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Puke Ariki's Heritage Collection contains a treasure trove of objects, papers, photographs and maps - all of which provide a link to Taranaki's past. There is the unusual, the surprising, the mundane and the ordinary - all with a story to tell.


DELVE INTO THE PAST
Explore Puke Ariki's collections of objects, papers, images and taonga.
swainson/woods collection
This historically important collection was saved from an old shed. The Swainson/Woods Digitisation Project is now  making these wonderful images accessible to all. Find out more...
Taranaki scandals
The Puke Ariki Heritage Collection currently houses a large collection of New Plymouth Court records - a sourced of long forgotten Taranaki scandals which add to the fascinating tales and folklore of the region. Find out more...
Taranaki Artist Ephemera Project
Scraps of paper, scribbled sketches, a ticket...all these items and many more are being collected by Puke Ariki as part of the Taranaki Artist Ephemera project. Find out more....


donating to the collection
Do you have an item you wish to gift to the Puke Ariki Collection? We would be pleased to hear from you. Find out more...
image order form
Did you know you can order high quality images from the Puke Ariki Heritage Collection? more...