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Te Ahu Heritage Museum

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The Te Ahu Heritage Museum in Kaitaia holds a remarkable collection. Its purpose is to illuminate the stories and histories of the very Far North district [Te Hiku o te Ika] of New Zealand. Treasures among the pre-European Maori collection include greenstone, early carvings and the 500 year old skeletal remains of the extinct kuri [ Polynesian dog]. Other major themes are gum digging and the Dalmatians, kauri gum and timber, early shipwrecks, missionary pioneers. The Museum has a large archives collection – documents, journals, newspapers, maps and photographs from the extensive Northwood Collection. It is the proud home of the first European item left in New Zealand, the mighty de Surville anchor.

Collection Type
History, Maritime, Military, Natural History, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconCnr South Rd. & Matthews Ave Kaitaia, 0410
Telephone number icon64-9-4089457
Web address iconhttp://www.teahuheritage.co.nz
Email address iconcurator@teahu.org.nz
Staff iconKaaren Mitcalfe - Manager / Curator Lynda Hammond - Archivist

Visitor Information
Physical address iconCnr South Rd. & Matthew Ave, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconEvery day 9am - 4pm
Charges iconCommunity: Gold coin donation Non-local visitors - Adults: $7 Children: $3

Wheelchair accessCafeReference LibraryParkingShopFunction SpaceGuided TourPublic ProgrammesToilets
Archives open 9.30am to 3.30pm Thursday and Friday. Bookings preferred. E: Archivist@teahu.org.nz.