Who we are
The Karaka Historical Society Inc. was formed in 1997 with the objective of preserving the history of the area. This small group of volunteers from the wider Karaka community, just south of Auckland, have taken the Karaka Museum from humble beginnings under the stage of the War Memorial Hall, to the modern purpose built Museum now located alongside the hall on Blackbridge Road.
What We've Achieved
- Recorded oral histories of local families with the support and research of Karaka and Te Hihi Schools.
- Family Boards of pioneers, recording their history and involvement in the area with photos, news clippings and stories passed along.
- Wedding photographs from the late 1890's to the 1960's collected and displayed.
- Farming and tradesmen equipment sourced and displayed.
- Establishment and running of the Karaka Vintage Days in association with VERA.
- Completion of the new museum with local government, community and business such as the White House Tavern Trust support along with the voluntary ongoing efforts of Karaka Historical Society members.
- On going fund raising activities such as the very successful "Wedding Dresses Through the Ages".
- Commemoration of the centenary of WW1 together with the War Memorial Hall committee.