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Alexander Turnbull Library centenary

Find out about Alexander Turnbull and his incredible gift to New Zealand. Help us remember and celebrate Turnbull and the Library with our 2018 centenary celebrations.
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Who was Alexander Turnbull?
'Most generous bequest'
Coloured book covers from the Turnbull collection
New Zealand’s national documentary heritage
Turnbull Library collections

Celebrate with us

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Hair in the Turnbull Collections
Death and Desire

Writing inspired by Alexander Turnbull

Robert and Alexander Turnbull seated and surrounded by a variety of artifacts.
Alexander Turnbull surrounded by a variety of artifacts 
Turnbull on the blog

What's going on?

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Competition closed for 2018, winners announced 14 Sept 
Smart Alex writing competition