Unique Lapita Artefact

This artefact could represent the only Lapita artefact found in New Zealand.

Coleman violin

This violin was handcrafted by Sidney Coleman of Kauri Point, for his wife Ivy in the 1960s.

The Killen Family Harmonium

The Killen family's harmonium was shipped out from Dublin to Katikati in 1878. Made in America by Mason and Hamlin, it still plays today.

Old film projector

The earliest movies played in Katikati were silent movies in the 1920s.  In 1926 Waihi's theatre building was moved to Katikati to cater for the large gangs of men engaged in building the reailway from Waihi to Tauranga.