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Hawke's Bay Photo News

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The Cowan Collection

Includes photographs of many of the churches in Hawke’s Bay, and as far away as Woodville.

 The Knowledge Bank is an ever-growing digital record of Hawke’s Bay and its people.

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.

Share your history

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.

Make a donation

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.

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Collections

Collections of material donated by individuals, families and organisations.

Tags

Tags are informal subjects or topics used to group related material.

Hawke’s Bay Photo News

Hawke's Bay Photo News, a local magazine published November 1958 - June 1967

Who’s Who

An index of Hawke's Bay people.

Oral History

Recordings and transcripts of interviews with Hawke's Bay personalities.

Bibliography

An index of printed publications relating to Hawke's Bay and its history.

Video and Film

Film and video from across our collections.

Images

Photographs and other still images from our collections.

Supporters and sponsors

We sincerely thank the following businesses and organisations for their support.

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