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Millions of pages of historic NZ newspapers
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Search everything published in New Zealand
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- Tuesday 21 NovemberOral history from scratch
- Wednesday 22 NovemberBeyond ‘women knitting’ in the First World War
- Thursday 23 NovemberCurator tour of Humble: The life of 100 small objects
- Friday 24 NovemberChristchurch school library tour
Download high-res collection images and use them however you want.
Due to the Kaikoura earthquakes, some of our collections were not available for research.
We are pleased to announce that most of the collections are now accessible and able to be ordered.
Uncover the history of New Zealand held in its maps
Visit to learn about New Zealand's maps, from Polynesian navigation and the charting and surveying of Aotearoa, to modern developments in topographics and digital mapping.
A recently digitised gem from New Zealand’s musical past.
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