Archive of Maori and Pacific Music
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Archive of Maori & Pacific Music
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Human Sciences Building, Room 820
10 Symonds Street
+64 9 373 7999 ext 85008
+64 9 373 7441
Schedule & hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
Directions to the archive
The Archive's name implies its content is music only. However, there is a large quantity of oratory, stories, oral history, as well as linguistic material.
The majority of the Archive's holdings are audio on open-reel tape and compact cassette. A small proportion is video in a variety of formats.
The Archive of Māori and Pacific Music 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.
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Permitted and prohibited items
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Document ordering and delivery
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Photocopying, photography, microfilming
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Christina Muaiava, ext 87553
Nigel Champion, manager, ext 85008
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