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Researchers, students and local historians will be delighted with the MTG Hawke’s Bay’s new online collections. You can view and search a catalogue of nearly 14,000 archive records and nearly 8000 historic photographs of Hawke’s Bay and beyond.
The archive is the largest collection held by the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust and includes a range of items of national and regional significance including the William Colenso collection of letters, pamphlets and diaries, Hawke’s Bay earthquake records and the Whitmore Papers relating to the East Coast campaign of the New Zealand Wars.
The photograph collection contains an almost complete representation of the Hawke’s Bay region since the beginning of European settlement. The earliest photograph in the collection is a daguerreotype portrait of missionary and botanist, William Colenso by John Crombie. It is one of the earliest dated daguerreotypes in New Zealand.
This online collection focuses on pre-1944 photographs including the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake and more recent images from the Daily Telegraph collection.
When MTG opens visitors to MTG Hawke’s Bay will be able to view the archives in the Bernard Chambers Reading Room and order digital copies of the photographs there or online.
24 July 2013
Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
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Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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