Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller | OUR Heritage

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John Turnbull Thomson


A sample of the works by John Turnbull Thomson (1821-1884) held in Hocken Collections.

Contributors: Various collectors

Keeping it in the Family: British and Irish Literary Generations, 1770-1930. Online exhibition

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Kinder Photographs


The Hocken holds the pre-eminent collection of John Kinder photographs in New Zealand. Gifted to the Library in 1922 by the artist's niece, Olga…

Contributors: Olga McCurdie

Lantern Slides


A collection of lantern slides used for cinema advertising.

Lantern slides are hand-drawn, painted, or photographic images on glass, intended for…

Contributors: Various collectors

Letterheads and Billheads

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This collection has been compiled from examples held in the Hocken collections. They are a sample of designs typical of the period 1870-1950. Many…

Contributors: Various collectors

Make It New! Modernism & the Medieval Presence. Online exhibition

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The phrase 'Make it New' is frequently used in defining a key feature of modernism – its novelty – and is often regarded as influential and…

Contributors: Various collectors

Manuscripts held in Special Collections

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Contributors: Special Collections, University of Otago

Maths, Politics & Concrete: The Legacy of the Classical World. Online exhibition

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The classicist Richard Hingley wrote ‘the Classical past retains a highly significant relationship to the present’. It is true that no cultural…

Contributors: Various collectors

Medical Marvels: Treasures from the Health Sciences Library. Online exhibition

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Contributors: Historical Collections, Health Sciences Library, University of Otago

Moving to the Left: The Art and Development of the Frontispiece. Online exhibition

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