The Friends of the Hocken Collections were established in 1991 to:

  • Promote public awareness of, and support for, the various collections, services and publications of the Hocken Collections
  • Encourage financial support of the Library and
  • Provide an umbrella organisation for all persons having an interest in the Hocken Collections

Events, including our Talk Series

The first talk for 2018 is on Wednesday 21 March at 5.30pm (refreshments at 5.15pm) – Hocken Library, 90 Anzac Ave, Dunedin.

David Elliot will speak on “Children’s Literature and the Snark”.

Join us, or renew your membership

Current work programme

Major projects the Friends of the Hocken Collections has funded include:

  • Purchase of a special microfilm reader-printer
  • Microfilming records of the Otago Provincial Council and Southland Provincial Council
  • Microfilming the files of the Mataura Ensign
  • Publication of A Journal of Their Own: An Index to “Art in New Zealand,” 1928-1946
  • Microfilming and digitisation of the Cromwell Argus, from its inception to 1948
  • Digitisation of the Otago Daily Times headline indexes for the period 1946-1980
  • Publication of
    • Gaining a Foothold,
    • Haven at St Leonards
    • Aspiring to Art