New technology helps decipher historic hand-written documents at national archive

Putting pen to paper is fast becoming a lost art, with once carefully-crafted calligraphy being replaced by typed text.

And that change means some of New Zealand's oldest hand-written documents, stored at the national archive, are too hard for most people to read. 

At Archives New Zealand, hours upon hours are spent taking photos and jotting down notes - all to uncover little pieces of family history.

And now, thanks to a new piece of technology, some age-old stories are now a lot easier to decipher.

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