The current sorting of archives at the museum is turning up some interesting items. One is a letter from January 1886 written in Maori by Wereta Pineaha. We have had it translated and it says: Motuiti January 26 1886 I, Wereta Pineaha agree to give this horse for the iwi. Raha is not the person […]
I don’t imagine too many of our readers know where this was! The Bechuanaland Protectorate was established on 31 March 1885, by the United Kingdom in Southern Africa. It became the Republic of Botswana on 30 September 1966. The museum radio collection includes a Marconi CR100 radio receiver which was purchased and used in Botswana for many years before it was bought […]
One of the more fascinating items in the museum is The Needle Telegraph. You may well ask what is the connection between this and the cellphone? The growth of the railways from 1825 onwards brought with it a need for a new form of communications that could work over large distances and in any weather. […]
You can now search our database and our Blog entries using a customised Google site search. Select this feature from the drop down “Collections” menu located at the top of the page. Please note that recently added exhibits, database amendments and new Blog entries may take up to 5 days before they are indexed and […]
As a result of the 2009 ‘Open Day’ a book is being planned in conjunction with the Kapiti Coast Museum. It will cover Reikorangi for the period 1850 – 1965. If you are interested in contributing a chapter about your family please contact Chrissy Clifton 027 2526384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of March.
This is the page where we will provide updates on what is happening at the museum. It is interactive, so you can post questions or comments. Individual posts can also be easily shared with your social network.
All financial members should by now have received their latest newsletter. As usual it contains a number of interesting items and progress reports so please let us know if you missed out.
We love nothing better than to change things around and provide new displays for our repeat visitors. One of our up-and-coming ideas requires an old fashioned cash register. Do you have one? Or know where we can get one? Please contact us if you can help. And yes the rumours are true – we plan […]
Our small group of volunteers is busy working behind the scenes to electronically catalogue every item in the museum. A feature of this website is that it will enable you to access images and details of many of our museum exhibits. The exhibits are sorted into collections within the database, and an image of each […]
We think its time we had a new look and so we are developing this new website. We hope you find it informative and easy to navigate! Please feel free to send us comments. Use this form – [contact_form]