Waiheke Island Historical Society

P O Box 206, Ostend, Waiheke Island 1843, New Zealand

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Tour the Museum Buildings

New Woolshed

Keane Cottage

Goodwin Cottage

Champion Cottage

Day Cottage

Police cell


Police Cell

Police Cell

In 1942 Waiheke Island got its first permanent police building, located in Korore Street in Oneroa. A detention cell behind that building was used mainly to let intoxicated persons sleep off their alcohol, but it also occasionally housed an arrested offender prior to his/her being transported to Auckland on the ferry.

The police building served for 66 years. Finally in 2008 the Waiheke Police moved into their modern headquarters fifty metres away in Ocean View Road, and the old police building was converted into a radio station. The detention cell was shifted to the Waiheke Museum.

Police cell detainee   Police cell typewriter


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This page last modified on 29 March 2013.