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The Treasury

705 - 709 Queen Street, Thames 3540, New Zealand
+64 7-868 8827
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I previously reviewed The Treasury in May 2014 and its role in genealogy research and local... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
EvanLewis
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Blountville, Tennessee
Very well equipped heritage centre

We called in to have a look as we were aware of the project from a few years ago and were curious... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
LARRY R
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AUCKLAND
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The Coromandel Heritage Trust was formed in 2003 to establish THE TREASURY, a purpose-built archive and family history centre in Thames, New Zealand. The Treasury preserves and promotes the history and stories of the people in the Thames, Coromandel & Hauraki region - a region which played such a big part in the early development of New Zealand. The Treasury houses an ever-growing collection of resources relating to the early history of Thames and the entire Coromandel Region. For the historical researcher, we have a large collection of history books and historical manuscripts as well as many resources to help research your family history, such as newspapers, magazines, photographs, Jubilee books, family records and certificates.
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705 - 709 Queen Street, Thames 3540, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

I previously reviewed The Treasury in May 2014 and its role in genealogy research and local history. There are huge numbers of old documents photographs and maps which require proper restoration and archiving. Since then the modern Archive building has been completed and rapidly stocked...More

1  Thank EvanLewis
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We called in to have a look as we were aware of the project from a few years ago and were curious to see how it had turned out. The facility is very well presented. We were well received by the volunteer staff . There...More

1  Thank LARRY R
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A wonderful archive of information and photos. Plus there is the bonus of fascinating lectures! Plus to add to an outing to the Coromandel Peninsula is some great beaches, scenery and good feelings - plenty of beautiful places to go.

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were looking for a gravesite of someone who drowned in the Firth of Thames in 1865, if it existed. We knew that records could be sketchy but thought that if there was something on file it would be held at this place. All we...More

Thank DawnG2305
NicoleThorburn, Public Relations Manager at The Treasury, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

We are sorry you were unable to find anything to help you, and that you weren’t happy with the volunteer on duty that particular day. We are all volunteers. We do hold regular workshops for our volunteers, and we have noted your comments. We will...More

Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is a really great place to get family history for the Thames area. The staff are very helpful and we were able to gather quite a bit of info. Well worth a visit but do a wee bit of research first

1  Thank Gloria T
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

My mistake in not researching this properly, its nothing to do with money. Apparently great for researching families.

Thank Louise2153
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Easy to find. Smart look from street . Great use of one of the Carnegie Libraries gifted to NZ back in early 1900's.A relative treasure chest of family history and Coromandel Peninsula history. Being a real history buff, needs are met.

2  Thank 763anne
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

I stopped to find family history info. Brilliant. The volunteer staff were awesome. They assisted me and made my visit worthwhile. There is a hourly research charge. Worth every penny. Well done team!

3  Thank waynefmarriott
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Great place to leisurely track your family history and also enjoy the local gold history from the surrounding Coromandel District. Beautiful building, many great old photos to peruse.

3  Thank Zavija
Reviewed 25 April 2015

This is a beautiful building well worth a visit. It use to be the old Carnegie Library and the building is now used for people who want to search for genealogy purposes or the history of Thames/Hauraki area. The volunteers are very helpful and it...More

1  Thank Vegetarianfoodcritic
NicoleThorburn, Public Relations Manager at The Treasury, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2015

Hi Vegetarianfoodcritic, thanks for your review. Thanks for the feedback on our volunteers; I'll pass that on to them. I believe the Carnegie Free Library we're housed in is one of the best-preserved in New Zealand - certainly the only one with its original footprint....More

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