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Population New Zealand’s population reached three million in late 1973. The rate of natural increase then slowed as the contraceptive pill became more widely used and an economic downturn meant that young couples were less eager to start families. There were also more emigrants and fewer ...

Capability Fund funding recipients

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their associated kōrero and pakiwaitara, and develop skills of whānau/hapū to identify, record, and monitor wāhi tupuna. Dunedin  $19,500 B Company 28th NZ (Māori) Battalion History Trust For wānanga and engagement to inform the provision of tools and resources that will enable access to a significant ...

Performing arts

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This essay written by Adrienne Simpson was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Cherie Jacobson in 2018. 1870s–1993 When Mary Colclough, writing in the New Zealand Herald in 1871 under the pen-name of 'Polly ...

Sound clip: evacuation from Gallipoli

Sound clip: evacuation from Gallipoli

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Hear a radio documentary about the evacuation of Gallipoli. Transcript Then a new enemy appeared, General Winter. Rain and cold added to the hardships of the men in the line and sent up casualties with a bound. Men were actually drowned in the trenches. As men were taken away, a show of landing ...

Turning boys into soldiers

Turning boys into soldiers

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boys for war is not something we associate with the modern scouting movement, its founder, Robert Baden-Powell, had been a lieutenant-general in the British Army. His principles of scouting, published in Scouting for boys (1908), were based on his earlier military books. The movement aimed to teach ...

Kiwi klassics

Kiwi klassics

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Pianist Tahu Matheson's recording for Kiwi Pacific Records in 1998 includes concert studies by New Zealand composer Edwin Carr. Kiwi Records classical catalogue  Kiwi Records was a saviour of New Zealand composers. The label, started by publisher A.H. & A.W. Reed in 1957, was one of the ...

Statement of Intent 2010-2013

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Monitoring of Funded Organisations. Work programme for Outcome 1 Ministry's Key Services Key sector-focused initiatives Producing and publishing (digital and non-digital) resources on New Zealand and its culture and society (eg. Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand) Producing historical information ...

Lady Liverpool Great War Story

Lady Liverpool Great War Story

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women of New Zealand Two days after news of Britain’s declaration of war on Germany was received on 5 August 1914, Lady Liverpool’s appeal to the women of New Zealand was published in many newspapers. She sought assistance in providing comforts and ‘necessaries’ for serving soldiers of the ‘citizen ...

Only surviving Maungatautari Bank cheque issued

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Te Peeke o Aotearoa banknote (Reserve Bank of New Zealand) 17 March 1905 is the date written on the only cheque issued by the Maungatautari Peeke (Maungatautari Bank) that is known to have survived, which is now displayed in the Cambridge Museum. The cheque, signed by ‘Tawhiao’, instructs Wi ...

How Flight TE901 got its name

How Flight TE901 got its name

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were PEL800 and Antarctica was PEL900. The first image that arrived of Antarctica was duly numbered PEL901. Remote Sensing published a book on the Earth Resources investigations in New Zealand called Landsat Over New Zealand. Page 224 has a colour photo of PEL901. Enter Air New Zealand. They wanted the ...

New Zealand Railways Magazine launched

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Railways Magazine cover, 1926 (Alexander Turnbull Library, PUBL-0190-1926-05-cover) The New Zealand Railways Magazine was published monthly for 14 years, with the final issue appearing in June 1940. Based on British and American railway company magazines, it was launched as a journal for the ...

20-year-old hanged for murder

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Edward Te Whiu's execution led to calls to end capital punishment (ATL, Eph-A-JUSTICE-1956-01-front) On the evening of 28 April 1955 a cold and hungry Edward Te Whiu broke into the house of Florence Smith, a 75-year-old widow, with the intention of robbing her. Smith, who was in bed, heard ...

Interviewees

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The interviews that appear in this feature were recorded for the book Home: civilian New Zealanders remember the Second World War, written by Alison Parr and published by the Penguin Group in 2010. Marian Beech Marian Beech was born in England in 1917, immigrating to New Zealand aged 11. ...

Bob Jagger in Korea

Bob Jagger in Korea

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During his time serving with Kayforce in Korea (1951-54) Gunner Bob Jagger (pictured) took a series of images on his box Brownie camera, a selection of which have been reproduced with his permission. Commentary about this image by Bob Jagger That’s me, aged twenty-seven, in Kure (Japan) for five ...

New Zealand Federation of Country Girls' Clubs

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At a garden party in Mona Vale, Christchurch, in 1970, Prince Charles asked one Country Girls' Club (CGC) member what Country Girls did. She replied, 'We marry Young Farmers.' [1] The history of CGC reflected the traditional role assigned to rural daughters, and their tenuous ...

Working with statistics

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activities as they went about their duties. A handful of male clerks in the Colonial Secretary’s office collated this data and summarised the results on standardised forms which were bound together in volumes known throughout the British Empire as ‘Blue Books’. Annual statistical reports were published by ...

Maurice Wilkins wins Nobel Prize

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British physical chemist Rosalind Franklin to deduce the structure of the DNA molecule. This discovery of set the stage for rapid advances in molecular biology over the next 50 years. In the decade that followed Wilkins published a number of papers verifying the Watson–Crick Model. The Nobel Prize was ...

John Minto- 1981 Springbok tour

John Minto- 1981 Springbok tour

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John Minto, national organiser of Halt All Racist Tours (HART) 'I think the most important impact of the tour in New Zealand was to stimulate the whole debate about racism and about the place of Māori in our community. 'In South Africa the tour helped to bring, I think, a quicker end to ...

New Zealand history scavenger hunt 3

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While working largely on children’s television I was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars New Zealand. Who am I? My first novel, Mutuwhenua: The Moon Sleeps, was published in 1978. It was about the relationship of a Māori woman and Pākehā man and their experiences of racial prejudice. It was inspired ...

The 1980s

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we published our first ever ‘Rich List’. Labour’s re-election that year was a provisional endorsement of Rogernomics. But cracks that could not be papered over were appearing. The stock-market crash of October 1987 sent shock waves through the economy. Divisions within the government over the nature ...

Lottie Le Gallais Great War Story

Lottie Le Gallais Great War Story

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The video for this story about Lottie Le Gallais and First World War nurses screened on TV3 News on 19 April 2015. Charlotte Le Gallais (‘Lottie’) was one of 10 nurses who served on the first voyage of the New Zealand Hospital Ship Maheno, which went to the aid of the Anzac troops at Gallipoli. ...

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developed for the benefit of the remaining veterans, their families and for all New Zealanders. The website was published on 30 June 2009 and formally launched by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Hon Christopher Finlayson, and the Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon Dr Pita Sharples, at Parliament on ...

The lighthouse and its surroundings

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a history of New Zealand's coastal lighthouse system. ...

Mō Tuia 250||About Tuia 250

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sites of the Tuia 250 Voyage. In an opinion piece published by Stuff called ‘ Tuia 250: Celebration or commemoration for anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival ’, he shared these views. “I wanted to hear directly from communities, to understand their aspirations for the commemorations, to discuss how we ...

CDIP projects

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| Living Legacy, Washington DC New Zealand’s Māori culture took centre stage July 22-30 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Through nine days of immersive programming, Tuku Iho| Living Legacy featured Tā moko – the art of Māori tattoo; carving demonstrations, Kapa ...

Korean Christmas card

Korean Christmas card

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Christmas card sent home to New Zealand by Gunner Bob Jagger in 1953. Click on thumbnail to see inside. Commentary about this image by Bob Jagger In December of ’53, we each sent a Christmas/ New Year card home. It commemorated the Coronation Day held on 2 June of the same year. The card was ...

Uijeongbu, location of M*A*S*H

Uijeongbu, location of M*A*S*H

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The village of Uijeongbu, which served as the home of the US 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in the TV series M*A*S*H. Commentary about this image by Bob Jagger Uijeongbu, which was then just a village located north of Seoul. The dwellings were thatched with rice straw and the peoplemade ...

Lizzy Gibbs

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Birth, marriage and death records Passenger list Family oral history Steam at Southbrook: The first 50 years of the Southbrook Traction Engine Club. Compiled by M C Bradstock, published by the Southbrook Traction Engine Club, 2010. Obituary: Press, 14 August 1936, p.2. New Zealand Combined Electoral ...

Making it official: The journey of te reo Māori | Kia whakapūmautia: Ngā piki me ngā heke o te reo Māori

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impact. This is the fourth story to be published. Carmel Sepuloni adds that as part of the  Maihi Karauna  or Crown Strategy for Māori Language Revitalisation, this online resource Te Mana o Te Reo Māori supports ongoing work to ensure te reo Māori is valued as part of our Aotearoatanga or national ...

Armistice signed telegram

Armistice signed telegram

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This is the telegram that informed New Zealand’s Governor-General, Lord Liverpool, of the signing of the armistice. Germany and the Allied Powers signed the armistice in Compiègne, France at 5.20 a.m. on 11 November 1918, late afternoon in New Zealand. Official confirmation reached New Zealand ...

Air New Zealand A320 crashes in France

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Airways and Air New Zealand. Their interim report released in February 2009 found that the crew had lost control of the aircraft after it stalled following a low-speed manoeuvre at a very low altitude. According to the final report published in September 2010, the plane’s velocity had fallen to stalling ...

Tarawa coastwatchers memorial

Tarawa coastwatchers memorial

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was later replaced by a low stone wall and capped stanchion posts and chains. In late 1944 New Zealand Post Office radio staff were invited to contribute to the Tarawa Memorial Fund. Some of the money from this fund was used to pay for a bronze memorial plaque to the nine radio operators killed which ...

Alan Deere memoir

Alan Deere memoir

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In 1959 Alan Deere published an account of his wartime experiences, entitled Nine Lives. The book's title was a reference to Deere’s lucky habit of emerging unharmed from life-threatening situations. During the Battle of Britain he was shot down three times; on another occasion his Spitfire ...

Moore-Jones' Gallipoli landscapes

Moore-Jones' Gallipoli landscapes

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The terrible country towards Suvla, by Horace Millichamp Moore-Jones, 1915 Other Moore-Jones Gallipoli landscapes (click on thumbnails to see full images) Horace Moore-Jones' Gallipoli landscapes At the outbreak of war in 1914, Horace Moore-Jones was living in Britain. He was 42 years old, ...

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related to the phases of the moon.

The Presbyterian Church this week described him as one of the most significant and recognised lay leaders in its history. He was deeply involved in the Maori Synod, the New Life Movement from 1955-70, and was elected as only the third lay [not ordained] Moderator ...

Parents Centres New Zealand

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and managers were introduced. This was a significant step away from the previous model of a volunteer- and consumer-led organisation. Marie Bell’s 2004 study of the history of Parents Centres, written soon after this shift, reported some difficulties in bedding down the changes in the organisation. ...

