Links - history institutions

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National Collections

  • Alexander Turnbull Library holds New Zealand's national heritage documentary heritage collections.  The Turnbull Library collections are based on Turnbull's personal collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, paintings and sketches, and over time the collections have grown to contain millions of items. These include books, magazines and journals, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, music, websites, and unique archival collections such as original manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, paintings, drawings, prints, and cartoons.  Collections can be accessed via the National Library Online Channel, where you can browse more than 300,000 New Zealand and Pacific images. Other online resources include PapersPast, an online collection of 19th century newspapers, Tiaki an online search facility that provides detailed access to descriptions of archival collections.  Using the Alexander Turnbull Library provides guidance on how to access the collections. See also the Friends of the Turnbull Library website.
  • Parliamentary Library

Public Libraries:

University Collections


  • Te Puna Library Directory - Links to all other major libraries, including key business collections.
  • Digital NZ - Search across more than 28 million digital items to discover New Zealand treasures such as amazing aerial photos, posters and memorabilia, newspaper clippings, artworks, and publications. 

Central/Local Government

Historical Associations



How to cite this page

'History-related institutions links', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Feb-2022