Unesco recognition for OWN member, Eva Wong Ng, and husband's Collection 


The Ng Collection recognised by UNESCO


Another of Dunedin's heritage collections has gained Unesco recognition.

The Ng New Zealand Chinese Heritage Collection at the Presbyterian Research Centre at Knox College has been added to the Unesco Memory of the World New Zealand documentary heritage register.

Unesco recognition draws attention to the significance of documentary heritage and the importance of ensuring it is preserved and made accessible.

The Ng collection is among seven collections throughout the country that have just been added to the New Zealand register, bringing the overall total recorded there to 27.


The Ng Collection contained an extensive and diverse range of papers, photos and oral histories, collected over the years by historian Dr James Ng and his wife Eva.

The Ng collection had been gathered since 1959 by Presbyterian Church members Dr Ng and his wife.

Dr Ng said having the historical collection safeguarded was "just wonderful'' and a "relief'' for him and his wife.


Acknowledgement to ODT, 9 December 2017