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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West Meets East

Images of China and Japan, 1570 to 1920.

West Meets East is based on a physical exhibition curated by Special Collections, that was on display…

Contributors: Various collectors

Dr Hocken's Original Pictures


This showcase offers a representational sample of the pictures that Dr T. M. Hocken gave in trust for the people of New Zealand. At the time of his…

Contributors: Dr T. M. Hocken

William Cowper Initials


These historiated initials were created by William Cowper for his atlas of human myology, the Myotomia Reformata. Cowper was an 18th-century London…

Contributors: John Monro (1670-1740)

History of the University of Otago


A sample of images relating to the history of the University of Otago. This project was the result of a collaboration among the University of Otago…

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

Botanical Teaching Wallcharts


A selection of the teaching charts from the Department of Botany showcases the type of teaching resources found at the University of Otago.

Contributors: Department of Botany, University of Otago

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

Works by Colin McCahon


Colin McCahon is recognized as one of New Zealand’s foremost painters for his inventive and visionary contribution to art. He lived from 1919 to…

Contributors: Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.

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

A sketchbook by William Fox


A collection of pictures by Sir William Fox (1812-1893). These works are mainly watercolours of New Zealand landscapes and scenes, painted between…

Contributors: Dr T. M. Hocken, Sir William Fox