Historical Presentations are Power points with Music, commentary where needed, and sometimes movement to illustrate and dramatise (to bring alive) the content of documents we have in our Museum


They are available for screening at any  functions or meetings you have. Please contact us if you are inerested; and museum members are able to request a screening at home as may be able to be arranged Please contact us if you also are interested



This is compiled from the handwritten diary of a young man who                 The Voyage of the Black Eagle is compiled from another hand

travelled through this area looking for land to settle in 1888. It is                    written diary that Alfred Alexander made with daily entries                illustrated with photos of that period  - 11min                                                  on the 100 days he sailed to New Zealand in 1867.

                                                                                                                        It is a fascinating account of life on board those great square

                                                                                                                                          rigged sailing ships    40 min



This Presentation is based on the copy of a letter in our files that               In 1941 Charles Michie wrote his reminiscences as an 81 year old

Rangatira Titore received, in reply from a letter and gift thet he sent to       of his  travel to New Zealand with his family as a 7 yr  old boy and

King William IV in 1845. What that gift was and what happened to it           his memories of the establishment of Okaihau This presentation is

       subsequently is the subject of this presentation - 14 min                       compiled  from this document in our files  -  47 min



This presentation is compiled from the extracts of Rev Robert Burrows       Lost and gone forever is a presentation compiled from the large no.

Diary where he gives a daily account of the war in the North in 1845             of Kauri logging photos in our collection and commentary from

from the cutting of the Flagstaff to the Battle of Ohaeawai. He records         A H  Reeds book 'The new story of the Kauri'       -    39 min

converstations with Hone Hehe, Te Ruki Kawiti, and Colonel Despard

and screens for 1hr and 6 mins

This presentation is based on research into a copy of a                            The Battle of Ohawaewai is an excerpt taken from Hekes

petition to parliament in 1925 held in our collection and                           War of the battle of Ohaeawai only and screens for 34min

what happened to the Islands subsequently