Welcome!

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

Join us, or renew your membership


Events, including our Talk Series

Next talk on 2 September, at the Friends’ lunch


Current work programme

Coming up

A project focusing on the Hocken art collections


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