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The aim of this website is to share some of the many and varied heritage materials held by Hamilton City Libraries. The purpose of our heritage collections, located on Level 3 of the Central Library, is to preserve Hamilton's rich cultural and historical legacy for future generations. As well as books, journals and magazines, the heritage collections include the Waikato Times from 1872, unpublished letters and diaries of early Waikato settlers, and memorabilia such as movie programmes from the 1930s. There is also a large and growing collection of oral histories ranging from architecture to the experiences of new migrants. To interact with this website, please click here.
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