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Saving West Coast History & Memories

Cause page created in the Community category by West Coast New Zealand History for NZ Micrographic Services Ltd - Recollect


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Given by 192 generous donors in 4 years

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We are a passionate community sharing stories and knowledge about everything West Coast and we have outgrown Facebook

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We are a passionate community sharing stories and knowledge about everything West Coast. We started with a massively successful Facebook page but we need a new platform that can save and share this content more reliably.

West Coast New Zealand History is a group of over 14,000 individuals spread around the world. This group is interested in the history of the New Zealand West Coast and until recently have been combining information on a Facebook page.

As the group grew, we found much of the information collected was either dropping off or very difficult to find so we went in search of another web based solution. We found the product Recollect, which met our community based requirements whilst keeping our information safe. Unfortunately unlike Facebook, Recollect had a price tag.

The donations received will go towards paying for the website/platform costs which include set up and ongoing support costs. We are not looking to make a profit or operate as a charity, as a group we just want to share our passion and the information we have and find it in a manner that is usable by all.

Many schools are now referring to our site as a source of historical reference plus we are receiving requests for more information from overseas, an example being an image of a ship, the Barque Irene, was put online and a communication was received shortly after from Norway saying the ship was one of theirs and they had always wondered what had become of it.

We have already set up our website/platform http://westcoast.recollect.co.nz/ and are in the process of transitioning the information from Facebook to Recollect.

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West Coast History still needs you!  16 September 2019

We are reopening our page and we still need your support!

All funds donated so far have helped us to keep this site running.

We are a passionate community sharing stories and knowledge about everything West Coast. We started with a massively successful Facebook page back in 2014 which we quickly outgrew and needed a new platform that can save and share this content more reliably, hence the move to Recollect.

West Coast New Zealand History is a group of over 17,000 individuals spread around the world. Our supporters include the mayor of the Grey District. This group is interested in the history of the New Zealand West Coast and until recently has been combining information on a Facebook page. Since it was launched on Recollect , 22 May 2015, our site has approximately 25,000 visitors per month who view in excess of 80,000 pages per month

We are not looking to make a profit or operate as a charity, as a group we just want to share our passion and the information we have and find it in a manner that is usable by all.

Many places including schools are now referring to our site as a source of historical reference plus we are receiving requests for more information from overseas, an example being an image of a ship, the Barque Irene, was put online and a communication was received shortly after from Norway saying the ship was one of theirs and they had always wondered what had become of it.

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  • Nigel

    Nigel 3 days ago

    $15

    $15

    • West Coast New Zealand History

      Thanks very much for your donation.

  • Nicola

    Nicola on 17 Sep 2019

    $500

    Thank you team for all your hardwork. The site is an absolutely treasure and must be maintained into the future otherwise all this incredible history that sits within personal collections is lost to the public who benefit so much from knowing about the wonderful West Coast and its character filled identities.

    $500

    • West Coast New Zealand History

      Thanks very much for your donation.

  • Peter

    Peter on 17 Sep 2019

    $50

    Keep up the good work

    $50

    • West Coast New Zealand History

      Thanks very much Peter for your donation,.

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 30 Apr 2019

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    Great stuff

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    • West Coast New Zealand History

      thanks so much for your donation

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 05 Apr 2019

    $100

    Has a transcription been done of Stillwater cemetery?

    $100

    • West Coast New Zealand History

      Thanks very much for your donation.. its very much appreciated


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This page was created on 12 May 2015 and closes on 30 Sep 2020.
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Given by 192 generous donors in 4 years

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