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Petone Settlers Museum has recently reopened after a refurbishment and features a stunning new semi-permanent exhibition, Tatou Tatou.
Petone Settlers Museum has recently reopened after a refurbishment and features a stunning new semi-permanent exhibition, Tatou Tatou. Meaning 'we, you and I' or 'all of us', Tatou Tatou tells the stories of settlement and land exchanges in the local area and in particular, commemorates the historic meeting of the great Ma-ori Te Atiawa chiefs, Te Wharepouri and Te Puni, and the first British settlers, on Pito-one's (Petone) shores in 1840.The exhibition also explores local industry boom and bust and the ongoing ramifications of settlement for both Maori and Pakeha.
Housed in the Wellington Provincial Centennial Memorial, the Petone Settlers Museum provides an insight into the history of this nationally significant site and the peoples involved.
Petone Settlers Museum is LEOTC-funded with a focus on Social Studies/Tikanga a Iwi and the arts/Nga Toi. Resources and programmes are designed to meet curriculum objectives for all levels, from early primary through to senior secondary students.
Enquire about bus charters or use public transport, buses 83 and 91 leave from central Wellington every 15 - 35 minutes. By car it takes 15 minutes from Wellington (take State Highway 2 to Petone then follow the signs).
Petone Settlers Museum is located right on Petone Foreshore.