John M. MacKenzie
Search for other papers by John M. MacKenzie in
Current site
Google Scholar
New Zealand/Aotearoa
The War Memorial Museum, Auckland
in Museums and empire
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

Most of the imperial territories were first engrossed into the British Empire in the eighteenth century, usually acquired in stages. But New Zealand/Aotearoa has discrete origins as a colony in the nineteenth. The Nelson Institute, library and museum are actually peripheral to the main concerns of this chapter, but its almost instantaneous growth, provincial support, architectural expression and role within a 'pioneer' community are indicative of developments elsewhere. While the settlers of nascent Nelson were supplying themselves with institutions offering self-respect and self-improvement, a sense of being truly a part of the British world, Auckland was yet another community clinging to the edge. Auckland was in an area of relatively populous Maori settlement. Auckland was destined to become the largest city of the dominion with one of the most impressive museums anywhere in the southern hemisphere.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

Museums and empire

Natural history, human cultures and colonial identities


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 239 59 0
Full Text Views 59 19 1
PDF Downloads 47 14 1