Thomas Morland Hocken was a Dunedin doctor who developed a passion for collecting objects of Māori and Pacific ethnology and books pertinent to the history of New Zealand. He gave his ethnological collections to the Otago Museum, and his books formed the basis of the Hocken Library, which opened in 1910, the year of his death. Hocken's collections and his public lectures helped inspire an interest in history among the Dunedin community during the late 19th century.
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