The Bob Jagger photographs

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Bob Jagger in Korea Gunner Bob Jagger served with Kayforce in Korea from 1951 to 1954. During this time he took photographs on his box Brownie camera. A selection of these previously unpublished images are presented here, along with commentary provided by Bob. Bob Jagger was brought up in rural ...

Mata Aho Collective

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This essay written by the Mata Aho Collective was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. Mata Aho Collective was established in 2012 by Erena Baker (Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Toarangatira), Sarah Hudson (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe), ...

Sport and recreation

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This essay written by Charlotte Macdonald was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Charlotte Macdonald in 2018. In a country renowned for its sporting traditions and fervour, women's sport and recreation ...

NZ Railway Engineers in Samoa, 1914

NZ Railway Engineers in Samoa, 1914

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Sapper Peter Stanley Marriott, an NZR locomotive fireman who was later wounded while serving with a trench mortar battery on the Western Front. One of the Railway Engineers described their work in a letter published in the Evening Post, 11 November 1914: Fortunately, on arrival it was found that the ...

On the 38th Parallel, 1953

On the 38th Parallel, 1953

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established just north of Seoul, through the middle of the Demilitarised Zone. After the armistice, we were in a position up north and had to come back to the south, allowing the North Koreans to take that position. We stayed on in a peacekeeping role based below the 38th Parallel, by the Imjin River. A line ...

New Zealand Book Month

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Book Month with 31 reasons to love New Zealand books and writing. There is a different story for each day of the month about some of the people, events, books and other publications that are part of this country's literary heritage. This is a selection of snapshots, not a history of New Zealand ...

Pohutukawa trees

Pohutukawa trees

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abroad. In 1833 the missionary Henry Williams described holding service under a ‘wide spreading pohutukawa’. The first known published reference to the pohutukawa as a Christmas tree came in 1857 when ‘flowers of the scarlet Pohutukawa, or “Christmas tree”’ formed part of table decorations at a feast put ...

New Zealand adopts decimal currency

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publicised a selection of the designs submitted and asked for public input via voting forms published in newspapers. Designs by New Zealander James Berry were ultimately chosen for all six coins. The notes – the first New Zealand paper money to show the reigning monarch – were kept under wraps until June ...

Sound: Prime Minister Sidney Holland at the Tangiwai disaster

Sound: Prime Minister Sidney Holland at the Tangiwai disaster

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information as possible, and further details will be supplied from time to time as they are available. Radio will be used for this purpose as newspapers are not published today. I deeply regret to say that this is the most disastrous railway accident in New Zealand's history and unfortunately it has been ...

Dress for Success New Zealand

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This essay written by Gwynneth Jansen was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. Dress for Success in New Zealand was part of a global movement for change and empowerment of women. The first organisation was established by Nancy Lublin ...

Missionary protection of Māori cartoon

Missionary protection of Māori cartoon

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Hadfield made a direct and public appeal for justice to the Duke of Newcastle, colonial secretary, with three pamphlets published in London in 1860 and 1861. Some clergy were concerned at the 'intemperate unwise language' used by Hadfield. Many settlers regarded his actions as bordering on ...

Atalanta Cycling Club

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Blanche E. Thompson, Radio New Zealand Sound Archives, c. 1961 Simpson, Clare, interview with Ngawi Thompson, Rangiora, 1989 Published sources Malthus, Jane, '"Bifurcated and not Ashamed": Late Nineteenth-century Dress Reformers in New Zealand', New Zealand Journal of History, Vol. 23 ...

A day off for Christmas

A day off for Christmas

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often opened. Newspapers were published on Christmas Day, some of them even into the early 20th century. In some early issues, Christmas was not even mentioned. The 25 December 1841 edition of the New Zealand Gazette was no different from any other issue of the paper. New Zealand's first holiday ...

Haeata

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goddess of te whare pora (the house of weaving), representing the arts pursued by women. According to the joint artists’ statement, the whare was ‘uncompromisingly female’, and ‘a woman’s response to New Zealand’s 150-year history of deceit’ in dishonouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi. [2] The differences ...

Bugler Allen painting

Bugler Allen painting

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the whole detachment from being massacred. An account of this incident also appeared in J.G. Wilson’s Early Rangitikei. The following lines taken from Early Rangitikei were used in a poem by Archdeacon A.V. Towgood that was published in the Wellington Girls’ College magazine  Reporter: He raised his ...

UN Women National Committee for Aotearoa NZ

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This essay written by Rae Julian was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. In December 1976, the United Nations (UN) established the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), as the Voluntary Fund for the United Nations Decade for Women. ...

Suzanne Aubert appointed Mother Superior

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following a request from local Māori. She was fluent in three languages – her native language of French, te reo Māori and English. During her time at Hiruharama, Mother Aubert published a Māori–English phrase book and for a period adapted Māori herbal rongoā (medicine) as home remedies which were bottled ...

Former Governor FitzRoy commits suicide

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Robert FitzRoy, the second governor of New Zealand, took his own life at his home in Surrey. Opinion on his governorship has always been divided. While the writer Steve Braunias has described FitzRoy as ‘our first great wretch’, historian Ian Wards argued that his achievements were ‘considerable’ ...

RSA Women's Sections

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that the ideas and schemes for raising money generally originate.' [2] Alexander Turnbull Library, EP-Days of Commemoration-ANZAC Day-05. Women selling Anzac poppies, Wellington. When this image was published in 1940 it referred to these five women as 'Veterans of Poppy Day', as they had ...

New Zealand Federation of Women's Institutes

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Margaret, former Dominion president, interviewed by Rosemarie Smith, February 1992 Published sources A goodly thing [a history of the WI 1921–1946], Women's Institute, Wellington, 1946 Courtney, Janet E., Country Women in council, Oxford University Press, London, 1933 Harper, Barbara, The history of ...

Erebus disaster recovery work during blizzard

Erebus disaster recovery work during blizzard

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Recovery work among the debris of Air New Zealand Flight TE901 on Mt Erebus continued even in terrible weather conditions. The original caption to this photograph reads: ‘Hugh Logan below main fuselage. Strong ground blizzard blowing through wreckage’. No survivors Keith Woodford's account ...

16 Olympic stories

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television or the internet. Back in 1908, when New Zealand walker Harry Kerr won our first medal, the report of his feat in the following day’s Taranaki Herald – published in Kerr’s home region – was brief and low-key. More.. Yvette Williams leaps for gold at Helsinki (1952) New Zealand’s first female ...

Women's Institute Drama Groups

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collection, 1921–1992, WI headquarters, Wellington Published sources Harper, Barbara (ed.), History of the CWIs of New Zealand 1921–1958, Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd, Christchurch, 1958 Home and Country, 1929–, complete set held at WI headquarters, Lower Hutt, Wellington South Canterbury Federation of the CWI, ...

Te Rore NZ Wars memorial

Te Rore NZ Wars memorial

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soldier, the pioneer farmer, early colonization, the war in Waikato, life on the Maori border and later-day settlement, Waipa Post Printing and Publishing Company, Te Awamutu, 1922, pp. 36–9 James Cowan, ‘ The Advance on the Waipa ’ and ‘ The Invasion of Rangiaowhia ’, in The New Zealand Wars: A History of ...

Women's Golf New Zealand

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Awamutu Golf Club, Te Awamutu Waikato-King Country District Ladies' Golf Association minute books, 1955–1964, Te Awamutu Golf Club, Te Awamutu Published sources Gray, Russell, ‘The Smart Way to Women’s Golf’, Golf Club, No. 2, 1998 Kelly, G.M., Golf in New Zealand: A Centennial History, New Zealand ...

Netball New Zealand

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minute books, special reports, correspondence, records of affiliation, annual reports, scrapbooks) Published sources Butcher, Margot, 'Netball in the Nineties', North & South, June 1991, pp. 58–68 NZBA, Basketball in New Zealand: A Brief History 1906–1967, NZBA, Christchurch, 1968 NZNA, ...

Kiwi stories

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War is often thought of as constant front-line action, but in reality troops are often out of the lines, training or on leave. Listen to the experiences of New Zealand soldiers behind the frontline during the North African campaign, 1940-1943. The extracts below have been drawn from interviews in ...

Ten reasons why the women of New Zealand should vote

Ten reasons why the women of New Zealand should vote

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Article extract from the Clutha Leader, 19 Sep 1890. Ten reasons why the women of New Zealand should vote (1888) This is the text of a leaflet published by the Women's Christian Temperance Union in May 1888, which was sent to every member of the House of Representatives. 1. Because ...

Getting the men to war

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two camps would provide for all foreseeable needs and train the bulk of the recruits for the remainder of the war. Each covered hundreds of acres, and maintaining these pop-up towns was a logistical exercise without precedent in New Zealand history. The two camps included a wide range of buildings, ...

National Party Women's Sections

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sources New Zealand National Party records, 1935–1945, ATL Published sources Gustafson, Barry, The First 5O Years: A History of the New Zealand National Party, Reed Methuen, Auckland, 1986 Political Begining Year:  1936 Organisation Name:  National Party Women's Sections Add to index:  Sue Wood ...

Māori Women's Institutes

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Wellington. [10] The system of registration used by the CWI precludes establishing how many Māori institutes remained into the 1950s. Published sources Home and Country, 1927–1952 Harper, Brenda, The History of the Country Women's Institutes in New Zealand 1921–1958, Whitcombe & Tombs, Christchurch, ...

Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds

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last president of the Linwood Townswomen’s Guild, 13 September 2018; Email to Fiona McKergow from Lea Gilmore, 26 June 2018. [7] Conversation with Nancy van den Ende, last president of the Linwood Townswomen’s Guild, 13 September 2018. [8] ‘History – Margery Corbett-Ashby’ at: ...

Charles Darwin leaves New Zealand after nine-day visit

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shells, fish, rocks and a gecko. His detailed observations were carefully recorded in his journal of the Beagle expedition, which was published to much acclaim in 1839. He later wrote that the voyage had been ‘by far the most important event in my life, and has determined my whole career.’ But he did not ...

Hamiora Pere executed for treason

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fictionalised in two novels published in 1986. Part of the back-story in Witi Ihimaera’s The matriarch, the trial and execution is the climax of Maurice Shadbolt’s Season of the Jew, in which a youthful Pere appears repeatedly as an informant of the central character, a colonial officer. In its 2004 report on ...

Alexia Pickering inducted into the Attitude Awards Hall of Fame

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government inquiries and commissions. While visiting London she came across a guide for people with limited mobility and decided to create her own for New Zealand. After two years of research throughout the country she published an accommodation guide,  Accessible New Zealand. Pickering was appointed ...

Whangamomona war memorial

Whangamomona war memorial

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Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead beside road (at Kohuratahi) square obelisk       41 / 3   Whangamomona war memorial. Glennis Austin Glennis Austin World Wars whangamomona ...

