The Friends of the Hocken Collections 2016 Research Award

By Friends of the Hocken | Posted: Sunday September 11, 2016

In 2016 the Friends of the Hocken Collections celebrate their 25th anniversary ofestablishment.

The Friends support and promote the world-renowned Hocken Collections (part of the University of Otago) in Dunedin, New Zealand in a number of different ways. 

This year, to acknowledge this anniversary the Friends wish to make a one-off award of $10,000. The aim is to support an individual (or more than one person) researching an aspect of the historical development of Māori or Pakeha culture and society in Aotearoa/New Zealand, primarily using the resources of the Hocken Collections. 

The research work could contribute towards a tertiary qualification, a publication, a musical composition, a theatrical performance, a piece of art, a DVD for use in schools or museums, or another such product. 

President of the Friends of the Hocken Collections, Marian Hobbs, said: “I’m so pleased in the Friends' 25th anniversary year we are able to support a person (or people!) doing original research using the Hocken Collections.” 

Hocken Librarian Sharon Dell noted: “The Friends of the Hocken Collections have been an amazing support for the Hocken for 25 years. This Award will provide another chance for New Zealanders to see the depth and breadth of the Collections - they are significant to New Zealand, as well as the Otago and Southland regions.” 

The Friends of the Hocken Collections Award is offered for the calendar year 2017.

For the full application details and requirements go to

To apply for the award (or for more information) please contact (preferably by email):

Ms Sara Barham,
Friends of the Hocken Collection,
P.O. Box 6336, Dunedin North 9059
021 611 776, or 03 476 2846

The closing date for applications is 17 October 2016.

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