Auckland Libraries: Heritage Pacific collections

Heritage Pacific collections

Ngā kohinga taonga tuku iho o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

All libraries hold a selection of Pacific materials including heritage resources. The number and range of resources reflects the size of the Pacific community it serves.

A range of Pacific family history materials is held in Research Central  at the Central City Library, including a collection of microfilms of some of the registers (births, deaths and marriages) for various Pacific nations.

The research centres hold selections of reference books, periodicals, and other published materials relating to Pacific history and society, and Pacific communities in New Zealand.

Research South also collects current New Zealand based Pacific newspapers when available. Titles include New Zealand Pacific and Samoa Times.

A number of significant Pacific collections are also included in the Sir George Grey Special Collections at Central City Library.


Key online resources



Samoan Congregational Church, Wiri, 1985