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Mangawhai Museum

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River trade made the Mangawhai district important to the north, ­ significant cargo of kauri gum and logs left for Auckland from this estuary. Shipbuilding began in the 1830s and continued until the 1900s. Other industries of various kinds then developed to support gum diggers, loggers and later, farmers.

The river was a busy highway until the rail reached nearby Kaiwaka around 1913. This collection comprises artefacts gifted from the folk who lived locally during these times. Items from Maori settlement also feature.

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Contact Details
Postal address iconP.O.Box 91, Mangawhai , Northland 0540
Telephone number icon64- 09- 4314645
Web address iconhttp://www.mangawhai-museum.org.nz
Email address iconinfo@mangawhai-museum.org.nz
Staff iconManager : Emma Gray manager@mangawhai-museum.org.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address icon83 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconNew Museum is now opened 7 days a week. 10 am to 4 pm. Christmas Day and Boxing Day Closed. New Years Day and the 2nd January Closed.
Charges iconAdults: $12.00 Senior/Students: $6.00 Children (under 10 years): $3.00 Families ( 2 adults + up to 4 children): $20.00 Groups of +10: $6.00 per person School Groups (under 10 years ): $3.00 School Groups (over 10 years): $6.00 Adults $6.00

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