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Ancient History of the Maori

A series of texts by John White (1826-1891) that covers, in Māori with English translation, many aspects of Māori knowledge, history and tradition, including karakia (prayers), Pūrākau (myths), waiata (songs), whakapapa (genealogies) and whakatauki (proverbs).

Carnival Capping Ceremony Programmes

A collection of capping carnival programmes published by Victoria.


Experiment was a journal of the Victoria University literary society.


Heels was a journal of the Victoria University tramping club.

He Pātaka Kupu Ture / Legal Māori Archive

A collection of full text documents that presents the bilingual nature of New Zealand’s legal history.

He reo nō ngā rōpū whakahaere tikanga / The language of Māori governing bodies.

Legal Māori Archive documents using the language of Māori governing bodies

He reo nō ngā whakaritenga me ngā pukapuka here / Language of agreement and obligation

Legal Māori Archive documents using the language of agreement and obligation

He reo ture nō ngā iwi Māori whānui / Māori community generated language

Legal Māori Archive documents using Māori community generated language

He reo ture nō ngā Kōti me ngā Taraipiunara / Court and tribunal language

Legal Māori Archive documents using court and tribunal language

He reo ture nō te taha Kāwana / Language of the Crown

Legal Māori Archive documents using the language of the Crown

He reo ture nō te Whare Paremata / Statutory language

Legal Māori Archive documents using the Statutory language

Histories of Victoria University of Wellington

A selection of books about the history of Victoria University of Wellington.

Home and Building

The New Zealand Home and Building magazine, published between 1937 and 1998.

John Cawte Beaglehole Letters

A collection of letters written by eminent historian J.C. Beaglehole to his family.

Katherine Mansfield Texts Collection

A collection of texts by Katherine Mansfield.

Kōtare : New Zealand Notes & Queries

A journal of New Zealand Studies.

Nelson Historical Society Journal

The Journal of the Nelson Historical Society

New Zealand Design Review

New Zealand Design Review was the journal of the Architectural Centre, Inc., Wellington.

New Zealand in the First World War 1914–1918

The campaign and regimental histories covering New Zealand's involvement in the First World War.

New Zealand Journal of Media Studies

A series covering topics relating to media studies and media arts of interest in a New Zealand context.

New Zealand Texts Collection

A wide selection of books relating to New Zealand, including fiction, diaries, history and other general non-fiction.

New Zealand Wars (1845–1872)

A selection of texts relating to the nineteenth century New Zealand Wars, and the events surrounding them.

Nineteenth-Century Novels Collection

This corpus aims to assemble in digital format a comprehensive collection of nineteenth-century New Zealand fiction. Although the focus will be on full-length novels, shorter pieces published as pamphlets, newspaper supplements, and journal articles will also be included. The corpus as it stands at September 2008 consists of 56 texts, along with a scholarly introduction and the full-text critical monograph Maoriland: New Zealand Literature, 1872-1914.

Print History Project

This project gives an overview of the history of the print industry in Wellington from 1840–2000, as seen through a sampling of the printers' works and correspondence.

Salient : An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z.

This collection aims to gather issues of Salient : an organ of student opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. from Victoria University of Wellington.

SMAD: Sapienta Magis Auro Desideranda

Issues of SMAD: Sapienta Magis Auro Desideranda 1930-1937. Victoria University of Wellington student magazine.


Multiple volumes of the New Zealand literary journal, Sport.

Te Kāhui Kura Māori

A journal of Māori postgraduate writing.

The Captain James Cook Collection

This collection contains works related to Captain James Cook written by John Cawte Beaglehole.

The Cyclopedia of New Zealand

The Cyclopedia of New Zealand was published in six volumes between 1897 and 1908 by the Cyclopedia Company Ltd. Each volume deals with a region of New Zealand and includes information on local towns and districts, government departments, individuals, businesses, clubs and societies.

The Discovery and Exploration of New Zealand Collection

This collection contains works related to the discovery and exploration of New Zealand by early explorers and pioneers.

The James K. Baxter Complete Prose Collection

This corpus contains the complete collection of James K. Baxter Prose.

The Kia ora coo-ee : the magazine for the ANZACS in the Middle East, 1918

The ten monthly editions of the Kia ora coo-ee : the magazine for the ANZACS in the Middle East, 1918

The Moko Texts Collection

This corpus collects together Horatio Gordon Robley's Moko; or Maori Tattooing and contextual material relating to Ta Moko, mokamokai, Robley himself and his art.

The New Zealand Centennial Publications

Publications produced for, and about, the New Zealand Centennial of 1940.

The New Zealand Provincial Histories Collection

This collection contains early historical works related to New Zealand provinces.

The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–1945

The official history of New Zealand in the Second World War.

The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout

This collection contains digitised copies of Sir Robert Stout's pamphlet collection held by the J.C. Beaglehole Room. The pamphlets were orignally published between the 1850s and early 1900s.

The Parliamentary Reports of Robin Hyde

This corpus contains the Parliamentary Reports of Robin Hyde, written for the Dominion, Ladies' Mirror, and Observer newspapers, and compiled, annotated, and edited by Dr. Nikki Hessell, of Massey University. Hessell's Introduction to the Reports is also included. The corpus also houses Hyde's Journalese, which contains a chapter of reminiscences of her time as a parliamentary reporter.

The Published Works of Elsdon Best

A collection of works by Elson Best.

The Railways Magazine

A magazine initially for Railways men and their families, and later the train-riding public.

The Ready to Read Collection

This collection contains Ready to Read texts.

The Spike: or, Victoria College Review

The Spike: or, Victoria College Review 1902-1961.

The Third New Zealand Division Histories

The histories of the Third New Zealand Division in the Pacific during the Second World War.

Tidal Pools: Digitized Texts from Oceania for Samoan and Pacific Studies

A collection of works from the Oceanic region, including texts, theses, rare documents and a dictionary.

Tuatara : Journal of the Biological Society

Tuatara was the journal of the Biological Society, Victoria University College, Wellington.


Turbine is a literary journal published annually by the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.


Robert Coupland Harding's magazine Typo, and a number of associated works.

Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (VUWAE) Reports

A record of research expeditions carried out by Victoria University to Antarctica.

Victoria University of Wellington Student Magazines

A collection of student magazines published at Victoria University of Wellington including Salient, The Spike, SMAD, Arachne and Hilltop.

William Golder Electronic Edition

This is an electronic edition of William Golder’s poetry.

Zoology Publications from Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington produced a series of zoology publications between the years 1949 to 1985.