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Hocken Collections

90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-479 8868
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Dunedin's best kept secret

Wonderful resource, amazing collections. This Library/Gallery/Archive is a wonderful nationwide... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
Kris s
A Treasure Trove of History, Photos and Written Archives

Found Hocken Library while travelling past - had previously used the online website of Hocken... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
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Founded in 1910 and part of the University of Otago, the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hakena, is a research library, historical archive and art gallery, which holds nationally important collections of archives, paintings, photographs, books and maps, focusing on New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica. The Hocken is home to over 17,000 art works, 2 million photographs & 10km of archives General tours of the Hocken Collections are held every Wednesday at 11am and 2pm. These take approximately 50 minutes and no bookings are required.
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  • Average14%
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20 Dec 2016
“Dunedin's best kept secret”
16 Mar 2016
“A Treasure Trove of History, Photos and Written Archives”
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90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-479 8868
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Wonderful resource, amazing collections. This Library/Gallery/Archive is a wonderful nationwide resource. Make sure you take the time to have a really good look and if you don't know Ask!

Thank Kris s
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Found Hocken Library while travelling past - had previously used the online website of Hocken Library so it was a must to visit. Absolutely a great place for family history research and history research for Otago Area. The staff were extremely helpful and very knowledgeable...More

Thank 763anne
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I always visit this place. It takes me back in history and its is so interestint. You can trace your ancesters here as well. A great attraction.

Thank Paula1234567890
Reviewed 1 December 2013

This is a great library for old-school information on the local area and attractions. It is a red only library and the staff are very strict with protocol, however they are always more than happy to help out.

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

An experienced researcher, I visited The Hocken for the first time last month. I was impressed. Unlike some archives, the desk and research staff were friendly and welcoming, although some of the younger research staff did not listen very well. I realise they do not...More

1  Thank whosemother
Reviewed 23 April 2013

We went to the library, to the McNab Room especially, to gather genealogy information. Malcolm was the man who helped us extensively by gathering information that we would have found hard/impossible to get elsewhere.

Thank JKNZ1
Reviewed 18 September 2012

One of Dunedin's great attractions, a collection of NZ's most significant artworks . Literary works of national and international significance, and a dedicated and expert staff who care. Definitely worth a visit, and then many more

Thank tropichet
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Great for genealogy they have a huge range of source documentation

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Was taken on a tour, and what an amazing place. It has millions [if not zillions] of articles for show and for research.

Thank MrsJenNZ
Reviewed 18 February 2012

the combination of manuscript, library and pictorial collections is a pleasure to work with

Thank 479David
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