In the early 1860's William Rawson Brame had a vision to establish a classless, nonconformist society in New Zealand.
On May 29th 1862 the migrant ships "Matilda Wattenbach" and "Hanover" departed from the London Docks bound for the Albertland Settlement in New Zealand with the first of over 3000 settlers.
The Albertland Story chronicles their trials and tribulations.
The Heritage Centre at the Albertland and Districts Museum in Wellsford houses extensive records, memorabilia, artifacts, and other items relating to Albertland from the 1860's.
An interesting and hands on exhibition of " things educational" as they were in the many Albertland Schools over the past 150 years. From slates, to manual and electric typewriters. Remember those old Imperials? Come and revive those old skills.
On display will be school photos, archives, like actual school attendance rolls of the 1880's, exam papers, exam results, school reunion memorabilia, along with student projects. A wealth of information of general interest or for those researching family.
Bring your children and or grandchildren so they can take part in the elegant script writing competition. The best effort will win a Gold Edition of "Images From Albertland" a priceless record of Albertland featuring photographs from the W H (Harold) Marsh collection.
Admission free on opening day Saturday 24th September.
More info on the NOTICE BOARD ( top right) and our Facebook page