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

Talk Series, Wednesday 18 May 2021, 5.30pm. Professor Henry Johnson – A history of Chinese music in New Zealand.


Events, including our Talk Series


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