Warkworth Museum committee member Jean Gardner says it has taken over a year to produce the latest edition of Mahurangi Memories.
Twenty-four stories of Mahurangi’s past have been collected in a new book produced by the Warkworth Museum.
Mahurangi Memories is a collection of stories from the museum’s essay competition last year, which was run to encourage people to get stories from the region’s past down on paper.
Book editor Jean Gardner says the collection makes for a fascinating read.
“The stories range from historical accounts of people arriving in New Zealand to amazing anecdotes and childhood recollections of life in Mahurangi. I had such fun reading them all and organising the book.”
Former Mahurangi Matters history columnist Judy Waters won the competition.
The book has been printed by Chappell Printing.
The first edition of Mahurangi Memories was published in 2006 to mark the town’s 150th anniversary. Both editions are available at Warkworth Paper Plus and Unicorn Books for $20 or $25 for both editions.