constantly now that it is recognised that the Museum is able to take care of these valuable items.

 

DONATIONS

The Museum actively seeks donations of historical material for the archives – many families in the district have lodged their family material for safe-keeping and preservation with the Museum.

See our Collections Policy

 

REQUEST FOR RESEARCH

Request for Research

Requests for research to be undertaken by Archivists are welcome. If you would like to some research done for you please send details of your request to warkworthmuseum@xtra.co.nz and we will respond with details of where we may be able to help along with our research costs.

We welcome postal, email or telephone enquiries

 

 

VISITING THE ARCHIVES

If you would like to visit the Archives to do research, please contact the Manager/Curator to make an appointment, so that one of our archivists can be available to help you. The times for visits are 10.30am – 2.30pm on Wednesdays. If Wednesday is not suitable, please make arrangements with the Manager/Curator for another more suitable time. There will be a charge for assisted research, please inquire with the Manager.

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SEARCHING FOR SOMEBODY OR SOMETHING?

Our Archives and Research room may hold the answers to your questions. These are among our most popular sources.

Biographical Card Index
Hundreds of references to early settlers and local identities.

Subject Cards
Hundreds of references to subjects and districts.

Schools
School histories. Indexed admission registers for Ahuroa No 1&2, Big Omaha, Dacres’s Claim, Dome Valley, Glorit, Huhue, Kaipara Flats, Komokoriki No 1&2, Kourawhero, Little Omaha,Mahurangi Heads East,

Mahurangi
Heads West, Matakana Lower, Matakana Upper, Mangakura, Mullet Point, Pakiri, Pohuehue, Tauhoa & Mangakura, Ti Point, Woodcocks, Warkworth.

Newspapers
We hold a collection of ‘The Auckland Weekly News’ dating from the 1890’s
Many folders of newspaper cuttings on local topics.

Industrial Histories
These include copper mining at Kawau Island, ship building, lime and cement industry, fruit growing, dairying and dairy factories,communications.

Church and Cemetery Records
Church histories and records of most local cemeteries.

Maori
A large folder of local Maori history.

Reference Library
Journals and Diaries. Hundreds of local publications including family and district histories.

Maps
Survey maps showing original lot numbers. Many district maps.