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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. The next exhibition, Playful pop-up books, will feature 24 stunning examples of moveable and pop-up books from the Sir George Grey Special Collections.
Join us for this fun, free activity for kids and families in the city this summer, from 12 December 2018 to 3 March 2019.
Dive into our fun reading challenges this summer & be in to win the hottest prizes.
Rēhita mai mō Kia Māia te Whai!
Find out which days your library is open over the summer holidays.
Register for our free summer reading programme!
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