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Welcome to LINZ on RECOLLECT





Note – Field Book numbers have 4 digits, by adding ‘0’s at the front. Use 4 digits to search for items, for example:

  • Book 3 is ‘0003’
  • Book 23 is ‘0023’
  • Book 123 is ‘0123’



  • Books are named and arranged in numerical order, grouped by Land District.
  • To find all items use the search box above. To narrow your search results to a single Land District use the search boxes on the right.
  • Example search phrases:
    • GS-AK_0270 returns images from Book 270 in the Gisborne-Auckland book sequence
    • WN_0270 returns images from Book 270 in the Wellington land district 
  • Images are numbered in the order they were taken, and do not match page numbers. To find a specific page, flip through a book’s images.


  • Images may look fuzzy as they are lower resolution "browsing" versions to speed up access.
  • To see the high-resolution "viewing " image select an individual item, go tot that items screen and click "Zoom to 100%" icon on the left hand side bar
  • This retrieves the higher quality copy - it is larger and slower to load. When downloading  you will get the high-resolution version.


If you cannot find a book you think should be there, click the “Contact Us" button below and send a message explaining the issue, we will search the original registers to confirm if the book still exists.