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Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of newspaper articles, handwritten notes and pamphlets that concern the new Te Papa building (1998). The articles detail the opening ceremony itself, how the museum will impact New Zealand cultural identity and profiling then chief executive Cheryll Sotheran. Also included is some discussion of the women’s exclusion from speaking on the marae, a contested topic in terms of Te Papa as this rule was imposed on the museum’s own marae. The publication date range is 1996-2000. The subject matter includes dates as far back as 1865.


  • Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the J C Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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