An exhibition of memories, reflections and living histories, delicately woven together from the heritage collections held in Auckland Libraries, as well as items loaned from private family collections and the works of Hokianga artists.
Together these threads illustrate the rich history and exquisite beauty of this special place.
The tribal narratives and personal accounts, images and tributes, illuminate the exhibition's themes of the environment, authority and people.
They tell a story of life and survival, of harmony and disruption, of connection and separation spanning many generations. The constant flow of change, immigration, settlement and resettlement have created enduring vital connections and 'spirit' within communities.