Dominion Museum (N.Z.)

National Art Gallery and Museum (N.Z.)

Established in 1865 as the Colonial Museum. First director James Hector. First building was on Museum Street. behind Parliament, in Thorndon, Wellington. After New Zealand became a dominion in 1907, the museum became known as the Dominion Museum.

The new building in Buckle Street was formally opened on 1 August 1936 by Governor-General Viscount Galway. The original plans for the Buckle Street building were never completed and by the 1980s storage had reached capacity in 1994 construction began on a new building on Wellington's waterfront.

While the Dominion Museum (later called the National Museum from 1973) and National Art Gallery had shared the Buckle Street building since 1936, the two remained separate entities until the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992 incorporated the two.

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa), which incorporated the art gallery and museum, moved out of Buckle Street in 1996. Their new waterfront home opened on 14 February 1998.

Since 2001, the Buckle Street building has been the premises of Massey University (Wellington Campus).

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Date: n d From: McNab, Robert, 1864-1917 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0047-73 Description: Rough lists of contents of National history collection for boxes 1, 2 and 3 of McNab's collection of papers compiled prior to transfer of collection to ATL. ...
Date: [ca 1932] From: Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper Ref: 1/2-088047-G Description: Photograph taken ca 1932 by an Evening Post staff photographer Source of descriptive information - Notes in negative register. Image not seen by cataloguer....
Date: 1961 From: Falla, Robert Alexander (Sir), 1901-1979 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-2366-289
Display cabinets containing Maori artifacts in the Dominion Museum, Wellington
Date: [ca 1936] From: Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper Ref: PAColl-6301-27 Description: Display cabinets containing Maori artifacts in the Dominion Museum, Wellington, circa 1936. Photographer unidentified. Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic...
Date: 1946-1968 From: Cunningham, John Melville, fl 1946-1953 : Papers Ref: 2001-190-2/04 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s). Physical Description: Mss and typescripts
Date: 29/2/56 From: The Dominion :Negatives Ref: 1/2-145691-F Description: Box Misc S12
Waka on the banks of the Whanganui River
Date: [ca 1930s] From: Making New Zealand :Negatives and prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection By: Dominion Museum (N.Z.) Ref: MNZ-2639-1/2-F Description: Waka on the banks of the Whanganui River. Two lobster, or crayfish, pots are in the background. Taken by an unidentified photographer, possibly in the 1930s....
Date: 1900 - 1950 From: Various artists :[New Zealand and Australian bookplates collected by Johannes Andersen. 1800-1900s]. Ref: BOOKPLATES-Andersen-03 Description: Contains bookplates made by: Walter Crane - Alexander Turnbull (1891) A/U - Alexander Turnbull Graham Johnson - Alexander Turnbull 1912 [1896 on previous lis...
Date: 1940 - 1949 From: [Posters and other ephemera relating to Maori issues. 1890-1969] By: Dominion Museum (N.Z.) Ref: Eph-C-MAORI-1940s-01 Description: Information sheet printed on both sides. One side relates to Maori housing showing photographs of a Maori house at Wairarapa, a model village erected at the ...
Date: 1940 - 1949 By: Dominion Museum (N.Z.) Ref: Eph-C-BOTANY-1940s-01 Description: Information sheet printed on both sides. One side shows text and pictures of collecting and pressing equipment, ferns, seaweeds, gentian, orchid and raoulia....