The 'Tiki Times', POW newspaper

The 'Tiki Times', POW newspaper

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issues of this camp newspaper were published. It was born of a desire to help break the monotony of camp life and while the first issue was a modest one, it developed into an ambitious production with the discovery of artistic and literary talent amongst the prisoners of war. Near the end quite a large ...

SheEO NZ

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This essay written by Kate Jordan was published online in Women Together: a History of Women's Organisations in New Zealand in 2019. Women-led businesses are much less likely to receive venture capital, the funding needed to establish or grow a business. [1] To address this imbalance, in 2015 ...

First flights to Antarctica

First flights to Antarctica

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in March 1999 because of Navy downsizing. The Air National Guard has taken over its responsibilities. Further information Books David Burke, Moments of terror: the story of Antarctic aviation, Robert Hale Limited, London, 1994 Noel Gillespie. Courage Sacrifice Devotion: the history of the US Navy ...

World’s first state-run maternity hospital opens

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time, there was concern about the effects of high infant mortality on the future of the nation. In 1903, 81 infants died for every 1000 born. Prompted by these numbers, Liberal Premier John Seddon published a ‘Memorandum on Child-Life Preservation’ with recommendations for improving the health of ...

Alice Cousins

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234 Cousins Alice Waimate Waimate South Canterbury ...

The Aunties

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This essay written by Michele A’Court and Paul Brislen was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. Through The Aunties, the group she formed in 2013, Jackie Clark not only changed the lives of countless women and children, she also ...

TechWomen

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This essay written by Kate Jordan was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. The New Zealand Technology Industry Association, which became known as NZTech, began in 2008 with the aim of promoting and nurturing New Zealand’s tech industry ...

The early years

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Edmund Percival Hillary was born in Auckland on 20 July 1919, the son of Percival and Gertrude Hillary (née Clark). His mother was a teacher; his father published a Dargaville newspaper, the North Auckland Times. Ed had an older sister, June, and a younger brother, Rex. The family moved to South ...

Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku programme

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that aims to increase understanding of the past by exploring Treaty settlements and their enduring impact. It preserves the stories of iwi and people who played key roles in settlements through audio-visual interviews, and publishes authoritative, accessible multimedia histories online. This funding ...

'He got a letter out to us somehow'

'He got a letter out to us somehow'

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say that he was actually in Wellington and we knew that he would be with one of the pacifists down there and didn't know exactly where. They would be separated somewhere staying in two different places delivering the pamphlets that they had published.  And so his mother went down to see him and ...

What changed?

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and societies. The name still survives in the title of the Dominion (now Dominion Post) newspaper, first published in Wellington on 26 September 1907. Although the term is no longer used to describe New Zealand, the 1907 royal proclamation of dominion status has never been revoked and remains in force ...

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi Women's Council

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This essay written by Eileen Brown was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. Formation of the Women’s Council The precursors of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi (NZCTU) Women’s Council were the women’s advisory ...

The steamer Penguin

The steamer Penguin

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In 1895 the old Penguin initiated regular ferry sailings between Lyttelton and Wellington. Fourteen years later, while running between Picton and Wellington, the Penguin sank with the loss of 75 lives. Alexander Turnbull Library, Reference: 1/1-003381-G. Permission of the Alexander Turnbull ...

First ascent of Mt Cook

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descent in near-darkness. News of their success reached Timaru on the 30th and was published in newspapers on New Year’s Eve. Fitzgerald was not pleased.  ...

Nga Maia Maori Midwives Aotearoa

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This essay written by Jean Te Huia was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. Nga Maia Maori Midwives Aotearoa was formed in 1993 by Māori midwives, midwifery tutors and their students, to address the inconsistencies in maternity ...

New Zealand Armed Constabulary garrison at Ōpepe

New Zealand Armed Constabulary garrison at Ōpepe

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New Zealand Armed Constabulary garrison at Ōpepe, near Taupō, early 1870s. In 1867, with imperial soldiers being withdrawn from New Zealand, a new military structure was needed. With the ‘backbone of Māori armed resistance to state authority’ seemingly broken, a paramilitary body able to play the ...

Messines bell

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More than 8000 public servants served during the First World War, and over 1000 lost their lives. Numerous rolls of honour to groups of public servants were published or erected. Although a proposed single national memorial to all public servants wasn’t progressed, three distinctive memorials were ...

Women's Art Initiative Collective

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This essay, written by Karen Seccombe, was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand  in 2019. Seven women gathered in a former dental clinic at a Manawatū school in February 2013. They shared two commonalities: they had all experienced violence, ...

New Zealand Medical Women’s Association

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doctors met in Dunedin to discuss the establishment of a women doctors' association. A letter of introduction was then sent to women doctors across the country, inviting them to join. The new association published a formal set of aims in the New Zealand Medical Journal in April 1923, and adopted the ...

Dunedin Tailoresses' Union

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home fundraising concert, businesses made substantial donations, and Freeman Kitchen, editor of the Globe, published all he could on the union. [4]  ODT, 24 July 1890; 30 December 1890. Unpublished sources Christchurch Tailoresses' and Pressers' Union executive minutes, 1891–1935, Canterbury ...

Mia Faiumu

Mia Faiumu

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2013. Students meet weekly to explore issues of concern. Past meetings have discussed sexual harassment, ‘slut-shaming’, physical self-loathing, eating disorders, misrepresentation by the media, and access to contraception and abortion services. The group regularly created zines, handmade self-published ...

Father Patrick Dore memorials, Foxton

Father Patrick Dore memorials, Foxton

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the Great War, 1914-1918, comp. Linda Fletcher, Levin, 2014, pp. 89-91, 180; Roger Lang and Jennifer Lang-Betham, The Chaplains of Anzac: New Zealand’s Fallen Chaplains of the Great War, Lang Book Publishing, 2015, pp. 45-51; 'A tribute to WWI Chaplain Fr Patrick Dore', Catholic Archdiocese ...

New Horizons for Women: Hine Kahukura

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This essay written by Debbie Gee was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. The vision of New Horizons for Women: Hine Kahukura (NHW:HK) – to inspire women to new horizons through education and research – had its roots in the 1975 ...

Feeding Britain

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1918) provided much of the information for this article, along with contemporary newspaper reports and the annual reports of government departments published in the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. Books Bill Carter and John MacGibbon, Wool: a history of New Zealand’s wool ...

Hairy Maclary

Hairy Maclary

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Cover of Lynley Dodd's Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy (1983). Tales of a Skye terrier Out of the gate And off for a walk Went Hairy Maclary Of Donaldson's Dairy The publication in 1983 of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy skyrocketed Lynley Dodd to the status of ...

Blue smoke

Blue smoke

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the 28th New Zealand (Maori) Battalion. He led the battalion concert party, and he was one of the few survivors of its original 17-member choir. Although it was performed at troop concerts during the war, ‘Blue smoke’ was rejected by London publishers. Back in New Zealand, he assembled a quintet in ...

Domestic Workers' Unions

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The history of domestic service unions is brief and confused. Repeated efforts to organise what was, until 1936, the largest group of women workers all ended in failure: none of the unions drew substantial support, none lasted for more than a few years, and none was able to negotiate an award with ...

New book confirms dramatic increase in number of New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli

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Two New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) historians have published an e-book confirming that the number of New Zealand soldiers who served at Gallipoli in 1915 was more than 16,000 – almost double the accepted number of 8556. The book builds on previous research carried out in 2016, which was widely ...

Sari Bair bell

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offensive. He recalled arriving there in advance of his casualty clearing station and, with the assistance of only one other man, having to treat 300 cases in 48 hours as wounded soldiers arrived from the battle. His letter about this experience was published in the newspaper: ‘it was one of the most awful ...

Kenneth Anderson Bayne

Kenneth Anderson Bayne

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Kenneth Anderson Bayne, No. 11/774A, 9th Squadron, Wellington Mounted Rifles. Drowned at sea, 25 November 1916. Born in Tapanui, West Otago in 1888, Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Anderson Bayne was the youngest of Ellen and William Bayne’s four surviving children. Following Kenny’s birth the family moved to ...

Stepping up the Mau campaign

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1928 he published The Truth about Samoa. The Samoa Guardian newspaper, banned in Samoa, was re-established as the New Zealand Samoa Guardian. That year Nelson presented a petition to the League of Nations in Geneva that outlined Samoan objections to New Zealand's administration. Of the 9300 adult ...

Reporting and broadcasting

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a Hansard service in 1867, it was one of the world's first independent and official records of parliamentary debates. Today, Hansard is recorded first on digital audiotape, but for most of its history, Hansard reporters had to be top-of-the-line shorthand reporters reaching speeds of 180 words and more ...

Women's National Abortion Action Campaign

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a history of the abortion rights struggle in New Zealand by Alison McCulloch, and a subsequent book tour; and in 2012, the setting up of a process for Burmese migrant women on the Thailand-Burma border to access abortions in Thailand. In 2018 WONAAC members remained active in abortion rights activism as ...

Embarkation database

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The information was sourced from the nominal rolls of the New Zealand Contingents published in the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. It contains the names, contingents, companies, registration numbers, ranks, embarkation details, addresses, next of kin and occupations of ...

New Zealand in 1907

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the Edmonds cookery book and the School Journal, appeared for the first time. The first issue of Wellington’s Dominion newspaper was published on 26 September. Cricket’s interprovincial Plunket Shield was first contested in the summer of 1906/07. Women’s basketball (netball) arrived in the country, ...

Ladies' Committee of the Canterbury Female Refuge

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8 March 1904. Unpublished sources Canterbury Female Refuge and Reformatory, Annual Report, 1883, 1884 Female Refuge (Essex Home) Minute Book, 1876-1910, Christchurch Public Hospital Roper, M.L., 'The History of the Social Services of the Anglican Church in Canterbury', MA thesis, Canterbury ...

Military links

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General Resources The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Features a searchable online register of war graves including New Zealand personnel The Cenotaph Developed by the Auckland Museum, this database contains records and some photos for over 115,000 New Zealanders who served in overseas wars, ...

Maungakaramea memorials

Maungakaramea memorials

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to the WWI inscribed sides of the obelisk, gudgeons mark the place where a gate was once hung. There was no gate at the back, where the concrete base is higher over sloping ground. Inscriptions: Details from page 253, 'Maungakaramea Past and Present', 1985, published by Maungakaramea ...

Trafford Leigh-Mallory

Trafford Leigh-Mallory

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11 Group area, nine were unsuccessful and the tenth destroyed one Me 109! [Air Commodore Alan C Deere DSO OBE DFC and Bar, Nine Lives (Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1959, republished Crécy Publishing Limited, Manchester, 1999), pp.169-70] Wikipedia air force royal air force battle of britain ...

