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 in early 2021. During this period we do not have access to materials for client supply and our team will not be able to respond to any enquiries until the move is complete.

If you have any further questions, please email amps@auckland.ac.nz

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

 

Formerly known as the Archive of Māori and Pacific Music.


  • Search or browse the Archive index.
  • Explore by culture, iwi, performer or place, or by the featured collection of The Music of Samoa.

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

  • Currently AMPS is housed with Social Sciences – Te Puna Mārama in building 206 which is about to undergo a significant refurbishment.
  • As a result, AMPS need to pack its significant collection of taonga to prepare for the move.
  • The collection will therefore be unavailable until early next year and AMPS staff will be not be able to provide assistance with queries.

Visits by appointment - closed until 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: Room 820, Level 8, Human Sciences Building, 10 Symonds Street, Auckland
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