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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 ( 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 >>

A few 'set-pieces': rugby memorabilia at Nat. Gal.

Monday, 13 June 2005, 11:57 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

Lions and All Black rugby fans visiting Wellington this month will be able to sustain their tour fever with a visit to the National Library's main foyer, where a small sample of rugby memorabilia from the Turnbull Library's collections is on display ... More >>

North African Campaign Vets Share Their Memories

Monday, 4 April 2005, 12:07 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

'You've no idea the stuff we carried on our trucks and vans. We even had a piano in one of our three-tonners. We'd flogged that from some Italian crowd.' More >>

Fulbright Scholar to study Maori

Friday, 25 February 2005, 2:44 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

Fulbright Scholar to study Maori self-representation in the 1950s Professor Chadwick Allen, Associate Professor of English in the Department of English at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, has been awarded the 2005 Fulbright scholarship. More >>

Public Servants Interviewed For Oral History

Monday, 13 December 2004, 12:29 am | Alexander Turnbull Library

Interviews with six career public servants about the culture and work practices of the public service prior to 1986 will be handed over to the Turnbull Library's Oral History Centre this week. More >>



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