Please support our Whalery project; it's an exciting natural history development. We preserve and interpret the history of Golden Bay/Mohua.
10 October -- Thanks to Pub Charity and TDC we've now covered the basic construction costs of our Whalery--Hooray!
We're still gently raising funds for the information displays and final costs leading towards our late December opening. So, if you'd like to help, we'd love to receive your donations!
Our 25th anniversary project to mark our way forward is "Let's Get the Whale into the Whalery".This project will benefit not only our local communnity (especially school students), but also the 10,000 visitors (New Zealand and international) who come to Golden Bay/Mohua each year.
There is a need for better awareness of our complex local marine ecosystem, particularly an understanding of conservation and sustainability issues around aquaculture, which is a major local industry, and the regular mass whale strandings on Farewell Spit.
The stories we share have links to the earliest knowledge of Aotearoa New Zealand. Maori settlements began around 1300, and in December 1642 the "first meeting"--with Abel Tasman's crew--took place here. European settlement began in the 1840s with mining, forestry, and then farming and tourism.
We collect material to document our history and create displays and provide research services. We appreciate our annual grant from Tasman District Council, and the accommodation which we occupy but we also rely on donations and grants to provide our service. Please support us if you can.
Thank you! We very much appreciate your donation. Penny (Chairperson)
Thank you, Lorna. We greatly appreciate your donation -- and your message!
Your donation is greatly appreciated, Supporter. Yes the UV resistant glass is an unexpected last-minute cost ... over $3000!
Hello Station House Motel -- thanks very much for your support. Really appreciate it. We're very close now to making it all happen.
Golden Bay Museum Te Waka Huia o Mohua is a local museum providing heritage services relating to Golden Bay/Mohua (Tasman District), including artefacts and taonga, community archives and reference collection, research services and exhibitions.
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