2. Administrative and institutional structures

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culture and heritage matters. It assists government in its provision and management of cultural resources for the benefit of all New Zealanders, and undertakes a number of activities that support and promote the history and heritage of our country. The Ministry is responsible to the Minister for Arts, ...

Imprisoned conscientious objectors, 1916-1920

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Orchardist Epsom, Auckland  1889 R Wright, Percy Guy Fruit grower Epsom, Auckland  1889 R Young, William James Labourer/ Stevedore Christchurch 1881 R About this list These notes relate to the expanded information available in the spreadsheet version of this list. Methodology There is no single published or ...

Dinah Clark

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hospitality; Dinah forcefully gathered up anyone of importance passing through the region. Austrian taxidermist Andreas Reischek used her home as his base in 1879 while pursuing his natural history collection. Assertive and curious, Dinah was an intrepid adventurer who loved to visit Auckland, where she owned ...

Association of Anglican Women

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Published sources Homespun (official journal of Young Wives), 1953–1959; Home Circle (official journal of Mothers' Union and Young Wives), 1959-1970; Circle (official journal of AAW), 1970– Morrell, W.P., The Anglican Church in New Zealand: A History, Anglican Church of the Province of New Zealand, ...

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a surprising encounter with General Freyberg in the summer of 1955, when I was teaching at Eton College in England and Freyberg, then a warden at neighbouring Windsor Castle, was living in the Norman Tower.  He clarified the history.

As a young teacher I had been on duty at the Eton College Fourth ...

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a surprising encounter with General Freyberg in the summer of 1955, when I was teaching at Eton College in England and Freyberg, then a warden at neighbouring Windsor Castle, was living in the Norman Tower.  He clarified the history.

As a young teacher I had been on duty at the Eton College Fourth ...

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

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minute books, March 1917–4 November 1926, ATL Published sources Holt, Betty, Women for Peace and Freedom: A History of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in New Zealand, WILPF, Wellington, 1985 de Ishtar, Zohl (ed.), Pacific Women Speak Out for Independence and Denuclearisation, ...

1987- key events

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mention excess – of the 1980s. New Zealand may not have had anyone quite as ruthless as ‘corporate raider’ Gordon Gekko, but many New Zealanders thrived in these deregulated times. In 1987 the National Business Review published its first New Zealand ‘rich list’. Everything changed in October when New ...

Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps at Gallipoli

Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps at Gallipoli

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Diaries and Letters of William G. Malone, Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2014, p. 101 [2]  ‘Tea Leaves-Ceylon Planters Corps-General Birdwood’s Guard’, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 September 1916, pg. 7 http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15701762 [3] ibid National Army Museum of New Zealand Collection:  ...

The Vietnam War

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their families. The MoU included a trust to support veterans’ children, a national reunion and official ‘welcome home’ parade named Tribute 08, and a formal apology for successive governments’ failure to address veterans’ concerns. The agreement also included an oral history project and the creation of ...

Mary Ann Colclough – Polly Plum

Mary Ann Colclough – Polly Plum

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prostitutes, becoming involved in their rehabilitation. She wrote newspaper articles under the nom de plume ‘Polly Plum’. ‘ What Women Want ’ was published in the New Zealand Herald on 31 July 1871. Mary Ann Colclough was particularly focused on the position of married women in New Zealand, who had no ...

Dealing with grief on the Western Front

Dealing with grief on the Western Front

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also published the Roll of Honour, widening the community of mourning to the nation. In addition to those killed in action, these rolls reported the missing and wounded, those who had died of wounds or disease, and those who had recovered. Uncovering the details of a loved one’s death was often ...

 The homecoming from Gallipoli, by Walter Bowring

The homecoming from Gallipoli, by Walter Bowring

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scars’ and ‘wounds of honour’. [1] Reports of the receptions were accompanied by detailed descriptions of how men had sustained their wounds and how they were recovering. The close-up photographs published in the New Zealand Observer were mainly of men on crutches or with visible wounds. Yet the vessels ...

New administration

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deer, then possums. By the late 1940s the board had enrolled over 600 honorary reserve rangers. Motuara Island Growing support for ecological reservation also saw Harry Ell's earlier ideas gain traction. In 1915, for example, the board published Leonard Cockayne's list of rare ferns and ...

Reo Wairua bell

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wife Annie Elizabeth Blundell.  Louis Blundell was the proprietor of Wellington’s Evening Post newspaper. He spent most of his life working at the newspaper, beginning as a teenager, working with his father and two brothers who had published its first edition in 1865, and ending with his death in 1934, ...

Rural Women New Zealand

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movement in the 1970s, in that the well-being of women in the home became a matter for public discussion and intervention. In 1929 Dominion secretary Una Macleod caused a stir with her comment to Robin Hyde, published in the Wanganui Chronicle: 'If there were legislation passed compelling every farmer ...

New Zealand Federation of Home and Family Societies

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1893–1993 Nomenclature provides an important key to the history of the New Zealand Federation of Home and Family Societies. When the Society for the Protection of Women and Children was formed in Auckland in 1893, its name was a public statement that women and children required protecting: its ...

1960- key events

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so desired. Barry Crump's novel A good keen man was published. Following a magnitude 9.5 earthquake off the coast of Chile (the most powerful earthquake of the 20th century) tsunami waves struck New Zealand's east coast in the late evening and early morning of 23/24 May. In September ...

Cleaning up elections

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record the vote in a poll book, and the elector would sign his name alongside the entry. This method, its supporters claimed, would at least require the elector to be sober enough to speak. Of course verbal voting was not secret − and in 1860 one Auckland newspaper even published a list showing how every ...

Decline

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medical professional and a pioneer in blood transfusions. Despite Meachen’s upbeat rhetoric, he was unable to keep the Legion alive. After publishing a list of recommended candidates for the general election in November 1935, the movement disappeared. A few Centres, such as the one in Hastings, devolved ...

25-pounder in action in Korea

25-pounder in action in Korea

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might have been faulty. Can you identify the three gunners in this photo? Some of them may be from Hawkes Bay. Please email [email protected] if you can help. Image: Bob Jagger collection, not to be reused without permission Text: Bob Jagger interview by Sue Corkill, Fern Publishing Attachment Size ...

Federation of New Zealand Housewives

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Housewives' Association papers, 1949–1971, ATL Published sources Dominion Housewife (magazine of the Housewives Union), 1951–1954 Every Woman (journal of the Auckland Women's Union) [dates unknown]  Political Begining Year:  1957 to 1978 Organisation Name:  Federation of New Zealand Housewives Add to ...

HMS Calliope NZ Wars memorial

HMS Calliope NZ Wars memorial

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and ‘ The War at Wanganui ’, in The New Zealand Wars: a history of the Maori campaigns and the pioneering period: volume I: 1845–1864, R.E. Owen, Wellington, 1955, pp. 73–144 Friends of Bolton Street Memorial Park, Friends of Bolton Street Memorial Park H.F. McKillop, Reminiscences of twelve months’ ...

New Zealand Co-operative Women’s Guild

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March/April 1953, p. 2. Unpublished sources Edith How Martyn Papers, 1940-1941, ATL Ellis, Vivienne, interviewed by Fiona McKergow, Taita, January 1992 New Zealand Co-operative Women's Guild records, 1936–1961, ATL Published sources Caffin, Jean and David Thoms, Caring and Sharing: The Centenary History ...

War and remembrance activities

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significant moments in our history in the 20th century. More than 250,000 New Zealanders served in both of these conflicts, at a cost of 30,000 lives. A further 70,000 were wounded. The impact on the families and friends of those killed and wounded, as well as on their communities, was immense. Acknowledging ...

Kororāreka

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‘The scourge of the Pacific’? Looking down on Kororāreka The missionaries divided the Europeans who came to New Zealand in the early 19th century into two groups: the agents of virtue (themselves) and the agents of vice (almost everyone else). Most Europeans who arrived on these shores in this ...

Teasdale NZ Wars memorial

Teasdale NZ Wars memorial

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the story of the Waipa Valley: the missionary, the soldier, the pioneer farmer, early colonization, the war in Waikato, life on the Maori border and later-day settlement, Waipa Post Printing and Publishing Company, Te Awamutu, 1922 Nigel Prickett, ‘The Waikato War, 1863–64’, in Landscapes of conflict: ...

Weraroa Memorial Peace Gates

Weraroa Memorial Peace Gates

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of local men who had given their lives. This task was never in fact carried out, however, a roll of honour listing the names of 98 men from Levin and Weraroa was published in the opening day's programme. This roll of honour included 34 names of men not listed on the Levin cenotaph. Recent ...

Family Planning

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was general acquiescence by doctors about its activities, and little overt hostility. However, this negotiated survival undoubtedly strengthened the position of doctors within NZFPA, and a lay/ professional tension still ran through the 1980s and 1990s history of the organisation. There was also ...

Tents in Korea

Tents in Korea

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worse than that. During our time there, the ground was often frozen to four feet (1.2 metres) down. Most often, we made our homes in hutchies (dug-outs). However, if it was wet and muddy we had no hope of creating them and we’d use tents. During winter, when the ground was frozen, we couldn’t dig in ...

Samuel Vernon

Samuel Vernon

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published in the Mount Benger Mail, Sapper John MacManus wrote: ‘He was the one man, I can safely say without exaggeration, whom I would have preferred to see the very last to go.’ [1] Vernon is buried at the Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery in Arras and is remembered on the First World War roll of honour in the ...

Ettie Rout Great War Story

Ettie Rout Great War Story

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Ettie Rout (1877-1936): safe sex campaigner Ettie Rout died in 1936. Upon hearing of her death, an elderly Australian war veteran wrote to the official war historian, C.E.W Bean, requesting that she should have a special mention in the history. The veteran described her as The finest woman – the best ...

Frocks on Bikes

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This essay written by Kate Jordan was published online in   Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand   in 2019. In 2008, four women attending a Go By Bike Breakfast on Wellington’s waterfront realised they were the only ones in everyday workwear. Everyone else was in ...

New Zealand standard time

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correct 17 minutes. A letter by ‘Meridian’ (probably James Hector) published in the ODT on 23 March — the day the term ‘battle of the clocks’ was first used — cautioned the local authorities against making a hasty and possibly ill-formed decision. ‘Before the meridian of any place is selected as the ...

31 reasons to love New Zealand music

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were designed to ‘create public awareness of the wealth and quality of New Zealand pop music talent’. More... Kiwi klassics Kiwi Records was a saviour of New Zealand composers. The label, started by publisher A.H. & A.W. Reed in 1957, was one of the few local outlets for recording classical music, ...

Teachers who served

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the Education Department published a list of the Education Department employees from around the country who had joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) during the war. Just over 1000 teachers enlisted for service in the NZEF and nearly 200 were killed in action or died from wounds while on ...

