We have an extensive collection of Pacific resources and materials, including items in Pacific languages, resources in English about Pacific nations and bilingual material.
All community libraries have a selection of Pacific items, in various formats including DVDs, music CDs, magazines and books.
The collections support children, teens and adults in the maintenance of their first language and culture, as well as fulfilling literacy, leisure and recreational needs.
We have books in:
Books in Pacific languages move around the libraries. These are “floating” collections – the book will be kept at whichever library it gets returned to.
Our heritage and research collections include a range of Pacific materials:
family history (e.g. microfilms of birth, death and marriage registers)
magazines and newspapers
manuscripts relating to Pacific history and society and Pacific communities in New Zealand.
These collections are held at Research Central and Research South.
Includes historical photos of a number of Pacific countries, particularly those with close links to New Zealand.
Includes a selection of images of Pacific people and communities in South Auckland and North Waikato. This collection can now be viewed in Kura Heritage Collections Online.
A selection of significant and representative events from the history of the former Manukau City and nearby areas. This collection can now be viewed in Kura Heritage Collections Online.
Browse the Samoan collection of images on Auckland Libraries Historypin.
Read the blog post about Pacific people and heritage materials at Auckland Libraries.
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