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Last updated: 9 January 2020

Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki

About Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki

The Livingston Baker Archives and Reading Room contains a vast array of archives, maps, photographs, publications, films and videos. Categories include Agriculture, Businesses, Cemeteries, Churches, Clubs and Societies, Dairy Companies, Education, Electricity, Fire Services, Homesteads, Houses, Hospitals, Newspapers, Police, Photographers, Ports, Post Offices, Publications, Railways, Surveys, Town and Community Halls, Transportation, Whaling, and Military. We also have a reference book collection and newspapers including the Patea Mail from April 1875 to December 1941 on microfiche (1890, 1900, 1901 not included) and Opunake and Coastal News from 1960s to 1980s.

This unique archives collection relates directly to the families, histories and stories of the South Taranaki region. Livingston Baker Archives at Aotea Utanganui is dedicated to providing ’best practice in museum standards’ for care of archives, records and photographs. Furthermore we are committed to providing first class customer service and responding to research enquiries in a timely manner. To let us know how we can help, please contact the District Archivist with your enquiries.

We have 3 collections in The Community Archive »

Facilities and services

Contributor type:

  • Museum or art gallery

Archive types:

  • Art or literature
  • Business archives
  • Ethnic records/archives
  • Local government
  • Māori archives
  • Military records
  • Personal papers
  • Religious archives
  • School records
  • Voluntary group archives, clubs, societies, etc.

Reproduction services:

Contact us for more information regarding reproduction prices and guidlines.


Free to enter however donations/koha are welcome.

Visitor information

Opening hours:

10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday, Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Onsite parking:

Roadside parking nearby

Contact details


127 Egmont Street

Postal address:

127 Egmont Street
PĀTEA 4520

Phone number:

  • +64 800 111323