Taranaki Research Centre

Taranaki Research Centre / Te Pua Wānanga o Taranaki is the gateway to Puke Ariki's non-lending collection. We can help you access:

  • archives and photographs
  • taonga Māori
  • reference books and journals
  • objects.

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Online Research Resources

You can access subscription databases on a wide range of topics:

  • general research
  • family and local history
  • funding
  • health and lifestyle.

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Heritage Collections

Discover the stories of Taranaki through our heritage collections. 

Find out about the types of items we hold and the research we have done into some of the interesting items we hold.

Heritage Collections


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Untitled (“Willian Bryan”) (1841). Edwin Harris. Collection of Puke Ariki (A75.456).

Passenger List Search

Looking for one of the first European settlers coming to New Plymouth? 

Our database covers passenger arrivals to and departures from New Plymouth between 1843 and 1885. The passenger lists were originally published in the Taranaki Herald. 

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