The Seekers

A DigitalNZ Story by Ashleigh

"There is nothing for it but to try and see through our missions to the end, as best we can, for until we do so, we will be permitted no calm.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans Many of these images show the fortitude – the patience, perseverance, and concentration – of those who are searching for something or someone. Others show the exhaustion and sadness of people who haven't found what they’re looking for. A few of these images show relief.

Police searching Minnie Dean's garden

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Searching for the magnetic pole

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

(Sheep musterer with horse and lone sheep)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Digging up rabbit holes

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Cyril Lee-Johnson, Northland

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Lassie

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Search dog and handler

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Woman hunter

Alexander Turnbull Library

Search party for lost tramper

Alexander Turnbull Library

Pacific migrants

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

In search of Oblivion

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki