The Drink of Champions

This poster shows 1960’s All Black legend Don “the boot” Clarke – known for his phenomenal goal kicking ability.  A world-famous…

We need YOUR Gummies!

Have you got a pair of gumboots that comes with a good story of where they’ve been or who wore…

Education Programmes for 2018

1.  TANGATA WHENUA – LOCAL PEOPLE (All year: All year levels) This popular lesson uses the museum collection to study…

Who do you think you are? 

Do you recognise anyone here?  Can you tell us these people are from this Hawera Primary School photo taken probably…

Bread! The Way it Used to Be!

FROM THE ARCHIVE:  This image shows Spencer Robert Ellis & Stuart [M. Gaughey] from Excelsior Bakery Pastrycooks & Confectioners, Patea,…

Opening the Patea Museum, 1974

The Patea Historical Society was established on 31 October 1967. Its inaugural president was Mr G. Livingston Baker, QSM. In…