Collection online FAQs

Collection Online FAQs

Purchase of photographic images
Photographs can be purchased for personal, private and non-commercial purposes at $8.50 for a printed or high resolution digital copy. To order images please email the photograph details to

Reusing images from Culture Waitaki collections online

Can I download, copy or reuse the images from this site?
It depends. Some images can be freely used, others require you to get permission from whoever holds the copyright before you can use them.

How do I find the copyright statement for an image?
Check the rights information in the Object detail page.

What do the different copyright statements mean?
Copyright undetermined – untraced rights owner
This means Culture Waitaki has made a reasonable and documented effort to find the copyright owner, but have not located any one. We have decided to make these images available. You can download, copy or reuse an image with this statement.
If you are the owner of copyright material which is under this category please contact

© Culture Waitaki Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
This means you can download, copy or reuse the image, but you must attribute the image to Culture Waitaki.

All rights reserved
This means that the image may not be copied, reproduced, communicated without the copyright owner’s permission, except for purposes related to fair dealing, as defined by the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.

How do I get permission to use something that is all rights reserved?
Please contact us and we can work through this with you

Images of taonga Māori
The iwi we work with wish to restrict access to images of some taonga Māori for cultural reasons. Please contact us if you wish to use any images of taonga Māori from this website,

Further guidance on reusing images
Make it digital guide to enabling use & reuse
Digital NZ public domain in New Zealand

General questions

What do I do if I spot a mistake in your information?
Please contact so we can correct the record if necessary.

How can I share information I have about an item?
Please use the comment feature on the item. The comments are checked by staff regularly and added to the item information when appropriate. When you post a comment we'll reply to your email directly.

Is all of the collection online?
No, only a selection of items are online. We will be adding more over time as they are digitised. Please contact if there is something you are looking for but can’t find.

Do you have more information about the items than is shown online?
Yes, in some cases. Please contact if you want more information about an item.

Can I come and view an item?
Yes you can, but please contact to make a time first so our staff can retrieve the item/s from the collection store.

How do I donate an item to the archive, museum or gallery?
Please contact and we can discuss donations further.

Can you identify an item for me?
We are happy to assist with identifying items. Please contact . We cannot provide valuations.

Do you lend items?
We lend items from our collections for display in exhibitions at other archives, museums and galleries. We do not lend to private individuals.

Any other questions?
Please email us,