Our hardworking Committee is pleased to announce two new displays – Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand. Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Women gaining the right to the vote in 1893. Down Memory Lane. Display of photographs of then and now. A series of local photographs taken some 100 years ago and retaken in the […]
We have put a link on the home page for you to find and join us on Facebook. The more people who get to see our on-line presence the better. On-line visitors often translate into visits in person and of course we are keen to see as many people as possible enjoy what we have […]
Today Kapiti Coast Museum was buzzing with the excitement of discovering new (but actually quite old) treasures as we hosted Amateur Radio operators from the Napier and Hastings Amateur Radio Clubs! Some of these folk had visited in the past but for many it was a new experience. For some it was a trip down […]
A short film: From Back Blocks To High Seas – the use of wireless telegraphy in the 1930s. We have an extensive collection of the type of technology used to provide services such as featured in this 1930s documentary about communication to and from New Zealand. See the link to this You Tube clip just added […]
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 email@example.com by the end of March.
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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.