"In 2015 the development of 107 Wharf Street triggered an archaeological investigation that has allowed the layers of the past to be scientifically recorded and artefacts collected through excavation. The job of the archaeologist is to unpick the evidence left behind, often buried, by people who have lived before us to understand the way they lived and when.” - Brigid Gallagher, MishMish Heritage.
'The Archaelogy of 107 Wharf Street' was a collaboration between well-known archaelogist Brigid Gallagher and the Tauranga Heritage Collection. It was hosted by the Tauranga City Library (Sept-Nov 2020). Visitors saw archaeological finds that illustrated some of the fascinating phases of the town’s history from Maori occupation to British Imperial troops to colonial settlement.