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Are you a kaitiaki/minder of important documentary heritage?

Taking due care of the historic paper-based records of your family, your business or organisation usually sits firmly on the shoulders of one or two interested individuals.  Our role is to help you establish what are significant records, and then, if you choose to donate that collection of items to The Treasury, we will look after them for you.  To make your individual collection accessible to many via our website, we formally catalogue each item and then choose specific items for digitisation/photographing or scanning.  In this way, our heritage-qualified leaders work alongside you to preserve the historically important (or soon to become so) records which report on what has occurred and, very often, why, bringing sense to our present and potentially, informing our future.  

Ka mua, ka muri - walking backwards into the future.“ It’s the idea that you need to look to our past to inform our future.” The Treasury Board Member and Volunteer, Lise Cook

Donating items to The Treasury

** This service is temporarily suspended**

If you would like to discuss the taonga/objects that you hold, please email us.  


The Treasury collects documentary heritage – largely paper-based records, to name a few:

Letters and communications
Accounts ledgers

Remember, the record of every important decision made today that affects the future, will become a significant record of the past, so The Treasury also collects evidence of today’s future-important documentary heritage.  

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