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Tāwhiti Museum

Tāwhiti Museum

Nigel and Teresa Ogle bought the Tāwhiti dairy factory near Hāwera in 1975, and created a spectacular museum with life-sized and scale-model dioramas depicting Taranaki Māori and Pākehā history. The complex also includes a replica bush railway, a café and a pottery. This diorama depicts trader Dicky Barrett bartering firearms for curios with a local Māori in the 1830s at his base, a cavern on Moturoa Island at Ngāmotu (New Plymouth).

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Tawhiti Museum
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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Hāwera', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Sep 2016