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Monday – Friday 10am-4pm, Weekends and public holidays 10am-2pm

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Cambridge Historical Society

Open to all, we aim to guide public interest in historical matters & preserve local history and heritage buildings.

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CHS Events & Newsletter

CHS Events

Throughout the year, the CHS hosts lectures and events. These are always well attended and informative. Recent events have been:

  • Barge trip over Horahora hosted by Ian Fraser.
  • Maori and early-European history of Kairangi, hosted by Bill Garland.
  • Whare Marama Drive visit to learn about Maori fertility and birthing traditions, hosted by Ngati Koroki Kahukura.
  • Mercury Energy tour of the Karapiro Power Station, hosted by Dave Payne.
  • Visit to C&R Developments.

If you have any suggestions for upcoming events, please contact a Committee member.


CHS Newsletter

The Society issues a newsletter every two months to all members, keeping them up-to-date with local news, lectures, meetings, and future and past events.

It also features interesting articles on the history of Cambridge, local buildings, businesses and personalities.

To read a newsletter, please select below:

August 2020

Featuring reminiscences from Ivy Nicholls, Dennis Davis – Builder

June 2020

Featuring Cambridge before the Fire Brigade, the Sample Rooms

April 2020

Featuring Chinese Laundries, Personality Pace, Police Charge Book, Cameron and Essie Johnson

February 2020

Featuring James Burn-Murdoch, Swimming

November 2019

Featuring Richard and Madge Reynolds, Wai Valley, Whare Marama

September 2019

Featuring Peace Celebrations

July 2019

Featuring Community Marae, Bryan Cox and Norman Rosser

Apr 2019

Featuring Waikato Hunt, James Cowan

Feb 2019

Featuring Reece Discombe, Joseph McCafferty and the Armed Constabulary

Dec 2018

Featuring The National Hotel, Jumble Around

Oct 2018

Featuring Post Office Butchery, Daniel Thornton

Aug 2018

Featuring John Fisher

June 2018

Featuring Mrs Shepperd’s diary, Jared Allwill, Post Office Clock Tower

Apr 2018

Featuring Susan McKearney

Feb 2018

Featuring Marion and Douglas Fisher