Our mission is to preserve and make available historic records relating to the Motueka area.
We also hold monthly meetings.
The Motueka and District Historical Association was reformed in 1981 after being in recess for some time. The Motueka Museum also opened at the same time and the two groups have worked together ever since. Where the museum concentrates on artefacts the Historical Assn concentrates on paper archives. Anything from newspapers to photographs, diaries, family, school and church histories, personal and group histories, oral histories, historical talks and maps make up just a small part of the vast store of knowledge we have on our district.
Several journals have been written over the years giving us a written overview of our history. These are still available for sale.
Many of the archives are available to the public to view and research in the Crozier Room of the museum during their opening hours.
For help with researching and to view other archives visit us on Tuesdays at the Crozier Room or make an appointment for another time.