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Thames Historical Museum


A treasure trove of local stories, documents, collectables and assorted bric a brac donated by local residents. Compliments the story told by the Thames School of Mines.

There is a forest of over 247 trees planted north of the Rhodes Park car park. They each mark a soldier from the Thames District that died during World War One. Each tree has a GPS location, to commemorate a soldier from our area. Part of the wider WWI Memorial Forest Project that covers the Coromandel Peninsula that was coordinated by the Thames Coromandel District Council.

A New Zealand classic biscuit commemorating ANZAC (Australian, New Zealand Armed Corp) losses during World War I and II. Here’s the recipe

Have you made some Anzac Biscuits? They are simple to make, recipes vary, and you can alter to suit your taste. For this recipe you need: One cup of Flour, Oats, and Brown Sugar. Half Cup of Coconut. 125 grams of Butter (melted) and two Tablespoons of Golden Syrup. Half teaspoon of Baking Soda dissolved in one tablespoon of hot water. Watch the slide show!

Mix all ingredients together, place on a tray covered with baking paper. A dessertspoon makes a good size, flatten with the back of the spoon. Bake at 160c for about 12 minutes.

They need to rest for a short while on tray till firm, then on rack to cool

The museum is managed and funded by passionate volunteers, For regional museum enthusiastics check opening hours beforehand to avoid disappointment. Admission fees, donations welcome.

This museum is part of the heritage trail in the Coromandel Peninsula. Check the Coromandel Guide for more information.


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