Joseph Divis, Waiuta's photographer

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first recorded publication of his photographs was in the Auckland Weekly News of 23 May 1912. Over the years he produced many postcards, stereograms and pictures that were sold and published in illustrated magazines. Later in 1912 Divis moved to Waiuta to work at the Blackwater mine, the first of ...

Manawatū rail link opened

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when the completion of the North Island Main Trunk led to its purchase by the government. Image: detail from decorative map published by the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company. See zoomable version of this map on Te Ara. Decorative railway map (Alexander Turnbull Library, ...

New Zealand Division thanks the Royal Navy

New Zealand Division thanks the Royal Navy

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following account of the ceremony was published in the New Zealand Field Ambulance’s FANZ newsletter in Cairo, 1941. Army Says ‘Thank You’ BEFORE a striking parade aboard one of His Majesty’s cruisers which took part in the evacuations of Greece and Crete, Admiral Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief of the ...

Changing attitudes to monarchy

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The ‘Royal Summer’ of 1953–54 was one of the high points of public enthusiasm for the monarchy, for several reasons. Royals at the races Thanks to high commodity prices, New Zealanders were emerging from the austerity of the Depression, wartime rationing and the divisions of the 1951 waterfront ...

From Everest to the South Pole

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faced some criticism for allegedly putting adventure ahead of the expedition's scientific aims. In the decade after his Everest ascent, Hillary published several best-selling accounts of his exploits, including High adventure (1955), East of Everest (with George Lowe, 1956), The crossing of ...

Technical issues

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architecture and navigation before putting finger to keyboard. Some people hard script a site (writing it in code only), but the easier path is to use web-design software. Common examples of these are Adobe/Macromedia's Dreamweaver or Microsoft FrontPage. By offering numerous ready-made site templates, ...

Association of New Zealand Embroiderers' Guilds

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conference, a significant proportion of the membership met for educational and social purposes. The richly illustrated Threads magazine continued to be published twice a year, keeping members informed of events, such as colour challenges, exhibitions and tutorials; providing profiles on notable members and ...

Voting for prohibition

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voting on party lines for members of Parliament, and to vote only for those candidates who had a record of supporting prohibition. Temperance-friendly MPs were invited to meet Alliance leaders, and together they schemed about how to influence senior ministers to favour prohibition. The Alliance published ...

NZ medical support

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the front-line clearing post into categories based on the severity of their wounds. Emergency transport then carried the most serious cases to a field hospital. He later published his experiences in a textbook, Field Surgery in Total War, which was later described as ‘compulsory reading for all young ...

Farida Sultana

Farida Sultana

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Farida Sultana, founder of the Shakti Community Council New Zealand and Australia. When Farida Sultana came to New Zealand in 1995 she didn’t intend to set up the Shakti Women’s Network, but she soon saw that there was a desperate need for an agency that could help migrant women. Driven by her own ...

Boulcott's Farm NZ Wars memorial

Boulcott's Farm NZ Wars memorial

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find it is outside their borough, and in a place only visited by … fishermen’. His insight may well have come from the historian James Cowan, the first volume of whose New Zealand Wars was published in 1922. Cowan noted that the scene of the engagement was now part of a golf course (today this is the ...

Women's Committees of the New Zealand Public Service Association

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pay. Margaret Long Notes [1] Quoted in Corner, 1988, p. 23. [2] Recollection of those attending the conference. Unpublished sources Equal Pay Archives, 1943–1960, Dan Long Union Library, PSA, Wellington Equal Pay Oral Archive, Dan Long Union Library, PSA, Wellington Published sources Corner, Margaret, ...

Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Marsh, Dannevirke [in 1993] Widdicombe, Tony, Membership and Statistical Records Supervisor, CJCLDS, personal communication, 28 July 1992 Published sources Hunt, Brian, Zion in New Zealand [a history of the CJCLDS 1854–1977], CCNZ, Hamilton, 1977 Lineham, Peter J., 'The Mormons and Karori', ...

Pāterangi NZ Wars memorial

Pāterangi NZ Wars memorial

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158–76 James Cowan, ‘ Paterangi and Waiari ’, in The old frontier: Te Awamutu, the story of the Waipa Valley: the missionary, the soldier, the pioneer farmer, early colonization, the war in Waikato, life on the Maori border and later-day settlement, Waipa Post Printing and Publishing Company, Te Awamutu, ...

New Zealand Kindergartens – Te Pūtahi Kura Pūhou o Aotearoa

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https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/184540/ECE-Summary-page-Services.pdf [5] Hon. Chris Hipkins, ‘Terms of Reference: Strategic Plan for Early Learning’, Ministry of Education correspondence, Wellington, 20 April 2018. Unpublished sources Cosson, Betty M., 'A History of the Training of Kindergarten Teachers in Auckland, 1908–1948', DipEd thesis, University of ...

Queen's Park NZ Wars memorial, Whanganui

Queen's Park NZ Wars memorial, Whanganui

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published in the Wanganui Herald on 20 July 1887 indicates that it was actually removed four years later. The blockhouse was on top of Pukenamu (Sandfly Hill), near the memorial’s original position.   The Queen’s Park memorial is also a grave marker. On 19 March 1892, the remains of troops killed in action ...

Mary Kennard

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236 Kennard Mary Waimate Waimate South Canterbury ...

New Zealand Women's Cricket Council

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score by any New Zealander on that ground. [6] New Zealand Cricket Museum, ‘The History of Women in New Zealand Cricket’. Retrieved 25 October 2018 from: http://nzcricketmuseum.co.nz/womenincricket/ Unpublished sources New Zealand Women's Cricket Council records, 1933–1992, Women's Cricket ...

Tripping by train poster

Tripping by train poster

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This late-1940s advertisement, starring a streamlined KA locomotive, was one of hundreds of eye-catching posters, pamphlets and maps produced by the Railways Studios and publicity branch. Alexander Turnbull Library, Reference: Eph-E-RAIL-1940s-01 Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, ...

Catholic Women's League of Aotearoa-New Zealand

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A Sociological Analysis with the Emphasis on the CWL Parish Group', MA thesis, University of Auckland, 1978 Published sources Casey, Dame Stella, 50 years of Resolution, CWL, Wellington, 2000. Catholic Women’s League of Aotearoa–New Zealand, Handbook and Constitution, CWLANZ, Wellington, 2013 Catholic ...

The making of Anzac Day

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day. A half-day holiday was declared for government offices, flags were flown, and patriotic meetings were held. People eagerly read descriptions of the landings, and newspapers gushed about the heroism of the New Zealand soldiers. The casualty lists that were published from early May made for grimmer ...

Preparing for war

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in the British Army, held the first scouting encampment at Brownsea Island in England in 1907. His principles of scouting, published in Scouting for Boys (1908), were based on his earlier military books. Scouting aimed to teach boys ‘peaceful citizenship’ – moral values, patriotism, discipline and ...

Wrong place at the wrong time

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Minister Sidney Holland announced with ‘profound regret’ news of the accident in a radio broadcast from the military camp at Waiōuru. With no newspapers published on Christmas Day, this was the first many New Zealanders heard of the tragic events of the previous evening. Tangiwai mini documentary (video) ...

1953- key events

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at Tangiwai with the loss of 151 lives. With no newspapers published on Christmas Day, this was the first many New Zealanders had heard of the tragedy. Other events in 1953: The Social Credit Political League was formed. It made a good showing in the 1954 election but would not win a seat in ...

Politically incorrect Christmas games

Politically incorrect Christmas games

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the Evening Post published a Christmas supplement that included suggestions for indoor party games over the festive season. One of these, ‘The Slave Market’, definitely belongs to another era of gender relations. What to do at indoor Christmas parties is becoming more and more of a problem. Here are ...

Te Rōpū Wāhine Māori Toko i te Ora Māori Women's Welfare League

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domestic violence. In 1984 the league published Rapuora: Health and Māori Women, the report of a major study for which Elizabeth Murchie took overall responsibility. In 1985, Georgina Kirby launched 'Stop Smoking' and weight reduction campaigns, as part of the MWWL Decade for Health programme. ...

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

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143 (including 43 children) Wounded: 604 (including 230 children) Total Casualties (Military) Dead:  Estimates range from over 752,000 (as published in 1922 by the British War Office in Statistics of the Military Effort of the British Empire During the Great War 1914–1920) and 888,000 (according to ...

North Korean propaganda

North Korean propaganda

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North Korean propaganda card and letter, 1952. Click on thumbnails for more detail. Commentary by Bob Jagger Propaganda The Communist Chinese and North Koreans used to fly over and drop propaganda down to us. We took it all with a grain of salt. It was unbelievable really, though I suppose the ...

Royal New Zealand Plunket Society

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Parliament, demanding support for Plunket services, and adequate funding so that qualified nurses could be employed. In 1993, with the Plunket Society's long history of survival and established record of involving women in the community, it was well placed to face the future. Lynne Giddings 1994 – 2018 ...

Reminiscences of a wanderer

Reminiscences of a wanderer

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published by Whitcombe & Tombs), is a ripping yarn of a nomadic labouring life at sea and on land. Born in Scotland in 1843, Robert Cunningham Bruce went to sea at the age of 14 and spent the next two decades sailing ‘before the mast' (that is, as a deckhand) around the world. He tried his luck on ...

National Council of Women of New Zealand

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telegram campaigns gave way to carefully prepared submissions to relevant authorities; from 1968 on, these came from NCW as a whole rather than individual branches. On issues of special concern, such as equal pay or the changing role of women in New Zealand society, NCW published the results of its ...

1971- key events

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begun. The Weekly News was published for the last time. The last scheduled steam-hauled service on New Zealand Railways, the Christchurch–Dunedin overnight express, brought to an end 108 years of regular steam rail operations in this country. The Melbourne Cup was the first sporting event to be broadcast ...

Renata Kawepo NZ Wars memorial

Renata Kawepo NZ Wars memorial

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He died at Ōmāhu on 14 April 1888, aged around 80. Kawepō’s tangi was attended by some 6000 people. He received a military funeral and was buried in the cemetery of the Church of St John at Ōmāhu. Two days after Kawepō’s death, Wellington’s Evening Post newspaper published Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas ...

Business and Professional Women New Zealand

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Women's Clubs records, 1934–, ATL Published sources BPW NZ, History of Business and Professional Women New Zealand, 1939–2019, forthcoming NZFBP, History of the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, NZFBPW, Auckland, 1984 Stevenson, Jean, 'Business and Professional ...

Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku

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preserves the stories of iwi and people who played key roles in settlements through audio-visual interviews, and publishes authoritative, accessible multimedia histories online. This funding will accelerate the pace at which Manatū Taonga and iwi are able to research and produce stories over the next two ...

Ngātimoti war memorial

Ngātimoti war memorial

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use of material from her book, The River Flows On: Ngatimoti through Flood and Fortune by Kath Beatson and Helen Whelan 2nd edn, published 2003 by Buddens Bookshop, Motueka. See also St James Church, Ngatimoti: One Hundred Years of Witness 1884-1984, held by the Motueka Public Library. List of Dead ...

