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.

SHAWN STEVENS photographic exhibition
Go to   Coming Events  (top right) for details about the Shawn Stevens Exhibition  - opened midday 3rd December.

A small selection of Shawn's photographs can be viewed and purchased on line right here.  Go to shop with us (top right), click on Photographs and scroll on down till you reach the coloured photos. 

Click on this link to Search our collections online
"View Our Online Collections" 
You will be taken to the comprehensive search page where you can search for People, Places, events, using key words.

There are even instructions on how to order images online and the opportunity to make comments or request information.

Scroll down for more events.

2017 HERITAGE CALENDAR available now.

Our 2017 HERITAGE CALENDAR features sepia images from several Albertland photographers.

Order 5 and we will throw in another at no cost. Great Xmas gifts.

Price includes postage within NZ. Email for postage to other countries.

Go to "Shop with us"   top right, and scroll down to  calendar

This is a limited edtion - don't miss out this year.