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Family history month - Local History

Have you ever wondered what Town was like 80-100 years ago? As part of Family History Month we'd like to highlight our Local History Section as an extra tool to help you on your journey of discovering where you and your family came from.

We have oodles of books, pamphlets and leaflets covering everything from School Jubilees, Centenaries, Historical events and so much more.
Do you want to learn about gold mining in this area?... We’ve got you covered!
Wondering when the Railway was put in?... We have the answer!
Do you want to know more about Josiah Firth?... We can help!

Looking for information on Matamata, Morrinsville, Te Aroha, Waitoa and more.

Come and explore our Local History Section, find the answers to your questions and learn something new.