Last updated: 13 November 2018

Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound, University of Auckland Library

About Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound, University of Auckland Library

The Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound comprises an ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific which is of national and international significance.

Established in 1970 to promote research into the music of the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Māori, and those of the people of the Pacific Islands, its holdings today include material from most tribal groups of New Zealand and most Pacific Islands areas, commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music, oral histories, stories and language resources.

The Archive is open to the general public as well as researchers, scholars and students; 8.30 am - 4.30 pm, Monday - Friday.

Maori Music / Pacific Music / History / Culture / Ethnomusicology / Anthropology / Linguistics / Dialects

The archive was previously known as the Archive of Māori and Pacific music, changing its' name on October 1 2018 to the Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound.

Facilities and services

Contributor type:

  • Educational institution

Archive types:

  • Art or literature
  • Ethnic records/archives
  • Audio-visual recordings

Charges:

None

Visitor information

Opening hours:

The Archive is open to the public - Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm - but we prefer you contact us and make appointments so that we can prepare client requests ahead of time and make the experience more productive.

Contact details

Contact person:

Address:

Human Sciences Building, Room 820
10 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone number:

  • +64 9 9235008

Website address: