One of the projects we love doing is helping a family capture and preserve their history. Our Wellington team has recently digitised two historical family tree documents for one of our clients, John Christie.

We recently found a photograph in one of the 13,000 Surveyors Field Books we have been digitising. It’s a mystery to us, who is this man in the photograph?

At NZMS we see talented people coming up with incredible ideas for projects to inspire, to educate, to entertain their communities. We also see that the tricky part is not coming up with the ideas, or even finding an enthusiastic team with the drive and energy to make them happen, the tricky part is undoubtedly finding funding for the project.

Throughout the years the NZMS team have digitised many illustrations and artworks for children’s books, reference and New Zealand history books.  The most common material we digitise for children’s picture books are collections of watercolour artworks by talented and creative New Zealand Illustrators, Researchers and Authors.

The Sisters of Mercy purchased the property on which the Villa Maria College is now situated in 1917. The school was opened on 18 February 1918 with 14 pupils enrolled. Villa Maria began serving the district as a parish school when boys were admitted in 1921. When another Catholic school (St Teresa’s) opened later nearby, boys were […]