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Digital Library

Kete West Coast

What was Kete West Coast?

Kete West Coast was a website created in 2012 by the National Library to capture and preserve the historical and current memories, stories and activities of the West Coast people. Groups and individuals were invited to add their stories, documents, digital images, videos and audios to the kete.

Archived Records

Following the closure of the kete website the content – including over 3,000 images – was migrated to eHive by Buller District Libraries in July 2022. You can explore the collection of migrated records here.

What is eHive?

eHive is a web-based system used worldwide by hundreds of museums, societies and private collectors to catalogue objects, store images, manage acquisition information and publish their collections online. Find out more about eHive here.