Edmund Hillary in Antarctica

Edmund Hillary in Antarctica

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Books Pat Booth, Edmund Hillary: the life of a legend, Moa Beckett Publishers, Auckland, 1993 Alexa Johnston, Sir Edmund Hillary: an extraordinary life, Penguin Books, Auckland, 2006 Edmund Hillary, Nothing venture, nothing win, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1975 A S Helm and J H Miller, Antarctica, ...

Koło Polek Polish Women’s League

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organisation had no resources but the skills and physical labour of the women themselves. League members used these resources to raise money for many causes, not necessarily all Polish. In their own community they funded the facilities in Polish House, the Saturday School (teaching Polish language, history and ...

La Leche League New Zealand

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a coalition of 30 organisations with the strapline ‘Baby Friendly Aotearoa New Zealand’. [4] LLLNZ Director 1994–1999. Unpublished sources La Leche League New Zealand records, 1964–1992, LLLNZ National Office,Wellington Wood, Laraine, 'Brief History of La Leche League in New Zealand', ms., 1991 ...

1981- key events

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bright Seraphim’ at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Allison Roe completed a memorable double by winning both the Boston and New York marathons. The New Zealand Times, the country’s first broadsheet Sunday newspaper, was first published in May. New ...

Ranfurly Club

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Masterton, 1992. Federation of Women's Clubs in New Zealand minute books, 1925–1992, Wairarapa Archives Forbes, Maureen, Jean McLeod, and Jennifer Jury, personal communications, 1992 Guscott, Isabel, 'History of the Ranfurly Club', c. 1970 Ranfurly Club records, 1899–2006, Wairarapa Archives ...

Seafood consumption

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Seafood consumption- Toheroa Recipes: Toheroa Soup | Toheroa Fritters Collecting paua New Zealand is an island nation. Its inland and coastal waters support fish and shellfish in abundance. Unlike in many island nations, seafood was not a major part of the diet of most New Zealanders in the 20th ...

False armistice

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and the flags of other Allies for such ‘bright days’. Speculation about when Germany would surrender grew. On 7 November Prime Minister William Massey assured the public that the government was not holding back news of a surrender, following rumours to the contrary. The next morning- a Friday- ...

1980- key events

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captured the public’s attention for much of the 1970s.  Social Credit won a second seat in Parliament when Gary Knapp defeated National candidate Don Brash in the East Coast Bays by-election. Death of Denis Glover, ‘poet, printer, publisher, satirist, sailor and boxer’. Former Minister of Maori Affairs ...

Rural

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This essay written by Rosemarie Smith was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Rosemarie Smith in 2018. 'Town' and 'country' have been implicitly understood by New Zealanders as opposite categories, ...

Welfare

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This essay written by Margaret Tennant was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Margaret Tennant in 2018. 1850s–1993 The history of women's welfare organisations in New Zealand before 1993 falls into three broad ...

History of the Māori language

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Decline and revival Māori language by region (map) In the last 200 years the history of the Māori language (te reo Māori) has been one of ups and downs. At the beginning of the 19th century it was the predominant language spoken in Aotearoa/New Zealand. As more English speakers arrived in New ...

Overview

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people lost their lives on New Zealand roads in the 1980s. The decade saw five of the 10 worst years on our roads; 1987 was the second-worst in our history with 795 fatalities. New technology First-generation mobiles The microwave oven made its first appearance in the Consumer Price Index basket of goods ...

Bella Simpson

Bella Simpson

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Bella Simpson came out as a transgender girl when she was 11 in 2007. Fortunately, she was part of an extremely supportive and open-minded family. Together, Bella and her family embarked on a journey of learning and understanding that helped make her transition relatively smooth. At the time there ...

Religion

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This essay written by Enid Bennett was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Susan Jones in 2018. 1822–1993 By the early 1990s, women and religion had combined to act as a catalyst for some of the significant social ...

The Topp Twins

The Topp Twins

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of The Web Women collective who made New Zealand’s first feminist record, written, performed and produced by women. The Topps were interviewed by feminist magazine Broadsheet on several occasions, and Jools regularly published poetry in it too. In a 2018 interview Jools Topp said that in speaking out ...

Kate Sheppard, suffragist leader

Kate Sheppard, suffragist leader

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Kate Sheppard, the head of the franchise and legislation department of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, became the most prominent leader of the suffrage campaign. See biography of Kate Sheppard Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: 1/2-C-09028; F Permission of the Alexander Turnbull ...

Treaty events since 1950

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files on this event (www.radionz.co.nz). 1987  History of the Treaty of Waitangi A major new book about the Treaty of Waitangi was published: The Treaty of Waitangi, written by historian Claudia Orange. This signalled the beginning of a major wave of studies on the Treaty and its role in New Zealand.  ...

Recruiting and conscription

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Service Board, usually composed of a magistrate chairman, a farmer and a trade unionist. The appellant could employ the services of a lawyer (about 40% did so), and the government likewise employed a lawyer. Hearings were held in public, allowing their proceedings to be published in the local press. There ...

New Zealand Methodist Women's Fellowship

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Methodist Women's Guild Fellowship records, 1949–1964; Methodist Women's Fellowship records, 1964–1992, held at Methodist Archives, Hames House, Auckland or Methodist Archives, Morley House, Christchurch Published sources Carter, George, A Family Affair: A Brief Survey of New Zealand ...

Glenfield War Memorial

Glenfield War Memorial

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Glenfield war memorial. 'Recently “done up”, the memorial consists of three small, tapered timber columns of about 1.0-1.3 metres in height standing between two low, ceramic “columns” in which are embedded the bronze plaques taken from the original memorial, which used to be a wrought metal, ...

Council of Jewish Women of New Zealand

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aging. However, in the 2010s it was starting to grow again, bringing a younger generation.   One very important project for the Wellington branch was raising $15,000 in 1998–1999 to tape the living history of three holocaust survivors. Fifteen years later this was followed by a donation of $7000 to ...

Young Women's Christian Association of Aotearoa New Zealand

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Published sources Coney, Sandra, Every Girl: A Social History of Women and the YWCA in Auckland, Auckland YWCA, Auckland, 1986 Jenkins, Greta M., One Hundred Years, 1878–1978, Dunedin YWCA, Dunedin, [1978] Law, Eupthemia Ethel, Down the Years, YWCA of New Zealand, Wellington, 1964 Mains, Frances Helen, and ...

Political

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This essay written by Raewyn Dalziel was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Raewyn Dalziel in 2018. 1886–1993 Women's political organisations are among the oldest women's organisations and among the oldest ...

Tea and coffee break

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published in 1907, one of the most popular. Cookery writers such as Elizabeth Messenger provided regular columns in newspapers as well as writing cookbooks. Advice on nutrition and healthy eating was available through the work of nutritionists such as Muriel Bell. Perhaps New Zealand's most famous food ...

Ōrākau NZ Wars memorial

Ōrākau NZ Wars memorial

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reunification of the pā site. In April 1914 both the New Zealand Herald and the Dominion published letters advocating the purchase of the land and the construction of a lookout. Both newspapers proposed the erection of an additional memorial on the pā site to commemorate the 40 Māori who were thought to be ...

NZEF involvement

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ship, a valid target for enemy submarines, which were taking a toll of Allied shipping in the Eastern Mediterranean.  Masseydonian Stretcher The Masseydonian Stretcher was the monthly journal of the No. 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital. Published under the motto ‘always merry and bright’, the May 1916 ...

1974- key events

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Waitangi Day becomes New Zealand Day With the exception of the 1940 centennial celebrations, Waitangi Day had barely registered with most New Zealanders. A public holiday only in Northland, it was seen as essentially a local event. In 1973 Prime Minister Norman Kirk announced that from 1974 ...

The NZ flag

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published in the New Zealand Gazette on 12 June 1902. A description of the flag followed on 27 June 1902, detailing alterations to the size and position of the stars. The Act was replaced by various Shipping and Seamen's Acts, including those of 1903 and 1908, but the provisions concerning the New ...

1972- key events

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colours were blue and black. The Equal Pay Act established that women and men should be paid at the same rate when their work called for ‘substantially similar skills, effort, and responsibility and was performed under similar conditions’. Witi Ihimaera became the first Māori writer to publish a book of ...

1989- key events

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vessel in a wide loop, and it eventually washed up on a remote part of Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf. When the gaunt men reached civilisation, rumours abounded as to what had really happened. An official inquiry confirmed their incredible feat of endurance. Glennie and Nalepka later published ...

Capital punishment

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results of the TV poll until after you have published the class results to ensure your students are not unduly influenced. You could display your class results in some way, perhaps as a graph. Individual responses: students can write their own views on the matter either as a piece of personal writing, as ...

Beginnings

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recorded what they saw and often published books of their observations. A landscape tradition Most paintings produced in 19th and early 20th century New Zealand were landscapes. The main intention was not necessarily to create works of art but rather to provide information about the places depicted. These ...

1926- key events

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DSIR established Following pressure from scientists (including Ernest Rutherford) and the recommendations of a visiting British expert, the government established a Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR). Although it was based on the British DSIR, the New Zealand organisation ...

William Malone Great War Story

William Malone Great War Story

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Wellington (Taranaki) Rifle Volunteers, of whom he was commanding officer by 1910. Convinced that war was imminent, he studied military history and military manuals, gave up alcohol and tobacco, kept himself physically fit, and slept on a military stretcher, not a soft bed. When the territorial system was ...

The first execution

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signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Treaty of Waitangi. Te Tiriti had not resulted in Māori universally ceding sovereignty to the British, as many chiefs had not signed it. Richard Hill, in his first volume of the History of Policing in New Zealand, viewed the case as representing the ‘acquiescence’ of ...

Conscientious objection and dissent in the First World War

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Defaulters List, 1919 In May 1919 the government published a Military Defaulters List, containing the names of men it considered had failed to perform their civic duties under the conscription system during the First World War. This included men who had directly refused military service (conscientious ...

Health

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This essay written by Sandra Coney was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Margaret Sparrow in 2018. 1880s–1993 The one almost universal distinguishing feature of women's health groups has been a preoccupation ...

Treaty FAQs

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transferred to the New Zealand Parliament. Māori leaders and people have stressed the Treaty’s importance ever since. In recent history, successive governments have recognised the significance of the Treaty in the life of the nation. Why are there Treaty of Waitangi claims? Since 1840 governments have taken ...

Staff

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the more important position through Parliament's history. Like many other aspects of New Zealand's Parliament, the position of the clerk was inherited from the British Westminster system. Today the term clerk may suggest a junior administrative position, but that is not the case in ...

