Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound

The Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound is moving

The Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound is currently being relocated. We expect this relocation to be complete mid-2021. During this period we have limited access to our collection and are only able to assist with requests about archives that have been digitised.

Promoting knowledge and understanding of Māori and Pacific peoples through sound.

 

Browse the archive or request a specific recording. You can explore by culture, iwi, performer or place, or by the featured collection of The Music of Samoa. Our request service is available to researchers, students and the general public


The Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound (AMPS) is on the move

  • Previously AMPS was housed with Social Sciences – Te Puna Mārama in building 206 which is now undergoing a significant refurbishment.
  • As a result, we have had to move our significant collection of taonga.
  • Currently, we are only able to assist with queries about collections that have already been digitised. Request item(s).

Visits by appointment - closed until mid 2021

  • Visits are welcome but are by appointment only as audiovisual recordings take time to source and prepare for listening. 
  • Much of the collection is not yet in the digital domain.
  • The staff will then advise you concerning availability and appointment times.

Explore selected collections online

Fāgogo: fables from Samoa

Fāgogo: fables from Samoa

Recorded in Samoan in the 1960s by Richard Moyle as part of a survey of traditional forms of music. They are intended to allow the student of Samoan language to learn as a Samoan child primarily does – by listening. See also the publication Fāgogo : fables from Samoa in Samoan and English.


South Pacific Arts Festival 1976South Pacific Arts Festival 1976

Held in Rotorua, New Zealand. The collection includes video and audio clips, photographs, colour slides, programmes, leaflets and song texts.


New Zealand Polynesian Festival 1981New Zealand Polynesian Festival 1981

Held at the Avondale Racecourse, Auckland, New Zealand, February 6,7,8, 1981. The collection includes video and audio clips, photographs, colour slides, programmes, leaflets and song texts.


Takū Islands ResearchTakū Islands Research

Recordings of the language, and traditional religious and cultural practices, by Richard Moyle. Watch an interview with Richard Moyle, where he discusses ethnomusicology, his Takū Islands research and the Archive.


Contact information

Physical address (temporary): Old Choral Hall, 7 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010
Postal address: Archive Of Māori & Pacific Sound, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92109, Auckland 1142
Phone: +64 9 923 5008
Email: amps@auckland.ac.nz