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.
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.
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.