taranaki research centre
The TRC is the place where the rich history of our beautiful region can be discovered by the world. It houses an extensive non-lending book collection encompassing the Taranaki Collection, the Māori Collection, history, arts and science journals, government publications, all publications from the New Zealand Department of Statistics and the Glass Case - a ser
ies of rare books with Taranaki connections.The people who work here not only maintain these collections and resources, but also mentor and train researchers and students and provide research services.
The Taranaki Research Centre also acts as a gateway to Puke Ariki's four curated collections by providing advice on what the collections contain and arranging access to specific items. The collections are:
Archives – including paper based material such as diaries, journal, maps as well as oral histories
Pictorial – including photographs and all pictorial content.
Social History – the objects that define Taranaki, its people and their culture
Taonga Māori – the treasures of local iwi.
These collections can also be accessed online: