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
The second talk for 2018 is on Wednesday 23 May at 5.30pm (refreshments at 5.15pm) – Hocken Library, 90 Anzac Ave, Dunedin.
Katherine Milburn will speak on the Hunter Collection.
21 March 2018 – David Elliot on “Children’s Literature and the Snark”.
Current work programme
- Friends of the Hocken Collections Award 2016
- World War 1 Transcription Project
- Oral history training programme – in development
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