Story: Digital media and the internet

Grey collection

Grey collection

George Grey, former governor of New Zealand, donated a remarkable collection of rare books, letters, photographs, maps and manuscripts to the Auckland Free Public Library in 1887. The collection covers both 19th-century New Zealand history and also European material, and includes medieval manuscripts. Some of the treasures of this collection have been digitised and presented in themed exhibitions, and many of the letters are also available for viewing through the Manuscripts Online database. New Zealand libraries have been leaders in making digital copies of both manuscripts and images available to researchers online.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections

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Russell Brown, 'Digital media and the internet - Information', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2022)

Story by Russell Brown, published 22 Oct 2014