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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…
View the items in Celebrating Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Online exhibition
Examples of the songsters by colonial-era lyricist and satirical wit Charles R. Thatcher held at Hocken Collections.
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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…
View the items in Charting the Land on the Ocean: Pacific Exploration, 1520-1876. Online exhibition
Botanists rely on floras, and apothecaries on herbals for the critical task of plant identification. Gardeners need practical advice as well as…
View the items in Cultivating Gardens: Practical gardening advice through the ages. Online exhibition
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…
Dr T. M. Hocken
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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…
View the items in Enlarging the prospects of happiness: European travel writing through the ages. Online exhibition
This is a sample of ephemera from the Hocken Collections.
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Posters from exhibitions in the gallery of the Hocken Collections.
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View the items in Fashion Rules OK. Online exhibition
Examples of twentieth century food packaging from the Hocken Collections.
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