Hawke's Bay earthquake photos
One of the major strengths of the photographic collection is the representation of the Hawke’s Bay earthquake which occurred on 3 February 1931. This collection captures damage done to the landscape and buildings, the rebuilding of the town and how people were affected by the tragedy.
Gifts from the MTG Foundation
Objects generously purchased by the MTG Foundation for the collection
James Augustus Louis Hay plans and drawings
Discover a selection of our Māori archives online.
First World War photographs
A selection of some of the First World War photos from the collection.
Photographs of the former Napier Hospital taken in 2013.