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Waimate Museum & Archives

Formerly the Waimate Courthouse (1879-1979), the Museum, which is set within a garden setting is part of a complex consisting of 12 separate buildings housing an extensive range of exhibits depicting the Waimate District. The Archive research facilities include local government records, local history books, newspapers, documents and photographs.

Collection Type
Historic Site, History, Maritime, Military, Natural History, Open Air, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address icon28 Shearman Street, Waimate, South Canterbury
Telephone number iconMuseum: 64 3 689-7832 Archives: 64 3 689-7842
Web address iconhttp://www.waimatemuseumandarchives.org.nz/
Email address iconwtemus@xtra.co.nz
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Visitor Information
Physical address icon28 Shearman Street, Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconMuseum: Tuesday-Friday 12-3pm, Archives: By appointment. Tuesday-Thursday 1:30-4pm
Charges iconBy Donation

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Archives Email Address: waimatearchives@xtra.co.nz


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Archives -View all (20)
Song Of Waimate; Scotney, Harold, Dash, George; 1929; 2011-001-028Bennington, Spencer Charles: School of Aeronautics Notes.; c1918; 2004-096-00001Cooling, George William Andrew: WWI Pay Book; 1918-1919; 1920-428-00001Acknowledgement cards; 1915; 1990-034-00909Letters to Santa, 1918; Gibson, Bella; 1918; 2003-097-001/1
Archaeology -View all (54)
toki (adze); unknown; New Zealand; 023-1900-321-0001Large opaque, dense pounamu (possibly kahurangi) toki (adze); Unknown; New Zealand; 040-1900-355-0001Piece of brown/black rock – oval in shape.  ; Unknown; New Zealand; 052-1920-913-0001Greywacke Māhē (sinker stone); Unknown; New Zealand; 094-1980-479-0001Greywacke Māhē (sinker stone); Unknown; New Zealand; 097-1998-078-0001
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Taiaha; Unknown; 098-2004-051-0001Wahine Statue; McDonald, James Ingram; 1906; 2010-030-0001Wooden Maori Walking Stick; Unknown; 088-1900-352-0001Taiaha; Unknown; 099-2011-013-0005Flax woven mat; 1880-1889; 1954-332-0003
Photography and Multimedia -View all (110)
McLaughan's Cycle Shop and the Woman in Red., Clarke, C.E   Waimate New Zealand, 1936, 011-2002-1026-00874First County Car, Unknown, 1929, 019-2002-1026-02727Māori Statues; Unknown; c1907-1910; 2002-1026-7312Waimate Railway Staff, Station and Locomotive, Unknown, c. 1922, 010-2002-1026-2127R.H White's paint and decorator shop, Clarke, W.J   Oamaru New Zealand, Unknown, 002-2002-1026-00262

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