Rabbit Gate Light

The farming community of Taranaki were concerned that when the first Mokau River bridge opened in October 1927 it would also mean an influx of rabbits into the region. An […]

Scrimshaw Bullock Horns

These horns were etched by a prisoner awaiting execution at Auckland Prison in the first half of the 20th century. The prisoner’s jail warden kept the horns, and when he […]


This cannonball is one of the last shots fired in the Taranaki Land Wars. The story of this cannonball is strongly linked to the story of the taiaha in the […]