You can use the Ephemera Index to search for heritage related resources at Auckland Libraries such as information about Easter shows and Easter cards. The Manuscripts Online database has letters and other unpublished material relating to Easter. This includes a letter from Bishop Selwyn to Sir George Grey in 1883, in which he discusses grass seeds and advises Grey that he will be in Auckland over Easter (GLNZ S17.2). Simply enter Easter into the keyword search box of both databases and have a browse.
In the meantime, here is a selection for you to flick through in the meantime - best enjoyed with some chocolate egg in your hand!
Kiwi Easter egg (not that we are suggesting you should eat a kiwi egg but it did seem a festive photo!):
|Ref: James D Richardson, stereoscope showing kiwi and a kiwi egg in a display case, c. 1930s, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 4-8535|
|Ref: Photographer unknown, Chelsea Sugar Works staff disembarking at Pine Island for a staff picnic, Easter Monday 1928, North Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, T5200|
|Ref: CF Bell and R Blake, race meeting at Ellerslie over Easter, 1913, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19130327-13-1|
|Ref: Zak, competitors at the annual University Easter tournament in Wellington, 1913, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19130403-5-1|