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Our Cambridge Collection has changing exhibitions about Cambridge. Much of our collection is in storage to ensure its preservation for future generations.
CollectionGet closer to our Cambridge Museum Te Whare o Kemerti’s collection. We have partnered with DigitalNZ to make our collections much easier to look at online. Enjoy exploring the Cambridge Museum Collection on DigitalNZ. Or choose from the curated collection stories below.
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Collection Stories and Highlights
Waterfront Strike 1913
When the 1913 Waterfront Strike began the Farmer's Union and the media encouraged Cambridge farmers and businesses to help break the strike. A total of 150 Cambridge men enrolled as 'special constables'.MORE
Photographs from the 1880s to the present day provide a visual record of the changing people and places in Cambridge and surrounding districts. We are in the process of digitizing our Collections.MORE
The Museum Archive includes copies of the Waikato Advocate, Waikato Independent, Cambridge Independent, Cambridge Edition and Cambridge News.MORE
From 1988 to 1995 Eris Parker researched and wrote many articles in the Cambridge Independent newspaper.MORE