Browse Collections (62 total)

From Apprentice to Graduate: 50 years of pharmacy education at the University of Otago, 1963-2013. Online exhibition

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In 2013 the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago celebrates its 50th Jubilee, a milestone that also represents 50 years of a degree…

Contributors: Various collectors

From Pigskin to Paper: The Art and Craft of Bookbinding. Online exhibition

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He Tirohanga Ki Muri: A View of the Past


"E kore e ngaro; te kakano i ruia mai i Ra' iatea.
I shall never be lost; the seed that was sown from Ra' iatea."

The image of a waka en passage…

Contributors: Various collectors

History of the University of Otago


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

Intrepid Journeys. Travelling with the Hakluyt Society. Online exhibition

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Contributors: Special Collection, University of Otago Library

John Turnbull Thomson


A sample of the works by John Turnbull Thomson (1821-1884) held in Hocken Collections.

Contributors: Various collectors

Keeping it in the Family: British and Irish Literary Generations, 1770-1930. Online exhibition

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Kinder Photographs


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

Lantern Slides


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

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

Make It New! Modernism & the Medieval Presence. Online exhibition

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The phrase 'Make it New' is frequently used in defining a key feature of modernism – its novelty – and is often regarded as influential and…

Contributors: Various collectors

Manuscripts held in Special Collections

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Contributors: Special Collections, University of Otago

Maths, Politics & Concrete: The Legacy of the Classical World. Online exhibition

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The classicist Richard Hingley wrote ‘the Classical past retains a highly significant relationship to the present’. It is true that no cultural…

Contributors: Various collectors

Medical Marvels: Treasures from the Health Sciences Library. Online exhibition

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Contributors: Historical Collections, Health Sciences Library, University of Otago

Moving to the Left: The Art and Development of the Frontispiece. Online exhibition

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Parlez-vous français? Celebrating France and the French. Online exhibition

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Contributors: Special Collections, University of Otago; Central Library, University of Otago; Private Collections

Plates of Birds Collected during the Voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger, 1873-1876

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Posters from the Hocken Collections

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Examples of posters from the Hocken Collections.

Rare Delights III: Recent Additions to Special Collections. Online Exhibition

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The rare book collection in Special Collections at the University of Otago grows - slowly and surely - by purchase and donation. With these new…

Contributors: Special Collections - University of Otago

Reaching Out: Celebrating 100 years of Otago Physiotherapy Graduates, 1913-2013. Online exhibition

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The School of Physiotherapy is immensely proud of the contribution its graduates have made to health in the wider community over the 100 years since…

Contributors: Various collectors

Scholarly Favourites. Researching in Special Collections. Online exhibition

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Scientific Expedition Reports - Special Collections

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Images from the Scientific Expedition Reports held in Special Collections at the University of Otago.

Contributors: Special Collections - University of Otago

Sheet music of World War I

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Sheet music relating to WWI (1914-1918)

Hocken Collections' sheet music relating to The Great War of 1914-1918 (WWI) is a select group of (mostly)…

Contributors: Various collectors

The Female of the Species: A Celebration of Women in History. Online exhibition

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Contributors: Curated by Romilly Smith and Dr Donald Kerr, Special Collections, University of Otago

The Melrose Library: Reflecting the Life and Works of Sir F. Truby King

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