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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…
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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…
Dr T. M. Hocken
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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…
John Monro (1670-1740)
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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…
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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…
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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.
Department of Botany, University of Otago
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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…
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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…
Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.
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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…
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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…
Dr T. M. Hocken, Sir William Fox
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A sample of the works by John Turnbull Thomson (1821-1884) held in Hocken Collections.
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A sample of the works by Doris Lusk (1916-1990) held in Hocken Collections.
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A sample of the works by Joseph Jenner Merrett held in Hocken Collections.
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A sample of the works by Ralph Hotere held in Hocken Collections.
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A sample of the works by James Brown held in Hocken Collections.
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"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…
View the items in He Tirohanga Ki Muri: A View of the Past
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
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
View the items in From Pigskin to Paper: The Art and Craft of Bookbinding. 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
12 September - 28 November 2002 ~ de Beer Gallery
Central Library, University of Otago
Through the last five hundred years, ancient ruins have…
View the items in Unpacking Ruins: architecture from antiquity. Online exhibition
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
The private press books on show are all hand-crafted: printed on fine paper, bound individually, limited in issue number, and almost all contain fine…
View the items in 41 Stunning Books: A selection of modern private press books. Online exhibition
View the items in The Wake of Thor
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…
View the items in From Apprentice to Graduate: 50 years of pharmacy education at the University of Otago, 1963-2013. Online exhibition