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Rotorua Branch

Read about the Rotorua Branch of the Royal Society Te Apārangi

Formed: 1952

Known founding members: Jim Healy and Don Stafford

The Rotorua Branch began with two mandates: establishing a museum, and starting a library. The result was the Rotorua Musuem, where the the branch’s early influence is seen in the exhibits on pioneering housing and clothing, and volcanology.

Today, the branch continues its outreach to the general public with regular talks and the Bay of Plenty School Science Fair, as well as joint meetings with organisations including the Rotorua Astronomical Society, Rotorua Forest and Bird, and Rotorua Botanical Society.

Read more Rotorua Branch history

Become a member: https://www.rotoruascience.org/membership/