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Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato has a collection of more than 30,000 taonga/objects. The collection contains important taonga from Maaori history and contemporary events. Nationally and regionally significant visual arts, social history, and science objects document our region's unique location and history. Currently, 200+ records are online.

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