Friday, 11 March 2011

National Library of New Zealand: Flickr Commons

The purpose of the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa is to enrich the cultural and economic life of New Zealand and its interchange with other nations.

The National Library of New Zealand has contributed since November 2008 to The Commons on Flickr, going live with a selection of 120 historical photographs from the Alexander Turnbull Library, the research library within the National Library. The Library hopes that use of the Flickr Commons helps new people discover some of the wonderful material in their collections.

The National Library's Flick Commons site includes sets looking at circuses, book bindings, 15th century printed books, Wellington, New Zealand Prime Ministers, sports, hunting and fishing, Samoa, Whakarewarewa, and Gallipoli.

Additional images are also available on the general National Library of New Zealand's general Flickr photostream, which includes photographs of the 2010 Christchurch Earthquake, Xmas in NZ, NZ soldiers going sightseeing in France, surf lifesaving, and WW1 Victory Parades. More images are available on the National Library's Timeframes website.

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