University of Waikato Digital Collections
The University of Waikato has a strong history of digitisation
of material that supports research in New Zealand history, and in the
development of finding aids for otherwise less-accessible New Zealand
The New Zealand Collection contains several visual
collections. We hold
selections of photographs,
postcards, maps and
posters, usually with an emphasis on the Waikato. The following
material has been made available online.
Collotype views of Hamilton, WaikatoCollotype Views of Hamilton, Waikato, published in 1890, contains 7 leaves (1 folded) of photographic images taken by R.F. Sandes. Each image depicts a landmark feature of late nineteenth century Hamilton.
Hamilton Architecture: Looking back from 1965This collection showcases the architecture of Hamilton until 1965 providing a historical overview combined with recent examples of major works plus a brief insight into the future.
Māori Art: Canoes The Canoes section of Hamilton’s Māori Art represents a major source of information about the waka that brought the first people to Aotearoa New Zealand.
University of Waikato Campus Photos 1964 to 2014As part of the University's 50th anniversary celebrations the Library has put together this collection to highlight the diverse components – students, academics, the campus, buildings – that have shaped this unique University.
Index of Māori Names This index is from an unpublished manuscript compiled about 1925 by the missionary Rev. Henry James Fletcher (1868-1933).
Illustrated London News A digital library of the New Zealand
content from the Illustrated London News from Volume 1, 1842 to volume 121 in 1902.
For more information about these collections, or for
information about the Library's digitisation projects, please contact
the New Zealand Collection Librarian