The first public hospitals in New Zealand were set up by Governor George Grey to cater for Māori and poor Europeans.

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Notable collectors

The best-known 19th- and early 20th-century collectors were George Grey, Thomas Morland Hocken and Alexander Turnbull.

Part of story: Collecting


In 1957, prompted by a fire which had destroyed many government records, the government passed laws to set up the National Archives to better preserve government information.

Part of story: Archives