NZ Historical Ceramics Database




(March 2010)

Fixed some errors in queries due to SQL upgrade. Images also now available using Lightbox so easier and more elegantly displayed.

(July 2009)

Not many changes to the site although some additional collections have become available. A bug preventing the comparative dating report being fixed.

(August 2006)

Although the website has not been updated for a while, we have been busy updating the information in the database and improving the tools for collecting data. The key improvements include:

  • Improved optimisation of images (smaller and quicker to download)
  • New collections from Auckland and Bay of Plenty area
  • Comparative Dating report
  • New look

(April 2004)

  • Updated manufacturers/makers mark information with additional dates and "Godden Numbers"
  • Establishment of new reference library
  • Pattern keywords added

(February 2004)

  • Two new complete collections have been added from Wynyard St Fale Pasifika Site (Auckland) excavated in 2003 and the Miner's Bay site on Kawau Island. A total of about 900 sherds, 900 images and 400 patterns are now in the database.
  • More complex search function is now available (although pattern information is not yet coded with keywords yet)
  • New Tools section including lookup for registration dates.

Current News available on home page.

© Simon H. Bickler (2006)