The Archive of Māori and Pacific Music

The Archive of Maori and Pacific Music

Welcome to the Archive of Māori & Pacific Music

The physical location of the Archive of Māori and Pacific Music is closed until further notice due to an electrical fire in the building. It is not expected to re-open before the end of June 2018.

Staff are still available via email (Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm) to assist with requests for access to digitised audio and any other enquiries.

The Archive of Māori and Pacific Music comprises an ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific which is of national and international significance.

Established in 1970 to promote research into the music of the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Māori, and those of the people of the Pacific Islands, its holdings today include material from most tribal groups of New Zealand and most Pacific Islands areas, commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music, oral histories, stories and language resources.

The Archive is open to the general public as well as researchers, scholars and students.

A searchable database is being developed.

About the Archive
Collection highlights
Archive activities

Archive services
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Tagata Tangata (DVD)
PolyFest (DVD)
Archive Catalogues

Occasional Papers in Pacific   Ethnomusicology
Working Papers
Research in Anthropology and   Linguistics

Digital Collections

Fāgogo: fables from Samoa
South Pacific Arts Festival 1976
NZ Polynesian Festival,1981

Takū Islands Research
Interview with Richard Moyle


Contact: The Archive of Māori and Pacific Music