Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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West Meets East

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Images of China and Japan, 1570 to 1920.

West Meets East is based on a physical exhibition curated by Special Collections, that was on display…

Contributors: Various collectors

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

William Cowper Initials

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These historiated initials were created by William Cowper for his atlas of human myology, the Myotomia Reformata. Cowper was an 18th-century London…

Contributors: John Monro (1670-1740)

History of the University of Otago

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A sample of images relating to the history of the University of Otago. This project was the result of a collaboration among the University of Otago…

Contributors: Various collectors

Letterheads and Billheads

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This collection has been compiled from examples held in the Hocken collections. They are a sample of designs typical of the period 1870-1950. Many…

Contributors: Various collectors

Botanical Teaching Wallcharts

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A selection of the teaching charts from the Department of Botany showcases the type of teaching resources found at the University of Otago.

Contributors: Department of Botany, University of Otago

Kinder Photographs

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The Hocken holds the pre-eminent collection of John Kinder photographs in New Zealand. Gifted to the Library in 1922 by the artist's niece, Olga…

Contributors: Olga McCurdie

Works by Colin McCahon

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Colin McCahon is recognized as one of New Zealand’s foremost painters for his inventive and visionary contribution to art. He lived from 1919 to…

Contributors: Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.

Lantern Slides

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A collection of lantern slides used for cinema advertising.

Lantern slides are hand-drawn, painted, or photographic images on glass, intended for…

Contributors: Various collectors

A sketchbook by William Fox

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A collection of pictures by Sir William Fox (1812-1893). These works are mainly watercolours of New Zealand landscapes and scenes, painted between…

Contributors: Dr T. M. Hocken, Sir William Fox