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Topic: Archives at Te Papa

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The Collected Archives span a considerable breadth, and fall into two main groups. The first features New Zealand artists, such as Lois White, Leonard Mitchell etc. and a number of key New Zealand commercial art galleries.

A highlight in this group are the unpublished autobiographical manuscripts of the renowned New Zealand artist Sir Tosswill Woollaston.

The second group embraces a wide variety of other collected archival material including World War I ephemera (such as battle plans and correspondence) as well as documents left by important historical figures.

Highlights from this collection include the Felton Mathew Diary - New Zealand’s first Surveyor General and an eyewitness to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi - and the diary of a soldier who served in Gallipoli during World War I.

 

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