Date: 1940 - 1949 By: Dominion Museum (N.Z.) Ref: Eph-C-BIRD-1940s-01 Description: Information sheet printed on both sides. One side has photographs and text about identification of birds and shows photographs of a heron, a gull, a hawk an...
Date: 1940 - 1949 By: Dominion Museum (N.Z.) Ref: Eph-D-MAORI-1940s-02 Description: Information sheet has two sections. The top section relates to Maori canoes - tree-felling, hollowing out. Shows a mokihi or raft, a river canoe, war canoe a...
Date: 1940 - 1949 By: Dominion Museum (N.Z.) Ref: Eph-D-MAORI-1940s-01 Description: Information sheet shows information and illustration of two topics. The upper part relates to Maori housing showing photographs of a Maori house at Wairarapa...
Date: 1870 - 1960 From: The Graham Bookplate Collection; bookplates collected by David H Graham. [1500-1950s] By: Dutton, Nellie, active 1922-1938; Fergusson and Mitchell (Firm); Haggett, Frank C, active 1930s; Hamilton, Augustus, 1853-1913; Hawcridge, Robert, 1866-1920; Jones, Hubert (Rev), active 1904-1950; McAuslan, Gordon S, 1913-1996; Mills, Marjory Hinemoa, 1896-1987; Norwood, R D, active 1904; Reid, E M (Miss), active 1939; Renton, David Proctor, -1945; Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930; Taylor, Ernest Mervyn, 1906-1964; Wiseman, Hilda Alexandra, 1894-1982 Ref: BOOKPLATES-GRAHAM-NZ-D Description: Arranged in boxes alphabetically according to the name of the person for whom the plate was made. Contains plates made for: I Dallas (by McAuslan, ca 1935),...
Date: 1940 - 1949 By: Dominion Museum (N.Z.) Ref: Eph-C-MUSEUM-1940s-01 Description: Information sheet printed on both sides. Both sides show photographs of life and customs of Australian Aborigines. Two copies held. Quantity: 1 b&w photo-m...
Date: 1991 From: [Posters advertising exhibitions of graphic arts and two-dimensional artworks. 1989-1993] By: Ball, Murray Hone, 1939-2017 Ref: Eph-C-GRAPHIC-ARTS-1991-01 Description: Poster shows a cartoon by Murray Ball, of the Footrot Flats character "Dog". Quantity: 1 colour art print(s). Physical Description: Screenprint, 400 x 300 mm.
Date: 1940 - 1949 From: [Posters and other ephemera relating to Maori issues. 1890-1969] By: Dominion Museum (N.Z.) Ref: Eph-C-MAORI-1940s-02 Description: Information sheet printed on both sides. One side relates to Maori canoes - tree-felling, hollowing out. Shows a mokihi or raft, a river canoe, war canoe and...
Godber, Albert Percy, 1876-1949 :[Drawings of Maori rafter patterns]. 62. Domonion Museum; 63. Putiki Church; 64. "Turongo" Ngaruawahia. [1939-1947].
Date: 1939 - 1947 From: Godber, Albert Percy, 1876-1949 :[Drawings of Maori rafter patterns or kowhaiwhai] [1939?]-1947 Ref: E-302-q-2-062/064 Description: Title of each panel is written above it. According to a slip of paper inside sketchbook 6, design no 63 is of a poupou. Quantity: 3 watercolour(s). Physica...
Godber, Albert Percy, 1876-1949 :[Drawings of Maori rafter patterns]. 71. Dominion Museum; 72. Dominion Museum; 73. Te-Puru-Kite-Ahua. Taumarunui. [1939-1947].
Date: 1939 - 1947 From: Godber, Albert Percy, 1876-1949 :[Drawings of Maori rafter patterns or kowhaiwhai] [1939?]-1947 Ref: E-302-q-3-071/073 Description: Title of each panel is written above it. Other Titles - Te Puru Ki Te Tuhua Other Titles - Te-Puru-Kite-Tuhua Quantity: 3 watercolour(s). Physical Descrip...
Godber, Albert Percy, 1876-1949 :[Drawings of Maori rafter patterns]. 19. 34W; 20. 30W; and, 21. 1W. MA1. "Pitau-a-Manaia". [1939-1947].
Date: 1939 - 1947 From: Godber, Albert Percy, 1876-1949 :[Drawings of Maori rafter patterns or kowhaiwhai] [1939?]-1947 By: Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949 Ref: E-302-q-1-019/021 Description: 19 is a form of No 22 (q.v) The white represents the pattern. No 20 is a modification of No 18 (25W) from the "Tama-te-Kapua" house at Ohinemutu. 21. is term...