Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Celebrating Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Online exhibition

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On 7 February 1812, Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England. As a consequence, world-wide celebrations have taken place in 2012, the…

Contributors: Various collectors

Charles R. Thatcher songsters

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Examples of the songsters by colonial-era lyricist and satirical wit Charles R. Thatcher held at Hocken Collections.

Charting the Land on the Ocean: Pacific Exploration, 1520-1876. Online exhibition

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On 28 November 1520, Magellan sailed through the straits that would bear his name into the great expansive waters he dubbed ‘Mar Pacifico’. His…

Contributors: Various collectors

Cultivating Gardens: Practical gardening advice through the ages. Online exhibition

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Botanists rely on floras, and apothecaries on herbals for the critical task of plant identification. Gardeners need practical advice as well as…

Dr Hocken's Original Pictures

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This showcase offers a representational sample of the pictures that Dr T. M. Hocken gave in trust for the people of New Zealand. At the time of his…

Contributors: Dr T. M. Hocken

Enlarging the prospects of happiness: European travel writing through the ages. Online exhibition

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Discoveries of new places, customs and climates always fascinate. While few of us possess the stamina, courage or funds to undertake marvellous or…

Ephemera from the Hocken Collections

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This is a sample of ephemera from the Hocken Collections.

Exhibition posters from the Hocken Collections

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Posters from exhibitions in the gallery of the Hocken Collections.

Fashion Rules OK. Online exhibition

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Food, drink, and other products packaging

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Examples of twentieth century food packaging from the Hocken Collections.