Unsolicited donations


The Museum frequently receives unsolicited objects from members of the public as potential donations to the Museum’s collection. The Museum is very grateful for the public support and engagement demonstrated by these collection donations. Consequently, the Museum has carefully reviewed unsolicited objects we’ve been given, and identified a number which do not meet the criteria set out in our Collection Development Plan. In some cases, objects came into our possession without contact information about the depositor, or contact with this person has been lost subsequently.


This page will periodically be updated with unsolicited donations in accordance with the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act (1975).

If you wish to discuss any of the items listed further, please feel free to contact our team at [email protected]



 Date received 



1) "My Happy Birthday Book" A5. with May Road School Auckland library stamp. circa 1950s. 2)50c New Zealand Postal Note, 1983. 3) "School Journal V.45, No.9, Part 4, November 1952", inscribed with 'Peter Chamberlain' on cover. 4) "School Journal V.45, No.1, Part 1, 1951" Inscribed Robin Chamberlain on cover.