Collections Online Search more than one million catalogue records from Auckland Museum’s natural sciences, human history and documentary heritage collections. Explore search highlights or browse by topic. Read more about our collections. Search by keyword in all categories in Object / Artefact in Library / Pictorial in Scientific Specimen in People / Groups in Cenotaph Records in Taonga SEARCH Images only On display In Library Detailed search Loading... Topics The eruption of Mt Tarawera The Mt Tarawera eruption in 1886 is probably the most devastating eruption to occur in Aotearoa New Zealand since Polynesian settlers arrived in the 14th century. Illustrated leaves Herbals are books containing names, descriptions and illustrations of plants; florilegia are books of floral illustrations. Auckland Museum's collection includes herbal and florilegium volumes from as early as the 16th century. Mrs Alice Mickle: Friend of the soldiers As the wife of the local doctor, Mrs Alice Mickle knew many of the 'Birkenhead boys' who left for the First World War. She collected their photos and letters in an album. Search highlights Little Bush Moa Anomalopteryx didiformis Crown Lynn Potteries Ltd John Watt Beattie Little spotted kiwi Apteryx owenii Rights and permissions Learn about the rights and permissions that apply to the content on our website. About our online records The development of the Auckland War Memorial Museum online collection is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided. Support the collection Help us do more. Donate now and be part of your Museum's journey to stimulate inspiration, learning and enjoyment.