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The Karaka Historical Society Inc was formed in 1997 with the objective to collect, record and preserve the history of the Karaka region and of the people who have resided therein and or contributed to such history.

2001 - The Reg Wood Room opened in the downstairs area of the Karaka War Memorial Hall.

2006 - Museum extended to include the mezzanine area of the hall.

2009 - Resource consent obtained to build an extension to the hall to house our growing collection of artefacts, articles and photographs dating from the 1800s. Site preparation began in November.

2010/2011 - Museum constructed. 'Soft Opening' held Sunday 30 October 2011.

2012 - Displays established. Museum opened to visitors.

Farming equipment, tools, maps and photographs, household items, war artefacts and memorabilia, family histories, musical instruments, toys, clothing, handwork and the histories of St Margaret's Church, Karaka and Te Hihi Schools.

Corner of Linwood and Blackbridge Roads, Karaka.

Opening Hours: Second Sunday of the month 1pm to 3pm; Fourth Wednesday of the month 10am to 12 noon. Groups are welcome during these times or by arrangement.

Vintage Day:
The Karaka Historical Society Vintage Day held in association with VERA is a biennial event and will next be held in March 2014.

Stationary engines, steam engines, classic and vintage cars, farm machinery, army vehicles and much more will be on display.

Contact Us:
New members and enquiries welcome.

Judith Reeves
83 Glenbrook Rd
RD 1 Papakura 2580
Phone: 09 238 3123



Karaka Historical Society Museum entrance.
Farm machinery and tools on display
The Karaka Historical Society Vintage Day
The Karaka Historical Society Vintage Day
War Room display



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