Māori collections are held at the majority of libraries across the region. They include both current and heritage materials.
Sir George Grey New Zealand Māori manuscripts and letters.
Other New Zealand manuscripts like an 1840 copy of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Kōti Whenua Māori minute books 1865-1975.
Waitangi Tribunal reports.
Māori newspapers 1842-present.
Māori photographs, tribal histories, maps, whakapapa and whānau reunion books.
Māori Births and Deaths Index to 1961, Māori Marriages Index 1952 and Māori Elector's Roll 1909 and 1918.
Held in Sir George Grey Special Collections these manuscripts collected and donated by George Grey are often the first reference for scholars writing and researching Māori subjects. These records can now be viewed at Kura Heritage Collections Online.
Sir George Grey's collection of books printed in te reo Māori are housed in the Sir George Grey Special Collections. Includes some very rare publications, including the first book printed in New Zealand - Ko te katekihama III (The third catechism).
Books in te reo Māori that were not donated by George Grey. Part of the Heritage Collections housed in Sir George Grey Special Collections.
A comprehensive collection at Research Central that includes:
Māori Land Court Minute Books
Raupatu Document Bank
Waitangi Tribunal reports
facsimile copies of the Grey Māori mauscripts.
A specialist collection at Research South that includes:
Kōti Whenua Māori minute books on microfilm from 1865 to 1975
Turton’s Māori Land Deeds on microfiche
Māori electoral rolls
Journals of the Polynesian Society.
This collection brings together material in te reo Māori and relating to tikanga Māori. It is housed in the New Zealand Collection at Takapuna Library. Resources include:
niupepa (1842 - 1933 held on microfiche)
some Waitangi Tribunal reports.
An extensive collection held at Research West, Waitākere Central Library.
Key online resources
Provides access to information found in the minute books from 1865 to 1910.
Academic content on the treaty including previously out-of-print works from wider New Zealand publishing.
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