Monday – Friday 10am-4pm, Weekends and public holidays 10am-2pm
Cambridge Historical Society
Open to all, we aim to guide public interest in historical matters & preserve local history and heritage buildings.JOIN US
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.
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 articles on early Māori history, the history of the town of Cambridge, local buildings, businesses and personalities.
To read a newsletter, please select below:
Featuring The Datsuns, the Karapiro Stream in 1885 and Boyce’s Pharmacy.
Featuring Te Ihingarangi part 6 – the early 1800s, and the court cases of Mrs Murphy.
Featuring the irrepressible Mrs Murphy and Te Ihingarangi part 5 (1700).
Featuring Te Ihingarangi part 4 (1600) and Daniel Murphy’s letter to Bill Morse of Cambridge on WWI combat.
Featuring Soldiers at Te Waikato Sanatorium, Te Miro – The Mill at Maungakawa, and Te Ihingarangi part 3.
Featuring a commune in 1970s Cambridge, and Te Ihingarangi part 2.
Featuring the 1915 Cambridge Fire Brigade demonstration, Te Ihingarangi part 1, and Gardner & Sons.
Featuring reminiscences from Ivy Nicholls, Dennis Davis – Builder
Featuring Cambridge before the Fire Brigade, the Sample Rooms
Featuring Chinese Laundries, Personality Pace, Police Charge Book, Cameron and Essie Johnson
Featuring James Burn-Murdoch, Swimming
Featuring Richard and Madge Reynolds, Wai Valley, Whare Marama
Featuring Peace Celebrations
Featuring Nga Hau e Wha – the Cambridge Community Marae, Bryan Cox and Norman Rosser
Featuring Waikato Hunt, James Cowan
Featuring Reece Discombe, Joseph McCafferty and the Armed Constabulary
Featuring The National Hotel, Jumble Around
Featuring Post Office Butchery, Daniel Thornton
Featuring John Fisher
Featuring Mrs Shepperd’s diary, Jared Allwill, Post Office Clock Tower
Featuring Susan McKearney
Featuring Marion and Douglas Fisher