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Blackbird's song

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Performed by Master Lex MacDonald.

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

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Goodbye to all that

Goodbye to all that: Armistice 1918. People running a race holding buckets of water.

Relief, joy and sadness.

Visit us to find out how people coped when WW1 ended.

Preservation advice

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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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Our books in your hands

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Our strategic directions

Turning knowledge into value: this is the National Library's strategic direction to 2030.

See how we're aiming for big changes in taonga, knowledge, and reading.

Read the strategy