Digitised collections

Locally created digital collections include text, image, audio and video formats, and are either born digital or digitised from the original.

The Anthropology photographic Archive is currently unavailable via the University of Auckland. This is a temporary action to safeguard the content and systems from cybersecurity risk. During this time, you are still able to access and search images from this collection via the Digital New Zealand Website. If you require access to digital images, or are seeking permission to reproduce images for publication, please contact Cultural Collections with relevant item details including the URL line from the Digital NZ record.
The Journal of the Polynesian Society is only available to staff and students of Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland via the University's authentication systems. This is a temporary action to safeguard the content and systems from cybersecurity risk. During this time if you are unaffiliated with the University please request Journal of the Polynesian Society articles via your local library interloan system.

Digitisation Activities: Best Practice Guidelines provide a framework for digitisation projects and activities.

Anthropology Photographic Archive

Anthropology Photographic Archive

The database contains a selection of digitised images from the Department of Anthropology Photographic Archive, the University of Auckland. It contains over 50,000 social anthropology and archaeology photographs from New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Western Samoa, the Solomon Islands and Tokelau.

Archive of Maori and Pacific MusicArchive of Māori and Pacific Sound

The Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound comprises the world's largest ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific. Two collections of festival activities are currently online - the 1976 South Pacific Arts Festival and the 1981 New Zealand Polynesian Festival. The digital collections includes video clips, audio clips, photographs, colour slides, programmes, leaflets and song texts.
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Anthropology Photographic ArchiveBookshelf Collection

The Bookshelf (Digitised Texts Collection), developed by staff at the University of Auckland Library, provides keyword-searchable online versions of a variety of books, journals and newsletters. Selection criteria include relevance for New Zealand and Pacific studies, existing availability and functionality online, and anticipated usage. Material created at the University of Auckland is given further priority. The individual titles are catalogued with direct links in the University of Auckland Library Catalogue.

Broadsheet, New Zealand's Feminist Magazine, 1972-1997Broadsheet, New Zealand's Feminist Magazine, 1972-1997

Broadsheet was produced in Auckland from 1972 to 1997 by the Broadsheet Collective. Topics covered include politics, class, sexuality, abortion, the arts and Māori sovereignty. The magazine was very influential in advancing social and political ideas, and is an important source for the social history of the period.

Early New Zealand BooksEarly New Zealand Books

The ENZB database has the full text of over 500 books about New Zealand from 1642 to around 1870 including subsequently published diaries and letters from the period. The text can be searched by keyword and the database includes an index of variant spellings.

The individual books are also discoverable in the Library Catalogue.

Early New Zealand StatutesEarly New Zealand Statutes

Early New Zealand Statutes is an open access collection of assent versions of New Zealand ordinances and statutes covering 100 years law-making from 1841. Subsequent amendments to amend or repeal any of these laws are not noted on the assent versions.

A downloadable PDF file has been created for every Ordinance or Act. The text of all or some of the statutes can be searched with the Search and or Advanced Search functions. The collection can also be browsed by year. Optical character recognition of the text is approximately 95% accurate.

Fāgogo: fables from SamoaFāgogo: fables from Samoa

Presents selected Samoan fables from a large collection recorded in Samoa in the 1960s by Richard Moyle as part of a survey of traditional forms of music.

History of the University of AucklandHistory of the University of Auckland

PDF texts of centennial histories of faculties and departments, and photographs of staff and buildings.

The History of the University of Auckland photograph collection is on the move to a new digital home and is temporarily unavailable. Watch this space, but in the meantime queries can be directed to the University Archives and Records Management team.

Auckland University College First World War Roll of Honour

Created during the First World War, the Auckland University College Roll of Honour contains information about 720 past and present students and staff who enlisted.

Journal of the Polynesian SocietyJournal of the Polynesian Society

The Polynesian Society is a non-profit organization based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Founded in 1892, the Society’s aim was the scholarly study of past and present New Zealand Māori and other Pacific Island peoples and cultures. It has pursued this aim primarily through the Journal of the Polynesian Society, a quarterly publication begun at the Society’s inception and enduring to the present.

The early issues of the Journal contain a rich repository of indigenous texts and traditions contributed by Pacific peoples, as well as by missionaries and other sojourners, often published in local languages with English translations. Among the scholars who have long contributed articles to the journal are social/cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, linguists and physical/biological anthropologists working in Micronesia and Melanesia, as well as Polynesia. More recently they have been joined by sociologists, political scientists, economists and other scholars.

Lander, Maureen. (2001?). Muka kete. Record 599857. Māori Feather and Fibre Taonga in Museums Collection, The University of Auckland Library. [Image].  Source: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. http://digitool.auckland.ac.nz/R/-?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=599857&silo_library=GEN01Māori Feather and Fibre Taonga in Museums Collection

​Detailed images of flax, kiekie and lacebark objects from museums in New Zealand and Britain, photographed by Maureen Lander. The focus is on details of their construction.

The Māori Feather and Fibre Taonga in Museums Collection has been decommissioned and all digital objects and metatdata have been returned to the photographer for their personal archive.

NZEPC - New Zealand Electronic Poetry CentreNZEPC - New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre

The New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) is a project based at the University of Auckland to set up an electronic gateway to poetry resources in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific region. It aims to coordinate existing archival and publishing information, and to present some full-text electronic publication of poetry and commentary, in consultation with authors and their publishers. nzepc also promotes live poetry events and is committed to extending and documenting locations for poetry in the digital environment and its real-world counterpart. The site was established in July 2001.

New Zealand Journal of HistoryNew Zealand Journal of History

The New Zealand Journal of History is New Zealand's premier journal for academic writing on New Zealand history and includes contributions from New Zealand's most famous historians. It has been published twice yearly since 1967.

Oral HistoriesOral Histories

Oral histories relating to the University of Auckland.

These digital objects have been moved to the Manuscripts and Archives collections.

Public lectures, seminars and interviewsPublic lectures, seminars and interviews

Video and audio of public lectures, seminars and interviews from the University of Auckland. Primarily locally produced for public use but note that some content may be restricted to staff and students of the University as stipulated in the recording agreements.

These digital objects have been moved to the Manuscripts and Archives collections.

Smithyman OnlineSmithyman Online

Smithyman Online: Collected Poems 1943-1995 by Kendrick Smithyman. Edited and with notes by Margaret Edgcumbe and Peter Simpson.

The purpose of this website is to make available as widely as possible the life's work of one of New Zealand's most prolific poets, in the form in which he wished it to be preserved. Poems may be browsed or search, and there is a chronology of Smithyman's life. There is also a section for the publication of articles or notes about his work, and readers are invited to submit material to be considered for publication in this section.

University of Auckland Research Repository, ResearchSpaceUniversity of Auckland Research Repository, ResearchSpace

The University of Auckland Research Repository, ResearchSpace, is a digital repository or online archive for the University of Auckland, and contains full-text theses and other research outputs.

The Research Repository is harvested in a controlled way with copyright protection for authors by all the major search engines, including NZresearch.org, which is a web gateway to open-access research documents produced at universities, polytechnics, and other research institutions throughout New Zealand.