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Held within the oldest museum in the Waikato region is a collection of 18,000+ items that spans centuries; with taonga Māori and social history artefacts at its heart. The collection contains extensive material relating to the New Zealand land wars and colonial settlement in Waipā as well as the district’s unique documentary heritage, including historic photographs, maps, whakapapa and family histories.


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