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Marie King QSM

Marie King was the backbone of the Museum. She was involved in setting down Russell's history for over 40 years and during that time was a nationally acknowledged authority, a local historian frequently consulted by others when their work touched upon areas connected with the Bay of Islands.

Marie King QSM

Her books include Port in the North and A Most Noble Anchorage, which is one of the most comprehensive accounts of events, people and places in the Bay of Islands.

Mission Statement

To preserve the history and heritage of Russell / Kororareka and environs.

Ngā taonga tuku iho nō ngā tūpuna ki ā tātou tamariki.

The function of the museum is to collect and preserve, exhibit and interpret, and to undertake research on people and events in Russell's history.



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