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Elements of conchology, or, an introduction to the Knowledge of Shells. London: Printed for Benjamin White, 1776. Plate III

Mendes da Costa, Emanuel.Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Auckland War Memorial Museum offers a wide range of integrated services both onsite and online for academic researchers, the educational sector, government agencies, libraries, and the public.

Through our library services, reading room, catalogues, Armoury Information Centre, document supply services and online collections, we provide easy access to our extensive research and resource material.

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  • Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre

    Now open

    Our new Memorial Discovery Centre, Pou Maumahara is a place for visitors to research and make personal discoveries about New Zealand servicemen and women.

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  • Museum Library

    The Auckland Museum Library houses one of New Zealand's largest collections of heritage material, manuscripts and archives, photographs, paintings and drawings.

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  • Armoury Information Centre

    The Armoury was the Museum's military information centre. It is now closed for refurbishment. Find out where to find our new enquiry centre — the Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre.

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  • Frequently asked questions

    Common questions asked of the Museum's Library and Armoury Information Centre.

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  • Contact Library Services

    If you want to know more about Library Services, what we do, or how we can help you, please feel free to contact our staff.

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