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 Treaty of Waitangi.
Māori Land Court minute books 1865-1975.
Waitangi Tribunal reports.
Māori newspapers 1842-present.
Māori photographs, tribal histories, maps,
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.
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:
Māori Land Court 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.
A special collection covering Māori language, history and culture held at
Northcote Library. Resources include:
books, magazines, newspapers, microfiche
resource file – Te Kete Mātauranga.
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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