Collections 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 A rugby legacy: the Originals and the Invincibles It's no secret that rugby has loomed large in New Zealand's national imagination for over a century. In 1924 the NZ Truth newspaper extolled the way the sport commanded the country's interest: "Rugby suits the athletic genius of New Zealand ... What is there in politics (short of war) that can move countries thusly?" Early European charts of the Pacific Ocean The Museum Library has in its collection a number of maps dating from the 17th and 18th centuries that depict the charting of the Pacific as Europeans sailed around the world and recorded their search for new territories and exotic merchandise. The Huia In a country known globally for its unique bird diversity and the tragic loss of its birdlife following human arrival, no species resonates more in the stories of the formation of our nation than the huia. Search highlights Dolls and doll houses WWI fundraising badges Auckland flora and fauna Historic Museum images 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.