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The Sir George Grey Special Collections are named after the 19th century Governor of New Zealand whose significant gift forms the basis of the collection.
Visitors will find maps, manuscripts, music, photographs, ephemera and valuable rare books. It is a valuable resource for academics, students and researchers of New Zealand history and biography. Much of the heritage collections can be viewed online.
Lithograph of Auckland presented to George Grey in 1863 by the artist, British soldier Frederick Stack.
Mansion House, the Grey family's residence on Kawau Island.
A rare copy of William Blake's self-printed poem Europe.
The centre curates four exhibitions each year. Visit the Level 2 gallery at Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero - Central City Library to explore the work of Hokianga photographer, Charles Peet Dawes, including images from a collection of glass plate negatives recently acquired and digitised by Auckland Libraries.
Charlie Dawes: Everybody's artist photographer runs from 31 May - 18 August.
Celebrate Matariki with us from 22 Pipiri - 14 Hōngongoi with special events that acknowledge the pūrākau (stories) of Waikato Tainui.
Enjoy great novels and popular nonfiction titles in our list of guaranteed available eBooks.
6- 14 July. From exciting events to engaging reads, we've got you covered over the school holidays!
Explore the wealth of Auckland Libraries' heritage collections.
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