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Mataura Historical Society Incorporated

Our collection reflects Mataura's rich industrial and farming heritage. We are based in Clematis Cottage which is a small restored working family's home, built in the mid 1880s.

We have a strong set of local photographs dating back to the 1870s and a comprehensive local history archive. We are currently putting our collection on-line, to share it with a wider audience. We welcome enquiries and your information about Mataura's history. Copies of our photographs are available for purchase.

Collection Type
Historic Site

Contact Details
Postal address iconC/- The Secretary, Mrs Marie Wilkinson, 5 Hillcrest Avenue, MATAURA 9712
Web address iconhttp://www.nzmuseums.co.nz/account/4033
Email address iconmataura.historical@xtra.co.nz
Staff iconVolunteer museum.

Visitor Information
Physical address iconClematis Cottage, 68 Kana Street, MATAURA 9712, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconWe are currently closed while we redevelop our Museum but we are happy to take research enquiries.
Charges iconFree, donations welcome.

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Newspaper article, Mataura & Districts Historical Society; The Ensign (Gore and Districts); 01.10.1994; MT2012.14.9Advertising card, Mataura Collieries; Mataura Collieries; 1907-1923; MT2012.4.5Programme, Mataura Bridge official opening, 1939; Mataura Borough Council; 1939; MT2012.14.1Letter, Aubrey Ledden (England) to Stanley White (New Zealand); Ledden, Aubrey; 07.08.1947; MT2013.12.9Memorial Card, Forrest Brown; unknown maker; 1904; MT2012.61
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Plunket Book; Plunket Society; 1945; MT1997.148.7Dictionary; Collins, William, Sons & Co. Ltd; before 1903; MT1996.146.2Book, New Zealand School Journal Collection 1931-1933; 1930s; MT2012.129.1Bible [James & Mary Muir]; 1907; MT2012.34.2Book, New Zealand School Journal Collection 1936; 1936; MT2012.129.2
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Album, photograph (partial); unknown photographer; 1939-1940; MT2012.5.1Album, postcards [Leon Robinson]; unknown photographer; 1932-1933; MT2012.5.6Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill employees]; unknown photographer; 1930-1960; MT2011.185.36Album, postcards [Leon Robinson]; unknown photographer; 1932-1933; MT2012.5.4Album, photograph [Mataura Dairy Factory cheese-making]; McPhee, Lance (Mataura); 1931-1932; MT2012.5.2

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