Ashburton Post Office


The Ashburton Museum's collection contains many images of people, buildings, events etc from Ashburton's past, both as prints and negatives.

In most cases digital copies of these images can be made available for researchers to purchase at the rates below.

As well as photos collected by the Museum over 50 years this collection contains most of the negatives taken by professional photographer Gordon Binsted and some of the negatives taken by professional photographer Charles Tindall.


The Photo Gallery contains a selection of the many images available — there are a lot of images in the gallery so it may take a little while to load. Click here to view ...



Scanning from collection prints, slides or negatives ** $5.00 per scan (max. resolution 1200 dpi)

Supply of pre-scanned images (if available) $5.00

Emailing or saving to client’s storage device $2 per image.

Saving to disc - disc and case $5.00

Photographing collection photos and archives $5.00 per image (no flashlight permitted)

Postage, including packaging At cost

Flash Drives $15

All above fees include 15% GST


** Original photos larger than A4, or negatives other than 35mm or 120 format have to be scanned offsite – charges available on request.


Other images

Images of collection items other than photos, including some maps and plans and some selected archival material, may be obtained on request. Larger items have to be scanned offsite – please enquire from staff regarding possibility of copying this material and likely cost.

Cow Ashburton School Historic Ashburton



The following fees are additional to the above copying fees and are charged when the intended use of an image is other than personal. Publication fees are plus GST. These fees may be reduced or waived on request for very low volume publication runs, non-profit publications or if some benefit accrues to the Museum.

Books, periodicals, newspapers Within NZ $20 per image Outside NZ $NZ40 per image

Book covers Within NZ $75 per image Outside NZ $NZ150 per image

TV, Film, Video etc Within NZ $30 per image Outside NZ $NZ60 per image

Postcards, greeting cards etc Within NZ $50 per image Outside NZ $NZ100 per image

Internet/intranet use Within NZ $20 per image Outside NZ $NZ40 per image

Corporate use (reports etc) Within NZ $20 per image Outside NZ $NZ40 per image

Commercial Display (murals etc) Within NZ $50 per image Outside NZ $NZ100 per image


Ashburton Water Tower


*All images from the Museum Collection that are published must credit each image to the Ashburton Museum and print the Museum’s reference number as part of the caption.

No GST is charged on overseas orders.

One copy of material produced using images obtained from the Ashburton Museum must be supplied to the Museum.


We Need Historical Photos

Click Here for a printable Usage Rights Form and Submission Contact Details

Help us tell the story of our community.

Ashburton Museum

327 West Street (SH1)
P.O. Box 94
Ashburton 7740

New Zealand

Phone +64 (03) 307 7890

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm;
Weekends 1pm - 4pm.

Closed Statutory Holidays.

Groups by arrangement.

Research Weekdays 1pm - 4pm

Admission free but donations are appreciated

Please Note:
no_smoking_sign Smoking is not permitted
no_food_or_drink No food or drink in the Museum please!
no-flash Flash photography is not permitted in the museum under any circumstances.
Photographing collection items (without flashlight) requires permission from Museum staff.