Brian Davies Heritage Fund
Brian was a strong supporter of Tauranga getting
its museum and was, his family say, deeply disappointed that this was taking so long. Brian truly believed that the people of Tauranga and Western Bay were being let down.
Brian’s love of history led him to The Elms where he was a long time volunteer. He was also a committed member of Tauranga’s Historical Society and worked tirelessly in support of a home where our region could tell its stories.
Brian's Family have started a 'Heritage Fund' in his name, for the purpose of raising funds towards getting our museum.
Taonga Tauranga are privileged to be asked by Brian's family to be the Kaitiaki (Guardian) of the Fund:
Taonga Tauranga’s vision is to establish a central heritage & museum centre in the historic precinct of Tauranga for Tauranga Moana and Western Bay of Plenty along with working in partnership with Pukehinahina Charitable Trust to see a purpose-built heritage centre at Gate Pā for the Battles of Gate Pā, Te Ranga and New Zealand Land Wars.
Towards these ends, our objectives are to raise community awareness and understanding about the importance, nature and benefits of modern heritage cultural / museum centres with the intention of facilitating the establishment and operation of one or more such centres in our region.
To be successful in our purpose, we need to gain strong levels of support from the residents and local community as well as create partnerships with like-minded
individuals, families, small business, groups and organisations.
The Fund goes towards:
building the case, and ultimately the
funding, through a community-based
Strategy towards establishing
heritage cultural & museum centres
in Tauranga and Western Bay of
reasonable endeavours to inform
the Tauranga City Council, Western
Bay of Plenty District Council and
the Bay of Plenty Regional Council
about the importance and nature of
modern heritage, cultural & museum
centres, and their life wide reaching
benefits to the community. This
engagement is critical in that
respective councils can then give
proper consideration to these
facilities when developing their long
Benefits of donating: you can donate here
Today's heritage / museum centres
These facilities open up many exciting opportunities, including: