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View the items in Aliens, Androids, & Unicorns: The Hal Salive Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection. Online exhibition
Joseph William Mellor (1869-1938) was an Otago graduate who became a ceramicist, a cartoonist, and, more importantly, a famous chemist. Indeed, his…
View the items in The World of Joseph W. Mellor (1869-1938): Chemist, Ceramicist & Cartoonist. Online exhibition.
Sheet music relating to WWI (1914-1918)
Hocken Collections' sheet music relating to The Great War of 1914-1918 (WWI) is a select group of (mostly)…
View the items in Sheet music of World War I
Botany is a 21st century subject built on a rich heritage contributed to and developed by many. Although botany was taught at the University of Otago…
View the items in Botany: Our Heritage, Our Future. A Celebration of Teaching and Research at the University of Otago. Online Exhibition
‘A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see.’ - Dr…
View the items in Viva l'Italia: A Regional Romp through Italy. Online exhibition
The phrase 'Make it New' is frequently used in defining a key feature of modernism – its novelty – and is often regarded as influential and…
View the items in Make It New! Modernism & the Medieval Presence. Online exhibition
The rare book collection in Special Collections at the University of Otago grows - slowly and surely - by purchase and donation. With these new…
View the items in Rare Delights III: Recent Additions to Special Collections. Online Exhibition
Images from the Scientific Expedition Reports held in Special Collections at the University of Otago.
View the items in Scientific Expedition Reports - Special Collections
The School of Physiotherapy is immensely proud of the contribution its graduates have made to health in the wider community over the 100 years since…
View the items in Reaching Out: Celebrating 100 years of Otago Physiotherapy Graduates, 1913-2013. Online exhibition
This is a sample of ephemera from the Hocken Collections.
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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…
View the items in Maths, Politics & Concrete: The Legacy of the Classical World. Online exhibition
In 2013 the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago celebrates its 50th Jubilee, a milestone that also represents 50 years of a degree…
View the items in From Apprentice to Graduate: 50 years of pharmacy education at the University of Otago, 1963-2013. Online exhibition
View the items in The Wake of Thor
The private press books on show are all hand-crafted: printed on fine paper, bound individually, limited in issue number, and almost all contain fine…
View the items in 41 Stunning Books: A selection of modern private press books. Online exhibition
Discoveries of new places, customs and climates always fascinate. While few of us possess the stamina, courage or funds to undertake marvellous or…
View the items in Enlarging the prospects of happiness: European travel writing through the ages. Online exhibition
12 September - 28 November 2002 ~ de Beer Gallery
Central Library, University of Otago
Through the last five hundred years, ancient ruins have…
View the items in Unpacking Ruins: architecture from antiquity. Online exhibition
Botanists rely on floras, and apothecaries on herbals for the critical task of plant identification. Gardeners need practical advice as well as…
View the items in Cultivating Gardens: Practical gardening advice through the ages. Online exhibition
View the items in From Pigskin to Paper: The Art and Craft of Bookbinding. Online exhibition
On 7 February 1812, Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England. As a consequence, world-wide celebrations have taken place in 2012, the…
View the items in Celebrating Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Online exhibition
On 28 November 1520, Magellan sailed through the straits that would bear his name into the great expansive waters he dubbed ‘Mar Pacifico’. His…
View the items in Charting the Land on the Ocean: Pacific Exploration, 1520-1876. Online exhibition
"E kore e ngaro; te kakano i ruia mai i Ra' iatea.
I shall never be lost; the seed that was sown from Ra' iatea."
The image of a waka en passage…
View the items in He Tirohanga Ki Muri: A View of the Past
A sample of the works by James Brown held in Hocken Collections.
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A sample of the works by Ralph Hotere held in Hocken Collections.
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A sample of the works by Joseph Jenner Merrett held in Hocken Collections.
View the items in Works of Joseph Jenner Merrett