Central Hotel fire, 1976


This is a memorial shield of the Central Hotel fire in Pātea on 14 December 1976, and was donated to the Museum by the Pātea Borough Council in 2003. The two pieces of metal mounted on the shield were from the hotel’s structure. If you know more information about this object that would be useful for our catalogue, contact the museum on 0800 111 323 or museum@stdc.govt.nz, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection  2003.075.1.

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