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MOTAT's Collection comprises more than 300,000 items, all of which tell stories of technology, innovation, transport and social history in New Zealand. There are currently 200+ items available on our Collections Online space. We're continually adding more items, so please check back for new additions.


The Search allows you to look for any words describing an object or person.

Simply, enter the words you wish to search for. Or, for more specific results, search on; a phrase "Walsh Brothers" or "Walsh Bros", include or remove words: +Batten / -Batten; or search a part of a word rail*. For more information on how to formulate your searches, please see the help topic here.

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