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A permanent home for the C Company Collection

In September 2008, the C Company exhibition, The Price of Citizenship was de-commissioned by the museum, due to a lack of exhibition space, in September 2008.

The C Company veterans, though disappointed, have always recognized the need for a permanent home for the C Company Collection. A place where C Company whanau are always assured access to the stories of their C Company tipuna. Following this de-commission, the C Company veterans mandated Dr Apirana Mahuika to work on finding a permanent home for C Company and their taonga. He has continued to engage with Ministers Hon. Chris Finlayson and Hon. Pita Sharples on this matter.

On 25 June 2009 Tairawhiti Museum Board of Trustees met and agreed that the C Company Trust build and own a gallery that will be maintained by the Museum. This is not a new concept to Tairawhiti Museum, in the 1950’s the Maori wing was funded entirely by the contributions of the Maori community and remains as a key storage area for the museum today.

  A team of architects have volunteered their time to create a gallery design that incorporates a state of the art memorial space, multiple exhibition areas and an archival audio visual suite adjacent to the southern side of Tairawhiti Museum in Gisborne.  


Site Plan


The C Company Gallery is reliant on your support!
  Nga Taonga a Nga Tama Toa Trust is donating the royalties from the sales of Nga Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship to this project.  
You can help by:
  - Contacting us if your whanau/hapu/marae or organisation would like the Trustees to come and present the C Company Gallery project to you;  
  - Making a donation where your support is acknowledged by a tax deductable receipt and your C Company tipuna acknowledged on this website;  
  - Donating skills and resources specifically in the areas of carpentry, construction project management, or donation of building materials.