Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt

The Treasury Research And Archive - Thames


The Treasury is housed in a former Carnegie library.  A purpose-built regional archive has been built alongside to preserve early records in the best possible conditions. The Trust collects, preserves and promotes the history and stories of the people and places in the Thames, Coromandel and Hauraki region – a region which played a big part in the early development of New Zealand.

The Treasury is home to original documents relating to newspapers, publications, business documents, miners settlement and miners rights claims, documents relating to goldmines, batteries and mining companies. Included is the goldminers database, database is an index to original records of people and companies mining in New Zealand during the period 1861 to 1872. Visitors can discover if their ancestor was part of the 1867-1872 gold rush to Thames. They will also find out exact dates and the location of the claim. There are  lists of local Boer War servicemen, local WWI servicemen.  For researchers an appointment is necessary.

Learn more about  Top 10 things to do around Thames – Best Bits.

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


Best Bits travel guide is published by Owned and managed by PacificJane Ltd.


Our editors independently visit tour operators, purchase tickets, pay for accommodation, and rate products and places. We are not paid to go on a tour or visit a place. We only make money if you decide to purchase a product through our website links. We promise to never accept free products from manufacturers in return for boosting their products. Read more about our affiliate programme in the terms and conditions HERE.

Return to Travel Guide


If you have a query about content, travel deals or anything else, our team is happy to answer all your questions 🙂

    Your information is secure, no third party involved.
    100% Safe, secure, privacy guaranteed. Privacy Policy.