November 09, 2017
Scientific paper trove opened online
A trove of scientific and anthropological research has been made available online thanks to a collaboration between the between Royal Society Te Aparangi and the National Library.
Copies of the Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand from the 1960s have been added to the library’s Papers Past site, meaning it now includes all volumes back to 1868.
Chief executive Dr Andrew Cleland says it’s a fitting project for the society’s 150th anniversary year.
He says when the organisation was set up as the New Zealand Institute in 1867, its primary objective was to publish the findings from regional research societies around New Zealand.
The Transactions and Proceedings were the formal outlet of the discoveries and discussions taking place around the country about the unique flora, fauna and geology of New Zealand as well as considering the origins of Maori and describing matauranga Maori learned from tangata whenua.
View the latest digitised Transactions on the Papers Past website, each issue is available to download as a PDF in full colour.
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