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Tiaki is now available

Tiaki is the new system that manages our unpublished collections and has replaced our previous system, TAPUHI, which was developed over 20 years ago.

Find out more about Tiaki

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Performed by Johnny Wade

A recently digitised gem from New Zealand’s musical past.

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Turnbull Rare Books

Beautiful and unique highlights from the collections, now on Tumblr!

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Become an oral historian

Oral history advice and workshops to get you started, or hone your skills.

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Look after special items

Learn how to take care of your precious photographs, books, and digital documents with advice from the National Preservation Office.

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