Negatives in the Archive were originally held as two separate collections: surveys flown on behalf of the Crown and private surveys flown by New Zealand Aerial Mapping (NZAM). All materials in the Archive are under Crown copyright.
More information on the Crown Aerial Film Archive and historical imagery scanning project can be found here
Access to the images
Abley’s Retrolens website provides an interactive search interface for viewing and downloading many of the photos in the Archive. Although these are at a lower resolution than the original scans, the downloads are suitable for most general purposes.
Full resolution scans, Survey charts, Calibration files and images not on the Retrolens website can be requested by emailing [email protected] with the subject line: “Historical Imagery”.