Book, Tuturau Māori Centenary Reserve Visitors' Book; Tuturau Māori Centenary Re...


Book, Tuturau Māori Centenary Reserve Visitors' Book

About this object

Book; Tuturau Māori Centenary Reserve Visitors' Book. In 1937 a group of Mataura locals built a monument and whare at Tuturau to mark the centennial of Te Pūoho’s raid the decisive event of which occurred in Tuturau in December 1836. The centennial celebrations were delayed a year due to a polio outbreak.

The NZ History website tells the story of this Musket Wars raid. Over 3,000 people attended the opening of the monument, 450 people of whom signed this visitors' book. A feature article detailing the Centennial committee's work and the opening of the monument appears in the Mataura Ensign dated 6 December 1937.


Tuturau Māori Centenary Reserve Committee

Maker Role

Heritage Group

Date Made


Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper


h 265 mm x w 200 mm x d 25 mm

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Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

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