The first public hospitals in New Zealand were set up by Governor George Grey to cater for Māori and poor Europeans.
Part of story: Hospitals
A new colony, 1840s to 1850s
Protector of aborigines
Part of story: Ngā take Māori – government policy and Māori
The best-known 19th- and early 20th-century collectors were George Grey, Thomas Morland Hocken and Alexander Turnbull.
Part of story: Collecting
Slow move to independence
Part of story: Self-government and independence
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
19th-century collections and galleries