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