So how did a small hand sewing machine arrive on Chatham Island shores? The hand sewing machine’s overseas history came to light after much deciphering... To read more ....
Early Horseracing on Chatham Island
The first horse races on the Chatham Islands were held on 1 January 1866 on the lake flats at Hapupu. They were organised by Thomas Ritchie and William Hunt. To read more ....
CIM News, Issue 3
Featuring the Çhatham Islands a Hundred Years Ago - A Snapshot of the 1920s.
Throughout the 1920s the population varied from about 400 to near 600 rising from the lowest recorded, of 292 in 1878 (49 Moriori, 53 Maori, 172 European, 18 Mixed race) to 580 in 1928 (1 Moriori, 319 Maori and Mixed race, 260 Europeans). To read more .....
Learn about the Chatham Islands
The museum offers a number of books relating to the Chatham Islands for sale
- click on the graphic [left] for more information and an order form.
CIM News, Issue 2
Featuring an update on planning progress, and a snapshot of the 1870s.
To read more ....
The way it was
Chatham Islands filmed for the first time, 1947.
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