Auckland Libraries: Heritage music

Heritage music

He Puoro tuku iho

The material in our music heritage collections is of historic interest, and relates to the development of New Zealand music.

Sheet music collection

We have a comprehensive collection of New Zealand sheet music. From the original manuscript of God defend New Zealand to contemporary classics. 


This collection can be found at Sir George Grey Special Collections



New Zealand sound recordings collection

You’ll find a diverse collection of recordings by New Zealand artists in a variety of formats (vinyl, cassettes, CDs) in the Heritage Collections at the Central City Library. There are duplicate copies of most reference materials in the lending collection.


This collection can be found at Sir George Grey Special Collections



Made in Auckland collection

The Made in Auckland collection features unsigned artists across multiple genres, reflecting the creative output of local musicians from 2005 – 2012.


You can’t borrow the CDs but can listen to them in the library on request.


This collection can be found at Sir George Grey Special Collections



Māori music

Material for researching Māori music is available in Te Kohinga Matua collection at Research Central



Original music and words to God defend New Zealand.

Original music and words to God Defend New Zealand.