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MTG Hawke’s Bay cares for approximately 90,000 objects. The collections started in 1859 and cover archives of Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand history, decorative arts, fine arts, natural history, social history, and taonga Māori. There are currently 200+ objects accessible online.


The Search allows you to look for any words describing an object or person.

Enter the words you wish to search for. For more specific results: you can search on a phrase (e.g. "Hawke's Bay"), include a word (e.g. +earthquake), or search on part of a word (e.g. news*). Please see the help topic on the Search for more details on how to enter your searches.

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