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Terms of Use - Snapshop images and content


You are welcome to use these images for your personal studyunpublished research, classroom and distance teaching, review and criticism.

The quality of the images and metadata on this site is no longer standard for digital access. However, you are welcome to use out of copyright images in social media (share), blogs, non-commercial websites (e.g. sites of local history groups and not-for-profit organisations) and digital slide presentations (e.g. PowerPoint).


If you are not sure if an image is out of copyright, please email and we may be able to help determine the copyright status.

In each and all uses we ask that you retain the integrity of the image (i.e. do not crop, recolour or overprint). Include a citation with the title and photographer (in those instances where this information is supplied in the image metadata on Snapshop). Please acknowledge Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago as the source in all uses of these images.


For further information about these images, please contact:


Māori images may have special significance and we ask users to treat these images with respect.


If you want to use images in any other way (e.g. for publication in print publications or for commercial use) or you want a high quality copy for whatever purpose, please contact us on


The use of these images must be consistent with the provisions of the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994 and any amendments to that act, except where otherwise indicated. By accessing the images here you are agreeing to the terms of use outlined above. More information about copyright can be found at


Where an original photograph is still under copyright the responsibility for obtaining permission to reproduce that image lies with the applicant/user.