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Mataura Museum

Our collection reflects Mataura's rich social and industrial heritage. We are based in a 1880s Cottage which we have restored as the town's Museum. Interactive technology helps bring our Town's stories to life and our Cottage gardens will add a sense of colour and fun to your visit.

We have a strong set of local photographs dating back to the 1870s and a comprehensive local history archive. We have put our collection on-line, so as 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 icon68 Kana Street, MATAURA, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconFridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Charges iconFree, donations welcome.

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Prisoner of War Identity Record [Flight Sergeant, W.H. Russell]; unknown maker; 20.09.1941; MT2014.14.12 Information Sheet, War Service Awards ; New Zealand Government; 1946-1955; MT2014.12.6Newspaper 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; MT2012.14.1
Library -View all (52)
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
Photography and Multimedia -View all (2003)
Album, photograph (partial); unknown photographer; 1939-1940; MT2012.5.1Photograph [Toke Mere Reko]; unknown photographer; 1870-1880; MT2013.23.1 Photograph [Flight Sergeant, W.H. Russell]; unknown photographer; 1939-1944; MT2014.14.10Photograph [Mataura Paper Mill employees]; unknown photographer; 1920-1940; MT2011.185.36Album, postcards [Leon Robinson]; unknown photographer; 1932-1933; MT2012.5.6

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