Library And Museum
Street Address: Jellicoe Court, Kawerau
Postal Address: P.O. Box 103, Kawerau, 3169
Phone: (07) 306 9041
News And Events
The Bee-Bots Came (And Other Fun)
Bee-Bots came to play at the Kawerau District Library in the July school holidays. While designed for the 5-7 age group to develop sequencing and problem solving skills, they're just great fun full-stop! We also had lots of other school holiday happenings including movie time, fun at the zoo, crime scene solutions and a birthday party celebrating Joy Cowley. Thanks to all those that came and made it a fun school holidays.
The Kawerau District Library & Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum have joined social media with our recently launched Facebook page. If you're a Facebook fan, it's a great way to keep up with news as it happens. So, to find out all our action, check it out!
New Exhibitions At The Museum
Growing A Town
The Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum has opened a new exhibition Growing A Town. This follows on from our previous 60th anniversary exhibitions and charts the progress of Kawerau as it grew as a community through the 1950s period. Most small towns start with a few basic buildings and grow gradually from there. Kawerau’s journey was very different with the 1950s being an era of rapid growth, from farmland to a complete town with many of the services and amenities we still use today, all done over a six year period. The exhibition is on display in the inner gallery at the Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum.
The Rio Olympics are coming up and while our Olympian, Sarah Walker, missed out with injuries this time, the Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum thought it was a great occasion to look back at the highlights of Sarah's BMX career plus show the local kids that she grew up in Kawerau to compete on the international stage. Sarah has always been generous sharing her journey with the Kawerau community and it's our way of saying thank-you. The exhibition is on display in the foyer of the Kawerau District Library for the next few months plus we have a flyer of facts you can take away.
Please Support Kete Kawerau
The Kawerau District Library and Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum has launched a website Kete Kawerau to collect the stories and images of Kawerau. Visitors can view the Kete Kawerau on the APNK computer service or go online at http://ketekawerau.peoplesnetworknz.info/ to add your own material. Kete Kawerau has been created to capture and preserve the historical and current memories, stories, and activities of the Kawerau community and we need you to share your stories and images, past and present.
As part of our current Museum displays, we are asking people to share their memories of Kawerau's history, particularly Baby Stories, and you can add yours online or come in and see the Museum and Library staff. Donations of original documents and photos are also appreciated. Kete Kawerau is your place to add online material about Kawerau's current and past history so please help us by adding your stories for future generations to enjoy.
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