In the spotlight: The University of Otago Library's Hocken Collections

The spotlight shines again, this time on a recently added collection of beautiful digital content from the University of Otago Library's Hocken Collections!

The Hocken Collections is a library collection of national significance.  The Collections include books, ephemera, posters, newspapers, journals, music, maps, and heaps more on the history and culture of New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica.  There is a special emphasis on the Otago and Southland regions of New Zealand.  

Among the wealth of amazing content, we've handpicked a few favourite items from the Collections now available through DigitalNZ.


Cataloguing Department, University of Otago. Hocken Collections Archives - 96-111/17.


St George’s Bay, Auckland. Mr Blackett’s grounds and St Barnabas Church, William Fox, 1856. Hocken Pictorial Collections - 82/62.


The Gold fields of Otago, A.H.'s Jottings 1865 with Lithographic Illustrations. Alan Houston, 1865. Hocken Collections Archives - Misc-MS-1413.  


The Premier, while in Dunedin, takes a jaunt on the electric cars. Guy Morris, 1904. Hocken Pictorial Collections.


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Hi there. I am just wondering if there is any way I could see the diary of Alan Houston in a readable form? His handwriting if difficult to read and it would be of great help to me if I could see the writing in any other form. Thanks

--Rebecca Pringle • 2013-03-03 00:00:00 UTC

Hi Rebecca, Get in touch with the good folk at the University of Otago Library:

--Fiona Fieldsend (DigitalNZ) • 2013-03-03 00:00:00 UTC