History

A brief look at the story of how our museum was formed.

Our Story

Over the Years

HUKIHUKI

  • Tangata whenua (local Maori), who belonged to an iwi (tribe) called Ngati Hei, used the site as a large palisaded urupa (cemetery) called Hukihuki. In July 1840, an English sailor from the shipwrecked HMS Buffalo was buried here. The last burial took place in 1875 ending a 300 year traditions. Maori removed the remains of many of their people after looting by European curio hunters violated the tapu (sacred) nature of the cemetery.
2004

Best Brewery Award

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2015

Opened LA Tap Room

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2004

Best Brewery Award

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2015

Opened LA Tap Room

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