Sir Julius von Haast Collection


  • Registration number: 39
  • Year of registration: 2019
  • Location: Alexander Turnbull Library
  • Image: View towards the sources of the Rakaia from the junction of Whitcombe's Pass Stream, by Haast, Johann Franz Julius von, 1822-1887

Further information: Alexander Turnbull Library

The Sir Julius von Haast Collection comprising papers, photographs, and drawings represents the most unique and complete record of the life and work of a New Zealand scientist of the nineteenth century. The correspondence provides an insight into the personal thoughts and scientific developments before they were published and the relationships in all their complexities showing the human aspects of science communication – a virtual science by correspondence.

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