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            Three Cousins who defied the odds and survived Gallipoli

           25 APRIL-7 JUNE 
Percy and Frederick Underwood of Huarau and their English cousin Ernest all joined the same unit in the same regiment in the same week. Enlisted as privates in the 1st Battalion, 15th Company of the Auckland Infantry Regiment, the three cousins left Wellington on 16 October 1914, arriving in Suez on 3 December and landing at Gallipoli with the rest of New Zealand’s infantry on 25 April 1915.
All three were wounded within a fortnight.



The award winning Kauri Museum tells the story of our pioneering settlers though the lens of the Kauri Industry. The museum specializes in the legacy of our Kauri Forests; specifically the strong durable timber and the highly prized Kauri Gum.

Experience the adventures of our pioneering settlers and appreciate the legacy of our kauri forests.

  • Explore our interactive hands-on displays

  • Venture into our historic buildings and escape into the pages of our history books

  • Get to know the people behind the mannequins and the stories they have to share

  • Turn left at the Brynderwyn stop, stay and experience the Kauri Coast 

  • 2hr drive from Auckland
  • 1hr drive from Whangarei
  • 1.5hr drive from the Waipoua Forest
  • Just 20 minutes from the SH12 turn-off at Brynderwyn

Complimentary Guided Tours 

1:30PM Daily

          The Kauri Museum is pleased to offer a complimentary guided tour by one of our knowledgeable and friendly Museum guides.

Uncover the stories behind our local pioneers
Descend into Aladdin's cave and explore its hidden treasures
Discover our ancient kauri forests and get acquainted with our living giants

Free with admission into The Kauri Museum*
Register at the admission desk or
Phone: 09 431 7417
*Limited to 15 people per tour. For larger groups please email in advance

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