Wai-te-Ata Press

Wai-te-Ata Press

Wai-te-ata Press is a space to explore books and print in all their myriad forms.

In the new knowledge economy, "book" might be a four-letter word, but it's also an endlessly fascinating and seductive material object to make and study. Books provide a fascinating window onto the transmission of human knowledge and the complex web of social, cultural, economic and political relationships which produce, consume and preserve them. Join us...


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23 March 2015 International Women’s Day – Polish style
The Polish Embassy hosted a literary evening in honour of International Women's Day, in conjunction with Victoria's Wai-te-ata Press, New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation, and Deaf Studies Research Unit. Read more
18 February 2015 Rare Books Summer School 2015
Wai-te-ata Press, in collaboration with the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand and Victoria’s School of Geography, hosted the 10th anniversary Australasian Rare Books Summer School at the end of January. Read more

Welcome from the Printer

The book is dead; long live the book! Whether manuscript, print, or digital, the book permeates our everyday life. Read more»


PhD student Donelle McKinley is working to develop and evaluate a design theory for crowdsourcing in the cultural heritage domain to support website design and evaluation practice. See more at The Non-Profit Crowd...

The Colenso Project

Personal Geographies and Global Networks: William Colenso and the Victorian Republic of Letters. More...

Entrenchments 2015

Black and white image with red poppiesRunning from 30 March to 30 April, Entrenchments 2015 is a creative conversation focused on translating conflict into art. It features Canadian and New Zealand illustrators Julian Peters and Sarah Laing responding to WWI war diaries, letters, and poetry as well as contemporary works by Poet Laureate Vincent O’Sullivan, Witi Ihimaera, and Patricia Grace. Read more and see the full list of events...