Nukumaru NZ Wars memorial, Whanganui

Nukumaru NZ Wars memorial, Whanganui

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March 1892, the remains of British troops killed in action at Nukumaru were exhumed after a fire destroyed the headboards and fence there. C. Burnett, honorary secretary of Whanganui’s Soldiers’ Monument Committee, wrote an account of the sombre, week-long task in his diary. Extracts were published in ...

Te Kaunihera o Ngā Neehi Māori o Aotearoa National Council of Māori Nurses

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issue of cultural sensitivity by health practitioners toward Māori patients in public hospitals. In 1990 it published a booklet on cultural safety within hospitals, aimed at improving health services for Māori. As an outcome of its work in health education, the council had strong links with Māori ...

New Zealand Women's Bowling Association

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TSB Bank Bowls New Zealand Museum, New Plymouth Published sources Carter, John, Bowls Through The Decades: The Proud History Of Over 100 Years Of Bowls In New Zealand, Bowls NZ, 2013 Jones, Ken, The Bowlers From Clutha, Balclutha Bowling Club, Balclutha, 1980 Tonkin, Maurie, A Century of Bowls: North ...

Girls' Brigade New Zealand

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Dickens, Elizabeth, Administrative Director, GBNZ, personal communication Taylor, Heather, The History of The Girls' Life Brigade, GBNZ, Auckland, 1993 Girls' Life Brigade New Zealand (Inc.) records, 1928–1964; Girls' Brigade New Zealand (Inc.) records, 1964–1993, ATL Girls’ Brigade New ...

Index of wartime laws and regulations, 1914-21

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This annotated idex of wartime laws and regulations 1914-21 was compiled by Tim Shoebridge and published in 2014. The New Zealand government passed the War Regulations Act 1914 on 2 November 1914, an umbrella Act for the web of rules and regulations concerning wartime matters (recruitment, enemy ...

Computers in the workplace

Computers in the workplace

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Although computers were slowly being introduced into the workplace by the time of this 1977 photograph, they remained a novelty. Here Dianne Macaskill, the General Assembly Library’s statistician, sits at a terminal that gives access to a new computer system on which data relevant to the ...

Encountering the past through taonga

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Zealand flora'), and was to be illustrated with the plates prepared by Banks. It was never published, but it was available for study by anyone interested, first at Banks's London home, then in the Natural History section of the British Museum. The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te ...

1918: spring offensive and advance to victory

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moments in the Division’s history. There was an instant crashing through some brushwood on the far side, and Averill saw 2 Germans of the bombing post running off panic-stricken. He sent a revolver bullet after them. Kerr was now on the topmost rung. The 2 officers could see a pair of machine guns on the ...

Camp cookers

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appeared, or even determine if it was ever published. We would welcome any information anyone may have on this. The ingenuity of people placed in distressed situations has proved, over the years, that many basic problems can be overcome. Such was the case among Second World War prisoners of war, when faced ...

# Kate Sheppard sent me

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the inauguration of US president Donald Trump. Women throughout the world were outraged by Trump’s sexist comments, but more than that, globally women were united in a push for women’s rights, human rights and social justice. In New Zealand, marches took place in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and ...

Rangiriri grave

Rangiriri grave

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Rangiriri Historic Cemetery contains the graves of imperial soldiers. Most of these are unnamed, but the men are commemorated by central monuments. It also has an unmarked communal grave of Māori who were killed. See image of the cemetery in 1864, including the original marker for Edward ...

Education: girls and women

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This essay written by Ruth Fry was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Kay Morris Matthews in 2018. From the time a national education system was established, in 1877, New Zealand's formal education system ...

First World War homecomings

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landing was published widely – although his personnel file suggests he may have been deemed medically unfit prior to this action. A ‘confused recollection of that historic landing’ by Frederick Phela n of Auckland, who returned on the Moeraki a few days later (and was also on the ‘sick-list’ by 25 April) ...

Thames First World War war memorial

Thames First World War war memorial

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and sparsely decorated concrete column, octagonal in shape and set on a foundation of mortared rocks. A marble dedicatory panel and a roll of honour consisting of seven inscribed and one blank memorial tablets were incorporated. According to a report of the unveiling published in the Thames Star, the ...

Women in Antarctica

Women in Antarctica

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A photograph of the first women to set foot at the South Pole in November 1969. New Zealander Pamela Young is fourth from the left, dressed in a paler orange jacket than the other women. What about our women? – first NZ women to visit Antarctica The first New Zealand woman to visit the Antarctic ...

'She's a mod' by Ray Columbus and the Invaders

'She's a mod' by Ray Columbus and the Invaders

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by a record plugger called Jack Argent, the song publisher of the Beatles in Australia. Initially, none of the Invaders liked 'She’s a mod', although Columbus thought it had potential. The version that finally appeared was rockier than the original British acetate, and it added a harder ...

Māori rugby timeline

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British Isles vs NZ Maori programme This timeline covers some of the key events and major players in the history of Māori rugby. It was compiled to mark the centenary of the first official New Zealand Māori team. 1870 The first football match in New Zealand under rules that originated at the ...

Whatawhata cemetery NZ Wars memorial

Whatawhata cemetery NZ Wars memorial

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Cemetery was not the burial ground for New Zealand Wars troops. In a letter to the Waikato Times published on 24 August 1878, a ‘Correspondent’ described the original ‘so called’ cemetery at Whatawhata: Within this [river bank] enclosure, a number of soldiers and others are buried. Originally, it was ...

Education: early childhood

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This essay written by Geraldine McDonald was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Helen May in 2018. 1889-1993 The establishment of the free kindergarten   movement in Dunedin in 1889 and the playcentre movement in ...

Communications at Gallipoli

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published in New Zealand. Men who had exaggerated their role in the Suez Canal fighting were ribbed mercilessly when newspapers extolling their deeds arrived in Egypt months later. Fewer letters were published from October 1915 as the military censorship system became more effective and the reality of war ...

Alexander Aitken Great War Story

Alexander Aitken Great War Story

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which haunted him for the rest of his life, directly or indirectly inspired two powerful books: Gallipoli to the Somme  (1963) and  To catch the spirit  (published posthumously in 1995). Primary Sources Alexander Aitken's military personnel file (Archives NZ) Further Information Alexander ...

The red poppy

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growth in a landscape of blood and destruction. Legend has it that McCrae threw away the poem, but a fellow officer rescued it and persuaded him to send it to the English magazine Punch; 'In Flanders fields' was published on 8 December 1915. Little more than two years later, on 28 January 1918, ...

New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation

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employed two nurse researchers, who published regularly, but also offered a wide range of scholarships, research grants and travel funds to enable its members to undertake university study. This enabled nurses to pursue advanced career paths as educators, leaders and administrators, and in advanced ...

National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

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Short History of Christchurch Women's Refuge, manuscript, 1985; transcript describing beginnings of Christchurch Refuge, 1992; in possession of Barbara Milner, Christchurch NCIWR records, 1981–1992, NCIWR National Office, Wellington NCIWR records digital archive, NCIWR, Wellington Published sources ...

Home Birth Associations

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provide information and support for women choosing it. Joan Donley, Save the midwife. Auckland: New Women’s Press, 1986 (sourced from Te Ara). Home-birth midwife Joan Donley (back centre) was a leading midwifery practitioner and activist. Her 1986 book Save the midwife charted the history of midwifery in ...

Girls' Friendly Society

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Annual Reports, 1996–2018, in possession of Janet Waite, Wellington Published sources Gambrill, Mollie, Girls' Friendly Society in New Zealand, 1882–1983, GFS Wellington, Wellington, 1983 Heath Stubbs, Mary, Friendship's Highway: Being a History of the Girls' Friendly Society, 1875–1925, ...

Service

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This essay written by Dorothy Page was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Dorothy Page in 2018. 1880s–1993 In 1993, the public perception of service organisations in New Zealand bore a strongly masculine imprint: ...

Niue Island recruits

Niue Island recruits

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Recruits from Niue drilling during their first week of training at Narrow Neck camp, October 1915. Image courtesy Auckland Libraries Reference: Sir George Grey Special Collections, 7-A14556 Permission of Auckland Libraries must be obtained before any reuse of this image. WW1 narrow neck camp niue ...

Regeneration Fund

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to the proposal’s contribution to the Fund outcomes  the strength of the plan for delivery   level of support from the sector  the applicant’s history of successfully delivering similar initiatives.   We’ll look to balance our funding decisions across a range of initiatives, outcomes, sectors and ...

Queen Elisabeth Medal royal decree

Queen Elisabeth Medal royal decree

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Report to the King and Royal Decree establishing the Queen Elisabeth Medal published in French and Belgian languages in the  Moniteur Belge  (Belgian version of the gazette).  Report to King (French text and English translation)  Médaille de la Reine Elisabeth RAPPORT AU ROI Sire, Le monde entier ...

Wright Brothers flight, 1908

Wright Brothers flight, 1908

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the turn of the century, dozens of groups in Europe and America had been trying to get a flying machine to work. But defying gravity wasn’t proving easy. Nevertheless, Wilbur and Orville Wright, after a long period of trial and error, found a formula that seemed to work. The problem they and everyone ...

Innovation Fund recipients

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out community engagement on and co-design of an augmented reality platform for the Wellington UNESCO City of Film, which will create new opportunities for audiences to access and engage with Wellington’s film history $20,000 With Lime To prepare a business case for the Wellington Region Creative Arts ...

Māori

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This essay written by Tania Rei, Geraldine McDonald and Ngāhuia Te Awekōtuku was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993.  E kore au e ngaro He kākano i ruia mai i Rangiatea [1] From pre-European times to the present, Māori women's ...

TV emerges in New Zealand timeline

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is concerned that these are generating too much public interest and stops them in their second week. On 18 May the NZBS's experimental transmissions resume for two hours each Monday evening. On 28 July the Department of Industries and Commerce publishes a booklet, The Economics of Television. In ...

Marsland Hill NZ Wars memorial

Marsland Hill NZ Wars memorial

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war in this province?’ The answer was a resounding ‘yes’. In December 1906, the Marsland Hill Memorial Committee began advertising for subscriptions in local news papers and committee members started canvassing the public. From January 1907, the Herald regularly published ever-growing lists of ...

Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme supporting information

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registration the event organiser must either:  be able to show that the event was being planned (committed to the event and the date) before 23 January 2022 or is a recurring event that can demonstrate a history of previous iterations over the last three years. These events should be registered at least four ...

Presbyterian Women Aotearoa New Zealand

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2012–2018, Hewitson Library, Knox College, Dunedin PWANZ, Reports to UN Commission on the Status of Women, 2011, 2014–2018, archived at: https://www.presbyterian.org.nz PWMU records, 1906–1962, Hewitson Library, Knox College, Dunedin Published sources APW, Gleanings Newsletter, 2006–2015 Elder, John R., The ...

