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Our stories

The stories of the Waikato region help to define who we are, where we have come from, and where we are going.

Each collection item has a story associated with it. While some pieces have had their stories told, there are many others whose story still remains a mystery. Some of these pieces are sitting in the depths of the Waikato Museum, just biding their time, waiting for their stories to be re-discovered.

Telling our stories offers insight into this amazing region and helps to bring the spirit of our region alive.

The key to remembering these stories is to record them, cherish them, and pass them on through the generations. While we have some expert researchers and story tellers here, we know that many of you may hold the key to unlocking many hidden Waikato stories. If you have a story you would like to contribute, please let us know. 



Rugby Park Hamilton 25 July 1981, by Peter Lange Fossilised penguin discovered in the Waikato, article by Dr Nichola Harcourt Mary Jane Innes - a lady in the brewing business, by Crystal Ardern