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Kā taoka Hākena = Treasures from the Hocken collections / edited by Stuart Strachan & Linda Tyler.

Contributor(s): Strachan, Stuart, 1943- | Tyler, Linda.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : Otago University Press, 2007Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color), col. maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877372407 (hbk.) :; 1877372404.Other title: Treasures from the Hocken collections | Tāonga Hākena | Kā Taoka Hākena.Subject(s): Hocken, Thomas Morland, 1836-1910 -- Art collections | Hocken, Thomas Morland, 1836-1910 -- Library -- Catalogues | University of Otago. Hocken Collections | University of Otago. Hocken Collections -- Catalogues | Hocken Library | Hocken Library -- Catalogues | New Zealand -- History | New Zealand -- Social life and customs | New Zealand -- Bibliography -- CataloguesDDC classification: z027.593
Contents:
A labour of love : Dr Hocken and his collection / Rachel Barrowman -- The Hocken collections 1910 to 2007 / Stuart Strachan -- Contributors -- Archives and manuscripts / Anna Blackman and Stuart Strachan -- Publications / Stuart Strachan -- Maps and plans / Karen Craw -- Music and sound / Paulette Milnes -- Paintings and drawings / Linda Tyler -- Photographs / Anna Petersen.
"Marks the centenary of the Hocken Collections' Deed of Trust in 1907"-- Front jacket. -Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-19) and index.
Review: "Treasures from the Hocken Collections documents almost 200 items, dating from the seventeenth century to the present day, photographed by Bill Nichol. These include historical and modern paintings, photographs and drawings, maps and plans, books, newspapers and posters, sheet music and sound recordings, and of course early New Zealand manuscripts. Many items relate to Maori history. Together they comprise an album in which the reader may browse the origins, obsessions and accomplishments of New Zealand and New Zealanders. Letters, diaries, a jigsaw puzzle, suffragette badges, a skirt embroidered whilst on an Amazonian bicycle ride, a facial tattoo used as a personal signature, leaves employed as writing paper - an ever-changing array of interesting material awaits the reader." "Introductory essays by Rachel Barrowman and Stuart Strachan on Dr Hocken and the development of the Hocken Collections from 1910, along with short essays by curatorial staff, provide the necessary background. Taken as a whole, the book stands as a tribute to the generosity of the Hocken Collections' many benefactors."--BOOK JACKET.
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In 1907 Dr T.M. Hocken of Dunedin - historian, bibliographer and collector - undertook to gift to the University of Otago his magnificent collection of books, manuscripts, paintings and other historical documents relating to New Zealand and the Pacific. Published to celebrate the centenary of the Hocken Collections' Deed of Trust, this book documents almost 200 items, dating from the seventeenth century to the present day, photographed by Bill Nichol. These include historical and modern paintings, photographs and drawings, maps and plans, books, newspapers and posters, sheet music, sound recordings, and early New Zealand manuscripts. Many items relate to Maori history.

"Marks the centenary of the Hocken Collections' Deed of Trust in 1907"-- Front jacket.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-19) and index.

A labour of love : Dr Hocken and his collection / Rachel Barrowman -- The Hocken collections 1910 to 2007 / Stuart Strachan -- Contributors -- Archives and manuscripts / Anna Blackman and Stuart Strachan -- Publications / Stuart Strachan -- Maps and plans / Karen Craw -- Music and sound / Paulette Milnes -- Paintings and drawings / Linda Tyler -- Photographs / Anna Petersen.

"Marks the centenary of the Hocken Collections' Deed of Trust in 1907"-- Front jacket. -Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-19) and index.

"Treasures from the Hocken Collections documents almost 200 items, dating from the seventeenth century to the present day, photographed by Bill Nichol. These include historical and modern paintings, photographs and drawings, maps and plans, books, newspapers and posters, sheet music and sound recordings, and of course early New Zealand manuscripts. Many items relate to Maori history. Together they comprise an album in which the reader may browse the origins, obsessions and accomplishments of New Zealand and New Zealanders. Letters, diaries, a jigsaw puzzle, suffragette badges, a skirt embroidered whilst on an Amazonian bicycle ride, a facial tattoo used as a personal signature, leaves employed as writing paper - an ever-changing array of interesting material awaits the reader." "Introductory essays by Rachel Barrowman and Stuart Strachan on Dr Hocken and the development of the Hocken Collections from 1910, along with short essays by curatorial staff, provide the necessary background. Taken as a whole, the book stands as a tribute to the generosity of the Hocken Collections' many benefactors."--BOOK JACKET.

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