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Items in Sir George Grey Special Collections, featuring the Rossdhu Book of Hours.

Sir George Grey Special Collections

Auckland Libraries' Sir George Grey Special Collections is one of New Zealand's three major heritage collections. Read more

7-C1931, Heritage Images. Detail from an image of Kowhaiwhai from John Henry Menzies' 'Maori patterns painted and carved'.

Māori collections

Māori collections are held at the majority of libraries across the region. They include both heritage collections and current use lending and reference collections. Read more

JTD-14A-04446, Local History Online. Shops in Station Road, Henderson, 1932.

Local history

The Auckland Libraries’ research centres hold a wide range of local history resources and can provide expert librarian help. Read more

JMB0036, Local History Online. Barr family members in open top buggy, "Beresford", near Kakanui, northern Kaipara Harbour.

Family history

Interested in genealogy? Auckland Libraries has an extensive collection of resources for family history research. Read more

Manurewa resident Peter Stichbury, the well-known New Zealand potter, interviewed in June 2004 about his life and work (MNP OH7)

Oral history

The research centres and Sir George Grey Special Collections are home to substantial collections of oral history recordings. Read more

Manukau Libraries, Waiuku Advocate and Franklin County Chronicle, Thursday, June 18, 1914 (1p).

Newspapers

The research centres house a comprehensive collection of historical, and soon-to-be historical newspapers. Read more

Footprints 19. Family fun at Maraetai Beach, 1926.

Photographs

Highlights of Auckland Libraries' heritage photograph collections include portraits, landscapes, cityscapes and images from newspapers. Read more

Manukau Libraries Ephemera, Transport, 3/6/05, o/s. Detail of certificate presented to John Edward Taylor, 3 June 1905.

Ephemera

Ephemera collections include items intended to have a limited life-span, such as programmes, posters, tickets, flyers and cards. Read more

NZMS241. T and A Potter (Firm). Book of recipes for dyeing wools.

Manuscripts

There are manuscripts and community archives held at Special Collections, the research centres and several community libraries.  Read more

7-C1972, Heritage Images. Giovanni Belzoni. Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids... 1820.

Rare books

Auckland Libraries holds a number of important collections of rare books, ranging from Sir George Grey's collection to contemporary private press publications. Read more

NZ Map 516, Maps Online. Detail, New Zealand lighthouse chart of general coast and principal harbour lights, 1900.

Maps

The research centres and reference collections hold a number of maps of current and historical interest.  Read more

Tapa cloth.

Pacific collections

Pacific collections are held at the majority of libraries across the region. They include both heritage collections and current use lending and reference collections. Read more

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