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Dannevirke, a thriving town in the Tararua District, was originally the centre of a large sawmilling district in the Forty Mile Bush and is situated on the Napier-Wellington Railway, approximately one hundred and twenty kilometers south from Napier. It was originally in the county of Waipawa. About the year 1870 a movement was made by the Government of New Zealand to induce immigration from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Special land was set apart for such settlers, and, on the 16th September 1872, the first immigrants arrived at Napier, in the ships “Hovding” and “Ballarat”. There were twenty-one families who came on to Dannevirke – fourteen Danish and seven Norwegian and Swedish. The town was named after the old fortification at Schleswig, which the Danes lost to Germany in 1864. Sections of forty acres, at one pound per acre, had been surveyed and for two years these settlers endured many hardships and privations. For a time the Government provided work at road making at about five shillings a day, and the first piece of road so made, extended south from the Tapuata Stream toward the Tahoraiti clearing and then north toward Piripiri and Matamau. Subsequently the settlers were employed at splitting railway sleepers for the Government at one shilling and three pence per sleeper, less three pence royalty. During this time rows of sleepers, two miles long and from ten to twelve feet high, were to be seen on the roadside, from which fact the settlement came to known as “Sleepertown”. About the year 1886, the first sawmills were established in the district and houses of pit-sawn timber began to replace the settler’s original log and slab huts. Today, the Dannevirke Gallery of History is situated in the historically significant “Old Court House”. It houses archives of the Dannevirke town and district, including old photographs, equipment and many more artifacts. We hold maps, plans, photographs, diaries, letters, manuscripts, records, audio tapes, family histories, church archives, business archives, biographies, archaeology records, newspapers, fine arts, artifacts, archives and natural history specimens. We offer services to genealogists, amateur historians, academics, teachers, school students, commercial ventures, planners, resource managers and the curious.
Te Whare Akoranga o Te Pane o Mataoho' - Mangere Mountain Education Trust Mangere Mountain Education Centre takes groups for an LEOTC experience on one of the best preserved volcanic cones in Auckland, Mangere Mountain. The Centre's programmes include Guided walks on the mountain and/or Practical Workshops that include Maori garden toolmaking, the use of Maori medicinal plants, and traditional Maori gardening practices. The centre’s programmes are bicultural and have links to social science, science, technology and the arts curricula. The mountain provides a window into the mysteries of our past, having been occupied by tangata whenua for centuries. Many of the archaeological remains, such as kumara pits, terraces and garden mounds are more than 500 years old and give an insight into reading our landscape. Students are given opportunities to explore these remains, the unique geology of this volcano and hear the stories of the past. From the summit, sprawling views of a modern Tamaki Makaurau inspire images of voyaging waka and prolific gardens allowing concepts to take on a new meaning such as; mana, whakapapa, kaitiakitanga, manaakitanga, and taonga. Visitors leave with a greater appreciation of the changing way people interact with their environment and each other, and having taken a glimpse beyond the mountain’s surface, have gained a deeper sense of place.
The Thames School of Mines, sited on the urupa (resting place) of Aparangi, has great spiritual, cultural and archaeological significance as a location of an urupa (burial ground). It is particularly important to Ngati Maru Paraone and Te Huiraukura, who gifted this tapu land to the Wesleyans for religious purposes only. In 1869 a church and Sunday School were built. Despite successful Ngati Maru opposition to a primary school on this site, there was a shift from religious instruction when the School of Mines opened in 1886. This was one of about 30 such schools set up to stimulate economic growth in New Zealand. Other buildings were added, as needed, up and into the 20th century. Prominent among these additions was the large mineralogical museum that opened in 1901. The complex is particularly significant for its links with science and technology, still containing a large amount of equipment related to the development and teaching of mining and extraction techniques. Its well-preserved interiors demonstrate the use and appearance of educational structures prior to the twentieth century. The school closed in 1954 and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (now Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga) acquired the complex in 1979. The Thames School of Mines site is nationally significant as a rare and best example of a School of Mines still open to the public. Very few Schools of Mines buildings survive in New Zealand and, of these, the Thames complex is undoubtedly the best preserved and most authentic.
Akaroa Museum is focused on the history of Banks Peninsula. Its collections are varied from archives, archaeology and art to zoology. A full range of museum services is provided to the community and visitors, including changing exhibitions, research services and access to an extensive collection. The Museum is open 363 days a year. The Akaroa Museum was established in 1964 around the historic Langlois-Eteveneaux cottage, a rare remnant of the French presence in Akaroa. Since then, the Museum has expanded to include three exhibition galleries, a research room, theatre, and shop. Two additional heritage buildings, the old Akaroa Court House and the Custom House are also under the care of the Museum.
Pirongia, originally Alexandra, was a garrison settlement established in 1864 to guard lands confiscated from Maori tribes by the Government. The Centre operates in an historic church which was originally built in 1901 on the Alexandra Constabulary Redoubt site in Pirongia. It now stands in the centre of the village and is used as a historical information centre. The Committee collects and researches the history of the local area, and organises historical and archaeological tours, information evenings and group visits. Information on the life of the renowned author, Mary Scott who lived near Pirongia is featured.
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