Document Bank 

This document bank is a compendium of information, drawn from the Museum’s archives and other sources, about the objects held at Te Papa. The bank contains photocopies of archival documents concerning the acquisition of items, related correspondence, newspaper cuttings, diagrams and images of objects, and relevant extracts from published histories. This research is on-going. The following divisions are indicative only:

Māori and New Zealand

S. Dannefaerd, Jeweller, Lapidary and Curio Merchant: The collections an and offshore.. 1997

An 1895 travel diary of the late Dr T.M. Hocken and the 1/2 plate images of the late Augustus Hamilton. 2005

The Gilbert Mair collection in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. 2006

Te Hau ki Turanga (meeting house).1994
Te Hau ki Turanga (expanded edition in two volumes).
'Pukehina' - ancient store house, Maketu.1996
The canoe tiki from Putiki.1996
The pendants of archaic appearance and chevroned description. 1996

The 1/2 plate catalogue of the late James McDonald, three volumes. 1993.
The 1/2 plate catalogue of the late Augustus Hamilton, four volumes. 1997.

S. Dannefaerd, jeweller, lapidary, and curio merchant: the collection and associated correspondence.1997.

Sketch book and Diary of the late Augustus Hamilton 1890, showing artefacts found on the North Dunedin beaches. 2000

Māori mortuary sculptuew and related documentation in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. 1997.

Museum history

My Dear Hamilton: The Hill Collection & the Hill/Hamilton letters in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. 2007.

A diary of the late Augustus Hamilton Vol. 1. 2 April - 31 December 1881. 2005

A diary of the late Augustus Hamilton Vol. 11. 1 January - 31 December 1882. 2005

A diary of the late Augustus Hamilton Vol. 111. 5 October - 31 December 1885. 2005

A diary of the late Augustus Hamilton Vol. V. 1 January - 21 June 1886. 2005

A diary of the late Augustus Hamilton Vol. IV. 2 April - 31 December 1881. 2005

A diary of the late Augustus Hamilton, 19 December 1903 to 3 March 1904. 2001

Two diaries and a field notebook 26 July 1909 to 3 August 1910, of the late Augustus Hamilton. 2001

The huia files of the late Augustus Hamilton, 1907-11. 1997

The Drew/Hector letters (1880-99). 1995

Biographical index: Museum of New Zealand (Hobbs and O’Rourke), two volumes. 1999

'…by the seat of their pants', or pre-corporate museology at the National Museum, six decades, two Departments, and staff, 1930-90. 2003

A documented history of the early image collection. 2003

Colonial Museum Foreign Ethnology & Pacific accession 1867 - 1898. 2004.

International collection

The mummy and coffin of the lady Mehit-em-Wesekht: A textural re-appraisal 1996-1998

The mummy and coffin of the Lady Mehit-Em-Wesekht. 1996

The Dominion Museum and the Egypt Exploration Fund, London 1909-38. 1998

The Egyptian Collection 1869-1998: accession and associated documentation. 1998