Section post on the Somme

Section post on the Somme

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New Zealand section post on the Somme, near Mailly-Maillet, France, 31 March, 1918. Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: 1/2-013080-G Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any reuse of this image ...

Immigration and ethnicity

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This essay written by Jacqueline Leckie was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Rachel Simon-Kumar in 2018. Most of the organisations discussed in this book catered mainly to Pākehā women, all of them immigrants or ...

Tasman rugby

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Monro, the ‘father of New Zealand rugby’, was born near Nelson. In 1867 he was sent to England to complete his education at Christ’s College, in Finchley near London. Here he was introduced to Rugby School’s version of football, the rules of which had first been published in 1845. Monro returned to ...

Mahila Samaj

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Kasanji, who had played a key role in establishing Mahila Samaj in Wellington, was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for her services to the Indian community in 2019. She had earlier been made a Life Member of the Wellington Indian Association, one of only two women in its history to ...

Employment

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This essay written by Melanie Nolan was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Melanie Nolan in 2018. 1873–1993 Two major types of working women's organisations developed around the turn of the twentieth century. ...

The public service in 1914

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departments for the years 1914 and 1915 published in the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives provided most of the information for this article. See also Statutes of New Zealand, the 1914 and 1915 issues of the New Zealand Official Year-book, and the public service lists published in the ...

Tinui war memorial

Tinui war memorial

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Taipos (a huge lump of rock, 1200ft high) behind the town in April 1916 to commemorate the dead (this was one of the first Great War memorials unveiled in New Zealand). A photograph in a display at Tinui shows a service at this Memorial in 1924, may be the year it was built. Behind it is the Second World ...

Māori language petition, 1972

Māori language petition, 1972

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Māori language petition being delivered to Parliament on 14 September 1972. The origins of the petition emerged out of the efforts of Ngā Tamatoa and the Te Reo Māori Society, two university-based groups which sought to have te reo Māori taught in schools. Along with Huinga Rangatahi (the New ...

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Chinese Women's Organisations

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1955–1993 Women's organisations have been essentially alien to Chinese culture and society, which are traditionally patriarchal and family-centred. Exemplary women in history were all paragons of feminine modesty and domesticity. It was unthinkable that women should band together in their own ...

Women's suffrage petition

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& 2018).Hood, L. (1994). Minnie Dean: Her life and crimes. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin.Rawle, J. (1997). Minnie Dean: A Hundred Years of Memory. Christchurch New Zealand: Orca Publishing. (pp. 9, 17-20, 39-42, 45-46)Sell, Bronwyn (2009). Law Breakers and Mischief Makers: 50 Notorious New ...

Arrival at the Pole by tractor

Arrival at the Pole by tractor

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constant tension, for long, long periods. For hours we'd be under great tension. Whereas on a big mountain it would be for short periods. Further information Books Pat Booth, Edmund Hillary: the life of a legend, Moa Beckett Publishers Limited, Auckland, 1993 David L. Harrowfield, Call of the Ice: ...

Railwaymen in the NZEF

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employer. The roll of honour published in the department’s 1919 annual report stretched across seven solemn pages. The majority of those who served overseas did so as infantrymen – 85% of those who died were in infantry regiments – but significant numbers were distributed throughout the NZEF. Twenty-four ...

Māori Language Week protest march

Māori Language Week protest march

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People march in Wellington on 1 August 1980, during Māori Language Week, to demand that the Māori language have equal status with English. Seven years later Māori became an official language of New Zealand. Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: EP/1980/2470/20A-F Permission of the Alexander ...

Repatriation of returned servicemen

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State Services Commission. A fully footnoted version is available to download as a pdf here. Primary sources The annual reports of government departments for the years 1915-19 published in the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHR) provided most of the information for this ...

Lounge on the Captain Cook immigrant ship

Lounge on the Captain Cook immigrant ship

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The corridor lounge on the port side of the Captain Cook.  The   Captain Cook  brought assisted immigrants to New Zealand via the Panama Canal from 1952 to 1960.  See Wikipedia entry and community contributions below for more information. Alan Cook, Nelson. shipping assisted immigration ...

Troops in trench during the Battle of the Somme

Troops in trench during the Battle of the Somme

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British infantry preparing to move forward to the front line during the Battle of the Somme. Wikimedia Commons WW1 western front battle of the somme trenches ...

Te Ropu o te Ora Women's Health League

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prompted Laurie Morrison to apply for funding to write a history of the Te Arawa foundation members of WHL. In June 2016, the Rotorua Branch formed in 1954 was revived. [14] The original branch amalgamated the groups scattered about the then township of Rotorua. Under the leadership of Mary Hodge (mokopuna ...

Walton-on-Thames NZ General Hospital Roll of Honour

Walton-on-Thames NZ General Hospital Roll of Honour

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Roll of Honour and other images related to the No. 2 New Zealand General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames. Text and images adapted from Remembering the New Zealanders in Walton-on-Thames, a booklet published by the New Zealand Women's Association supported by the New Zealand High Commission. ...

Pacific Women's Organisations

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with participants to develop their weaving skills. [23] An arts-based group with a much longer history was Pacific Sisters, an art collective made up of Māori and Pacific artists, performers, jewellers, fashion designers and musicians. Founding members included Selina Forsyth, Suzanne Tamaki, Niwhai ...

Post and Telegraph Roll of Honour

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This Roll of Honour lists 234 men from the Post and Telegraph Department who died in the First World War. It was originally published in the Appendix to the Journal of the House of Representatives, 1919, F-1. We have linked each name to that soldier's page on Auckland War Memorial ...

War animals and the purple poppy

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‘Caesar’) is held in Auckland War Memorial Museum. Caesar the Anzac dog, a picture book, was published in 2003. When Ceasar was awarded the Blue Cross, the great-niece of Ceasar’s handler, Rifleman Thomas Tooman, attended the ceremony at the National Army Museum. During the Second World War, C Company of 28 ...

Early evening news on TV

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New Zealanders are used to receiving their early evening news on television at 6 p.m. every night of the week. But the current format only stabilised in the early 1990s as competition intensified – and channels realised that news would win them the night's audience. Until then the news ...

'An appeal to the men of New Zealand'

'An appeal to the men of New Zealand'

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vote, the pill and the demon drink: a history of feminist writing in New Zealand, 1869–1993, Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 1993 suffrage campaign women in politics protest ...

Mark Briggs Great War Story

Mark Briggs Great War Story

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Zealand’s Anti-militarist Tradition. Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2008. Holland, H.E. Armageddon  or Calvary: t he Conscientious Objectors of New Zealand and "The Process of their Conversion". Wellington: Maoriland Worker Printing and Publishing Company, 1919. (Also available at ...

Challenges

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distance between those at home and their loved ones at war was vast. In the days before instant communication, getting news was often difficult. Novelty newspaper in 1944 Newspapers brought some information about the war into New Zealand homes. Most of what was published came to the telegraph office by ...

The Tiki times

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help will be greatly appreciated. Hand your efforts to any member of our staff as published elsewhere in this issue. Now what about it chaps. Schreiben pieronia!!! A MINER'S LAMENT. By J. Gallichan. I'm a miner, very minor on the lager-grube stroll To the "arbeit" very ...

Public Service Roll of Honour

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This Roll of Honour lists 218 men from the core Public Service who died in the First World War. It was originally published in the New Zealand Gazette on 29 April 1920. We have linked each name to that soldier's page on Auckland War Memorial Museum's Cenotaph database. From this database ...

Maintaining public services

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by the NZHistory team. It was commissioned by the State Services Commission. A fully footnoted version is available to download as a pdf here. Primary sources The annual reports of government departments for the years 1914-19 published in the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives ...

February 2011 Christchurch earthquake

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the owners of a shop near my brother’s have lost their son. https://quakestudies.canterbury.ac.nz/store/object/526257 Some of each individual’s many connections could be seen in the death notices placed in the Press in the days after the earthquake, and the memorial notices published on the first ...

Public Service Journal obituaries 1915-18

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These obituaries were published in the Public Service Journal from 1915-1918. In each case we've provided the person's full name, linked to their record on Auckland Museum's Cenotaph database, and a transcript of their obituary notice. Note H. Ffitch, J. McNiece, W. Rochfort and P. ...

Island Bay war memorial

Island Bay war memorial

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Island Bay war memorial band rotunda ...

Education service Roll of Honour

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This list is taken from the roll of employees in the education service who served in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the First World War, published in the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1919, E-1. You can also download a spread sheet with more information about ...

United States Navy tragedy at Paekākāriki

United States Navy tragedy at Paekākāriki

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of a shore party had to wear life-jackets while in the boat.’ On 28 May 2012 a memorial was unveiled at Queen Elizabeth Park, near Paekakariki, to mark this tragedy. Frank Zalot Jnr was among those who attended the ceremony. A short documentary about the tragedy was published by Manatū Taonga shortly ...

Railway workers' obituaries

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These obituaries were published during the First World War in the New Zealand Railway Review, the journal of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants (ASRS), the largest trade union for railway workers, which had 8000 members in 1914. We've listed them in alphabetical order, with each ...

Carl Völkner

Carl Völkner

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Carl Sylvius Völkner was a Protestant missionary who arrived in New Zealand from Germany in 1849. In 1861 he became head of the Church Missionary Society mission at Ōpōtiki in the Bay of Plenty. During the rise of the Pai Mārire, or Hauhau, movement Völkner wrote to Governor Grey informing him of ...

Design matters

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usability. The good, the bad and the ugly  The following two examples illustrate some of the basic principles of good and bad site design and construction. Click on the good and bad links to view the sites. Please note that only one page of the topic can be seen in these examples. Discussion of some of these ...

Petone railway station war memorial

Petone railway station war memorial

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A large crowd gathers by the flagpole outside the Petone railway station and workshops during Anzac Day commemorations in 1916. On the first anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, 25 April 1916, a commemorative flagpole made from kauri and Australian hardwood – symbolising ‘the unity of Australian ...

Public Trust Office roll of honour boards

Public Trust Office roll of honour boards

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Cenotaph database. From this database, you can also find links to the full service records for each soldier on Archives New Zealand's website. The names below also appear on the Public Service Roll of Honour, published in 1920. Obituaries for three of the men- Dallas Campbell, James McGinley and ...

Post and Telegraph obituaries

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These obituaries were published in the journal of the Post and Telegraph Officers' Association, The Katipo, between 1916 and 1919. We've listed them in alphabetical order, with each man's full name, a link to his record on Auckland Museum's Cenotaph database, and a transcript ...

Printing the word of God

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Maori New Testament cover From the mid-1830s the printed word became a new weapon in the campaign to bring Christianity to Maori. In 1835 the Church Missionary Society (CMS) printer, William Colenso, printed a Maori translation of the Epistles of Paul to the Philippians and to the Ephesians. With ...

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