Topic: The Waimea South Collection

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A special collection of photographs and other materials relating to the history of Waimea South. These materials are housed at Richmond Library and jointly owned by the library and the Waimea South Historical Society.

 The Waimea South Collection

Richmond Library holds a collection of unique and irreplaceable local history materials in the Waimea South Collection. The collection is jointly owned by Tasman District Libraries and the Waimea South Historical Society and is housed in the Research Room at the Richmond Library.

 The Waimea South Collection provides a priceless contribution to the collective knowledge of our community's history and heritage. It is comprised of books (approximately 200 items), pamphlets, family histories, school histories and over 500 photographs and other ephemera pertaining to the region. The collection covers the geographic area from Richmond South to Foxhill, and east and west of Richmond (Tasman, New Zealand). It covers the time period from early European settlement of the area, up until the 1980s.

 Kete Tasman was established primarily to enable the community, family historians,students and researchers (both local and worldwide) to access the photographs in this collection.  It was also established to help preserve the materials in the collection and ensure that they will continue to be accessible in the future.

Most of the Waimea South photographic collection has already been digitised and is available on this website. Other materials in the collection will be digitised in the future.



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