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Archives New Zealand

Archives New Zealand, Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, is the official guardian of New Zealand's public archives.

Archives New Zealand is the country's largest repository of original information on New Zealand's history and development, including the original Treaty of Waitangi and the 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition.

Other galleries have changing exhibitions on a variety of historical and cultural topics. All government documents held can be accessed by researchers free of charge in the Reading Room.

Single File Cafe in the foyer serves fantastic food and coffee.

Archives New Zealand holds over 96 metres of archives, 552,000 maps and plans, 2.4 million photographs, 29,000 films and video, 5000 audio tapes, 1545 works of art and 5 million records on Archway - the online search engine.