Peter Burden’s photos explore his life at Te Awanga, growing up at Burden’s Camp, and taking advantage of the beach environment and all it offered.
Stories of the events, people, celebrations, tragedies and day-to-day life that helped form the culture and landscape of the Bay we know today are gathered here in an easy-to-access format. Our volunteers collect personal and business stories, photos, memories and magazines, digitising them for everyone to read and enjoy.
We are always interested in hearing about family and individual collections which might not have been shared as widely as they could be. If you have a collection of old photographs, film, slides , print articles or other material you think may be of interest to the wider public, please get in touch.
Can you help? We appreciate any and all donations towards preserving our local history. We also have a range of wonderful sponsors who help fund our aim of making that history easily available to all. If you would like to make a donation or join the ranks of our sponsors, please contact us.
Film and video from across our collections.
Photographs and other still images from our collections.
Collections of material donated by individuals, families and organisations.
An index of Hawke’s Bay people.
Recordings and transcripts of interviews with Hawke’s Bay personalities.
Hawke’s Bay Photo News, a local magazine published November 1958 – June 1967
An index of printed publications relating to Hawke’s Bay and its history.
Tags are informal subjects or topics used to group related material.