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A special item from the Otago Daily Times of 3 September 1907 to acknowledge the 114th anniversary today (2 September) of the Hocken Deed of Trust


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Dr Thomas Hocken, 1836-1910

The Friends of the Hocken Collections

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

Our main activities are: a regular Talk Series (every 2 months), an annual get together (2 September) to acknowledge the anniversary of the signing of the Deed of Trust (PDF) where Dr Hocken offered his collections as “a gift to the public of the said Colony of New Zealand” in 1907, and the Friends of the Hocken Collections Research Award.