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Welcome to the Knowledge Bank

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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.

Supporters and sponsors

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

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