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Main entrance Timaru Library 1980sMountainview High School yearbook 198557th Annual Carnival Programme 1968-69: Timaru the Riviera of New ZealandRoller Skating Rink PopularCottage on the corner of Cliff and Turnbull StreetsMid & South Canterbury Foto News: Volume 1, Number 4 1962Mid & South Canterbury Foto News: Volume 2, Number 11 1963Mid & South Canterbury Foto News: Volume 2, Number 10 1963Aerial view of Timaru Girls' High School 1955Aerial photo of Sacred Heart SchoolPhoto Review: Volume 2, Number 5, August 1965Photo Review: Volume 2, Number 11, February 1966'Timaru, Canterbury' from "Forty years in New Zealand" by J. BullerCar Park & Boat Harbour Timaru NZCaroline Bay Timaru NZCaroline Bay Timaru NZ showing 800 Motor Cars in Parking AreaPublic Gardens Timaru NZLily Pond The Park Timaru NZExterior of the Timaru Public Library 1950

Timaru District Libraries Online Heritage Collection

Timaru District Libraries welcome you to the online component of the Aoraki Heritage Collection. Browse or search our constantly growing database.

Our aim is to provide easy online access to the non-lendable material in the Aoraki Heritage Collection. This is an ongoing digitisation project with items being added regularly.

The Aoraki Heritage Collection was established in 2014 to capture the history of the people, places and environment of the South Canterbury region. The name of this collection reflects the importance of Aoraki/Mount Cook to the region and its inhabitants, especially to Kāi Tahu as mana whenua for whom Aoraki is a revered tipuna.

The collection consists of local histories, histories of schools, churches, clubs and organisations, published and unpublished family histories, local guidebooks, cookbooks, directories, school yearbooks, biographies of local people and fiction by local authors. These are held at the Timaru Library. For more information on items in the collection and access to items that are not digitised please contact us at

Timaru District Libraries hold a large collection of local newspapers, find out about these here.


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