Posts Tagged ‘Ngāi Tahu Archives’

A new life for survey maps

A joint project between Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Archives New Zealand, Land Information New Zealand, and Environment Canterbury is bringing the original survey plans of Canterbury to life on a new digital platform. During the European settlement of Canterbury in the 19th Century, land was surveyed for the legal purchase and sale of land…

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Cultural Mapping unlocks Ngāi Tahu history

Eight years into the Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping project, over 5,000 Māori place names have been recorded and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Archives Manager Takerei Norton hopes to have a public website up and running by the end of 2016. “Initiated to record Ngāi Tahu history on a tribal platform for Ngāi Tahu whānui,…

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Digitisation of photographs continues

Work continues on the digitisation of print photographs held within the Ngāi Tahu Archives at Macmillan Brown Library, Canterbury University and at Te Rūnanga. To date, over 3,000 images have been saved in digital format and Archives Advisor, Tania Nutira says there are at least as many again to work through. “We have a huge…

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Recording History

For the last twenty-five years, over 400 cassette tapes recording the Waitangi Tribunal hearings into the Ngāi Tahu Claim, have been stored in the Ngāi Tahu Archives at Macmillan Brown Library at Canterbury University. As part of the Ngāi Tahu Archives kaupapa to make this historic material available to Ngāi Tahu whānui, academics and researchers,…

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