Click on an exhibit for more informationThe Station Museum has an interesting collection of items on display from within different sections of the community
Maori and the Early Landscape
This area explores the early history of the local Iwi Ngati Haumia, showing respect to great Ngati Toa warriors Te Rauparaha and Te Rangihaeata.
Colonial and Early European Settlement
A section showing various items that would have been found in and around the early houses of the area.
United States Marines
Paekakariki was a large settlement during World War II for the US Marines.
There where three different camps in the area housing something like 15,000 men.
Camp Mackay with 4650 men and was built on the flat plateau above McKays Crossing.
Camp Russell housed 4,850 men in 112 tent decks and a number of officer’s quarters.
Camp Paekakariki was the largest camp and housed 5,200 men and was at the North End of the village.
This are has several different types of trolleys from the NZR era. along with a good selection of different memorabilia.
For the younger ones we also have a working model railway that runs around the roof of the area.
World War I and World War II
Here we have the restored Paekakariki War Memorial Plaque, along with Military Records and Documents from the local men who served their country
The Signal Box can be viewed any time but special arrangements need to be made if internal access is required.
Writers & Poets of Paekakariki
The museum has an area where we have a “FEATURE EXHIBIT” display.
This changes from time to time.
Our current display is Writers & Poets of Paekakariki.
The display showcases those people from within the community that have written books or poetry.