North Otago Museum Collections
The North Otago Museum collects artefacts and objects that tell the natural, cultural, agricultural and industrial stories of the Waitaki District: from early Maori occupation around the Waitaki River mouth, European settlement by whalers and runholders through to the discovery of gold and the wool and meat industries which led to the development of Oamaru as a significant port town.
In the past Museums often collected indiscriminately, becoming a bit like community attics.
One of the outstanding collections of the North Otago Museum. This collection is on display to the public.