The Russell Museum Photo Archives contains over two thousand photos.  Most are owned by Russell Museum but others are copy prints from other institutions used for reference purposes only.

The museum has a selection of these available for viewing on computer in the Marie King Gallery and they are a fascinating resource for visitors as well as a great resource for research and projects. Photographs are classified as follows:

  • Bay of Islands Scenes
  • Buildings to 1920
  • Buildings after 1920
  • Bush Northland
  • Events
  • Flagstaff Hill
  • Kerikeri, Kaikohe
  • Long Beach 1920 onwards
  • Matauwhi Bay 1920 onwards
  • Paihia and Waitangi
  • People before 1900
  • People 1900-1920
  • People 1920 onwards


  • Royal Visits
  • Russell before 1900
  • Russell 1900-1920
  • Russell 1920 onwards
  • Russell Churches
  • Russell Museum
  • Russell School
  • Ships and boats
  • Sports fishing
  • Tapeka, Mt Tikitikioure, Orongo Bay, Kawakawa, Opua, Waikare
  • Te Wahapu and Okiato
  • Whangamumu and Russell Road
Copies can be purchased from the Russell Museum either as copy prints or jpeg files. A selection of our photos are on the ehive website. Please feel free to contact us for further details.