Thursday, 10 January 2013

Local historical socities in the South go online

Thanks to a grant from the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board, the South Auckland Research Centre has begun working with the Mangere and Otahuhu Historical Societies to provide digital access to their records. As the first stage in this process, both societies now have their own pages on the New Zealand Federation of Historical Societies website.

Ref: Footprints 03716, Otahuhu, South Auckland Research Centre
A selection of photographs from the Otahuhu Historical Society's rich and varied heritage collections can already be seen both on the Auckland Libraries Footprints database and on Digital New Zealand. In the early part of this year, other historical treasures held by both societies will also be reported on the Community Archive and NZ Museums websites. It is hoped this project will serve as a model for other similar initiatives in the future.

Ref: Footprints 01085, Mangere, South Auckland Research Centre





 Author: Bruce Ringer, South Auckland Research Centre

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