The Otago Museum collections are a rich resource for research used by curators and visiting researchers.
In the 1960s both a Bulletin and a Records of the Otago Museum were started, with Anthropology and Zoology series of the latter. These publications have since lapsed, though a number of titles remain relevant and in demand. In 2022, we began a digitisation effort to scan and upload all of them in order to enhance their accessibility. It is a work in progress.
Please note that most were written and published more than half a century ago and current views or information presented may have changed significantly.
These publications remain under copyright and have been uploaded for personal and non-commercial research use. If you would like to use these resources for any other purposes or notice any problems, then please email [email protected]
Otago Museum Bulletins
Forster R.R. (1967) Spiders of New Zealand - Part I. Otago Museum Bulletin. No 1.
Forster R.R. & Wilton C.L. (1968) Spiders of New Zelaand Part II: Ctenizidae, Dipluridae & Migidae. Otago Museum Bulletin. No 2.
Forster R.R. (1970) Spiders of New Zealand Part III: Desidae, Dictynidae, Hahniidae, Amaurobioidiae, Nicodamidae. Otago Museum Bulletin No. 3.
Forster R.R. & Wilton C.L. (1973) Spiders of New Zealand Part IV: Agelenidae, Stiphidiidae, Amphinectidae, Amaurobiidae, Neolanidae, Ctenidae, Psechridae. Otago Museum Bulletin No. 4.
Forster R.R. & Blest A.D. (1979) Spiders of New Zealand Part V: Cycloctenidae, Gnaphosidae, Clubionidae, Linyphiidae-Mynoglenidae. Otago Museum Bulletin No. 5.
Forster R.R., Millidge A.F. & Court D.J., Spiders of New Zealand Part VI: Cyatholipidae, Linyphiidae, Araneidae. Otago Museum Bulletin No. 6.
Records of the Otago Museum
Skinner H.D. (1964) Crocodile and Lizard in New Zealand Myth and Material Culture. Records of the Otago Museum. Anthropology Number 1.
Skinner H.D. (1966) The Bird-Contending-with-Snake as an Art Motive in Oceania. Records of the Otago Museum. Anthropology Number 2.
Hjarno J. (1967) Maori Fishhooks in Southern New Zealand. Records of the Otago Museum. Anthropology Number 3.
Simmons D.R. (1967) Little Papanui and Otago Prehistory. Records of the Otago Museum. Anthropology Number 4
Simmons D.R. (1968) The Lake Hauroko Burial and the Evolution of Maori Clothing. Records of the Otago Museum. Anthropology Number 5. (Due to the sensitive nature of the material contained in this publication we have chosen not to upload it to this list. To request a copy of this file, please email [email protected])
Leach H.M. (1972) A Hundred Years of Otago Archaeology: A Critical Review. Records of the Otago Museum. Anthropology Number 6.
Nye E.R. & McGregor D.D. (1964) Mosquitoes of Otago. Records of the Otago Museum. Zoology Number 1.
Forster R.R. (1965) Harvestmen of the sub-order Laniatores from New Zealand Caves. Records of the Otago Museum. Zoology Number 2.