Te Tai o Poutini

West Coasters sharing our stories

and memories

This Kete has been created to capture and preserve the historical and current memories,
stories and activities of the West Coast people.


Groups and individuals are invited to add their stories, documents, digital images, videos and audios to this kete. Help us create a vibrant and interesting site that truly captures the spirit of our place - Te Tai Poutini: the West Coast of the South Island.

To start you need to create an account. You may like to look at the about basket [kete] or around the help section.

If you need help the staff at the public libraries in Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport will be pleased to assist. Also, for your use, these libraries have computers, scanners (to copy those old documents and photos), and access to other recording devices for projects.

If you would like to attend a training workshop in using or developing the site please register your interest with

The West Coast Kete is provided for you by the Aotearoa People's Network through the National Library, the Westland, Grey and Buller Libraries, and various indiviuals and community organisations.

This site will develop and grow with the efforts of  those on and off the coast who have archives, ideas and  stories to share.

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Walter Blackburn.
Walter Blackburn, born 11 June 1889, worked as a Miner with the Westport Coal Company when he enlisted. He served
William Martin Kelly.
William Martin Kelly, Service No 58, Australian Imperial Forces Machine Gun Company 9. William was born in Westport, Buller District,
William Griffiths - Headstone at Waimangaroa Cemetary, Westport.
Son of George and Sarah Griffiths, Birchfield, Westport. Occupation Engineer. Embarked 14 December 1914. William Griffiths: Served 1915-1916 Gallipoli, Turkey
Article Griffiths Family Birchfield.
Victor Thomas Griffiths, Service No 62301, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Embarked 13 November 1917 from Wellington. Victor was born and
Headstone - James Evan Griffiths.
James Evan Griffiths, Service No. 10593. Son of George and Sarah Griffiths of Birchfield, New Zealand. Occupation at time of

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Hokitika's History to help town's future. Greymouth Evening Star 1/12/1988.

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