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 Downloadable images Detailed search Loading... Explore Be inspired by collections through a sampling of our Collection images. Topics William Sanders, New Zealand's only naval VCTakapuna boy Lieutenant-Commander William Sanders is New Zealand's only naval recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest British award bestowed for valour. On the centenary of his death, Associate History Curator Gail Romano reflects upon the local Auckland recognition of his actions. The Battle of RafahOn 9 January 1917, the New Zealand Mounted Rifles participated in the final battle of the Sinai Campaign on the borders of Palestine - an event which changed the Middle East in ways which continue to resound today. Tonny Brinkman: Sand CollectorSand collector Tonny Brinkman has generously donated 3500 sands to Auckland Museum - and her decades of collecting show that you can explore the world without going far from home. 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.