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Free public talk Thursday: Eastbourne and WWI connection

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 12:02 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

Soldiers’ reflections from the Taumaru Military Convalescent Home. 1916 – 1919 Date: Thursday, 24 March, 2016 Time: 12.10pm - 1.00pm Cost: Free Location: Te Ahumairangi, ground floor, National Library Building, Wellington 'Taumaru', situated in Lowry ... More >>

Art Exhibition to “Tell Tails” from New Zealand History

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:37 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

A new art exhibition ‘Tell Tails’ at the Alexander Turnbull Library promises visitors an exciting journey through New Zealand art and artefacts, old and new. More >>

Unpublished D. H. Lawrence manuscript discovered

Saturday, 30 March 2013, 11:11 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

A previously unknown piece by celebrated literary giant D. H. Lawrence has been discovered in papers recently made available by the Alexander Turnbull Library. More >>

Newly discovered Mansfield story in Turnbull Library

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 10:34 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

A previously unknown story by Katherine Mansfield has been discovered in papers recently made available by the Alexander Turnbull Library. More >>

Rare Māori portraits on display for the first time

Thursday, 17 January 2013, 10:21 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

For the first time since their creation 160 years ago, 22 fragile watercolour portraits of Māori will be displayed as a set in the newly-revamped National Library’s Turnbull Gallery in Wellington. More >>

Lilburn biographer wins inaugural Fellowship

Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 11:15 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

The inaugural Lilburn Research Fellowship has been awarded to Christchurch writer, composer and music publisher Philip Norman. More >>

Meet the real Wellingtonians in a new book

Monday, 17 October 2011, 1:06 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

The vaults of the Alexander Turnbull Library have been scoured to provide new insights into Wellington’s often-chequered history and the quirky characters who’ve lived there. David Colquhoun, Manuscripts Curator at the Turnbull, has selected the images ... More >>

The Wellingtonians: online exhibition from Turnbull Library

Friday, 4 February 2011, 2:00 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

The Alexander Turnbull Library has launched a new online exhibition of Wellington historical images. The Wellingtonians is a series of often-quirky pictures that capture the look and feel of Wellington and its inhabitants over the last 150 years. It is ... More >>

An Unhappy Prince In New Zealand

Thursday, 19 February 2009, 2:58 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

Those interested in a largely forgotten but fascinating episode in New Zealand history might enjoy a lunchtime talk at the National Library next week. It is to be given by David Colquhoun, Curator of Manuscripts at the Alexander Turnbull Library More >>

Turnbull Library Acquires Historic Aviation Photos

Monday, 6 August 2007, 12:29 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

The Alexander Turnbull Library has recently acquired the photographs of White’s Aviation Ltd. This collection, consisting of nearly 90,000 negatives, and 50,000 prints, significantly strengthens the Library’s coverage of 20th-century New Zealand. More >>

Parlez-Vous Française?

Wednesday, 11 July 2007, 1:01 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

Recordings of memories of French immigrants and French-speaking New Zealanders will be handed over to the Alexander Turnbull Library's Oral History Centre, in the National Library, tomorrow. More >>

Acquires 1920 NZ Letters of Edward Prince of Wales

Tuesday, 3 July 2007, 10:21 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

The Alexander Turnbull Library has just acquired letters and photographs sent by Edward Prince of Wales to his lover back in England while he was on tour in New Zealand in 1920. A sample of the letters can be seen in a small display in the Alexander ... More >>

Godley’s Map Of Gallipoli Bought By Turnbull

Thursday, 19 April 2007, 4:36 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

The Alexander Turnbull Library has recently purchased a map that was used by Major General Godley, commander of the New Zealand and A Divisions, at Gallipoli during the landings at Anzac Cove. The map was purchased from a private source in the United ... More >>

Another 'First' For The Alexander Turnbull Library

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 2:11 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

Margaret Calder was the first woman to be appointed as Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library. Her successor, Chris Szekely, represents another 'first' in the Library's history. At a combined farewell and welcome ceremony on Monday 19 March, ... More >>

Turnbull Library Acquires Unique Photo Collection

Monday, 29 January 2007, 12:14 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

The Alexander Turnbull Library has acquired a unique collection of photographs, taken in the early 20th century by Louis John Daroux (1870-1948). It provides the Library with a rich collection of images of New Zealand and the Pacific from around 1900 ... More >>

Joanne Drayton Named 2007 National Library Fellow

Thursday, 14 December 2006, 12:28 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

Art historian Joanne Drayton has been named National Library Research Fellow for 2007. Dr Drayton will use the $45,000 fellowship, which is awarded annually for research use of the Alexander Turnbull Library's resources, to research and write a biography ... More >>

Mike Walker Oral History Project Lodged At Library

Saturday, 9 December 2006, 1:54 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

Friends of well known Levin filmmaker Mike Walker, who died in 2004, gathered at the Alexander Turnbull Library last week with oral historian Pip Oldham to hand over a set of oral history recordings. Originally planned as a series of interviews with ... More >>

Showing Off At Home

Thursday, 22 June 2006, 11:33 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

Showing off at home: Ans Westra photography exhibition to feature during Rembrandt 400th celebrations in Leiden, Holland More >>

Historical Turnbull Maps Now Online

Tuesday, 6 June 2006, 3:21 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

The Alexander Turnbull Library has linked some 240 images of historical New Zealand maps from its collections to the National Library Catalogue (http://nlnzcat.natlib.govt.nz). The maps and charts, dated from 1587 to the 1980s, are mostly of the Pacific and ... More >>

Maori Battalion Voices Heard Again

Thursday, 6 April 2006, 12:06 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

It could have been called 'the singing Battalion'! When the soldiers of the Maori Battalion sailed for the Second World War, they took with them songs that embodied the love and prayers of those at home. There were hymns, haka, and popular action ... More >>

 

 

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