Te Rangitaki - Hokitika Museum Blog
22 Sep 2022
Leo Morland’s nefarious crime is a tale almost lost to time. This blog post explores how he became one of New Zealand’s last great gold thieves, as he managed to steal 3,650 ounces – over $10,000,000 in today’s value.
05 Jul 2022
Lord of the Seals
When the General Grant sank to the bottom of the ocean, James Teer led the remaining survivors on the harsh Auckland Islands. Our story tells the tale of his life, his work, and how he fared on the island for over 18 months.
26 May 2022
Lungs of the Community
Once known as the ‘lungs of the community’, Cass Square was the sporting and gathering hub for the Hokitika community. This story traces the early days of the Square.
29 Apr 2022
Ngā Tāne o Parihaka
This is a story of the Parihaka men who were illegally arrested and transported from Taranaki to Hokitika in 1880 without trial. During their time here, they worked on developing local roads, Cass Square and the Seaview terrace before their return in 1881.
25 Apr 2022
A Journey of Faith
In 1878 eight nuns and two postulants left their homes in Ireland for a journey to Hokitika to establish the Sisters of Mercy Convent and Schools. This story captures The Sisters of Mercy’s journey and early days in Hokitika.