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Te Tai Treaty Settlement Stories

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early Treaty settlements while they are still here with us. Publishing pathways Te Tai offers a digital platform for people to connect and engage with Treaty settlement history. This platform will offer a rich and comprehensive source of new information, including audio-visual oral history interviews, ...

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New Zealand Herald, 16 August 1871 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 that was sent to every member of the House of Representatives. ‘What a difference between a fish and a woman’ ...

New Zealand History Research Trust recipients

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A history of book publishing in New Zealand, $12,000 Peter Franks, Centennial history of the New Zealand Labour Party, $12,000 Roger Horrocks, The evolution of the arts in New Zealand, $10,000 Catherine Knight, An environmental history of rivers in New Zealand, $12,000 and Jane Tolerton, New Zealand Women ...

Don Stafford

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Historian Don Stafford CBE MBE spent most of his long career championing the history and heritage of his beloved city, Rotorua. He authored numerous books, including the award-winning Te Arawa: a h istory of the Arawa people, and, as the city’s official historian, two major books on the history of ...

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genealogical research; official records; newspapers; Waitangi Tribunal reports and Briefs of Evidence; and published accounts including biographies and other information on Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand and the Treaty of Waitangi signatory database and other information on the New Zealand History ...

31 reasons to love NZ books and writing

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Zealand is a recent addition to this country's surprisingly sparse literature on game-bird hunting. More... State-funded history The New Zealand government has a long history of involvement in the culture and heritage sector. In particular, it has commissioned and published historical works of all ...

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(ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of New Zealand, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 1996, pp 295–322 Crawford J. & I. McGibbon (eds), New Zealand's great war: New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War, Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2007 Davidson, J. W., Samoa Mo Samoa: The emergence ...

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Books, Wellington, 1991 First World War histories These are all now available online on the NZ Electronic Text Centre website. See also a related article, ' Something of them is here recorded: official history in New Zealand '. S.S. Allen, 2/Auckland, 1918, being a partial record of the war ...

C Company Māori Battalion Memorial House, Gisborne

C Company Māori Battalion Memorial House, Gisborne

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years to the day after the first sixty Māori volunteers from Tairāwhiti left Gisborne for the First World War. The ceremony also marked the launch of the Māori translation of Dr Monty Soutar’s  history of C Company, Nga Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship, first published in 2008 (Ngā Tama Toa = he toto ...

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Homecooking to Takeaways: A History of New Zealand Food Eating 1880-1990, Food Technology Department, Massey University, Palmerston North, 1993 Matthew Bradbury (ed.), A History of the Garden in New Zealand, Penguin, Auckland, 1995 David Burton, Two Hundred Years of New Zealand Food and Cookery, A.H. and A.W. ...

Charlotte Museum Trust

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This essay written by Miriam Saphira was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. ‘Someone in some future time will think of us.’ Sappho, 500 BCE In 2000, a group of Auckland women began discussing how to preserve lesbian cultural objects, ...

Barry Crump publishes A good keen man

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One of the most-read books in New Zealand publishing history,  A good keen man  established Barry Crump’s reputation as an iconic ‘Kiwi bloke’. Crump’s 20-odd books capturing the humour and personalities of rural New Zealand had sold more than a million copies by the time he died in 1996. He ...

Rawhiti war memorial

Rawhiti war memorial

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served overseas during the two world wars. The First World War list has 14 names, including two headmasters of the local school; the Second World War list has 28 names. Cecil James Blomfield MC served in both wars. R.L. Shepherd in his history of Te Rawhiti, published in 1966, noted that men from Te ...

William Skinner

William Skinner

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surveyor for Marlborough, Hawke's Bay and Canterbury. Frequent contact with Maori during field surveying aroused his interest in Maori history and culture, and this interest particularly flourished after his retirement from the civil service in 1919. He was a founding member of the Polynesian Society ...

The Gymeric Times troopship newspaper

The Gymeric Times troopship newspaper

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No. 8 Company. Below is a transcript of the front page: The Gymeric Times Printed and published on board H.M. Troopship Gymeric during the voyage from New Zealand to South Africa, and Promoted and Edited by Alf C Morton of the New Zealand Times & Mail Wellington, New Zealand. April 1900 Price 54 ...

Ernest Rutherford memorial, Brightwater

Ernest Rutherford memorial, Brightwater

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the Rutherford–Bohr nuclear model of the atom. He was also the first to split the atom. Information: Te Ara Image: Flickr: Robyn Gallagher's photostream Photograph by Robyn Gallagher This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history ...

Ministry for Culture and Heritage historian revises Gallipoli numbers

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A fresh look at data at the back of a history book has answered a question New Zealand historians have pondered for years.   The 1919 preface to the official history, The New Zealanders at Gallipoli, stated that 8,556 New Zealand troops landed on the Turkish peninsula in 1915. The number of New ...

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Zealanders served on Gallipoli?  by David Green (WW100) Books Patrick Crowley, Loyal to Empire: The Life of General Sir Charles Monro, 1860–1929, History Press, London, 2016 Damien Fenton, New Zealand and the First World War 1914-1919, Penguin, Auckland, 2013 Ian McGibbon (ed.), The Oxford companion to New ...

Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand

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campaign by dress historians since the 1970s to erode ‘the gender and subject-based prejudices against fashion and fashion history within the academic and museum worlds’. [4]  The emergence of CTANZ in the early 2000s in New Zealand reflected this growing international interest in dress and textile ...

The story of Ponga and Puhihuia

The story of Ponga and Puhihuia

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deception and hand-to-hand combat, set around the Manukau Harbour. It is rich in song-poetry, oratory, archaic custom and tribal history, and its Māori-language version is a storehouse of pre-European terms and expressions. John White So it's rather surprising that today Ponga and Puhihuia are not ...

Buller's birds

Buller's birds

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flesh of the pukeko [is equal] to that of the best English game' distasteful. But Buller, the author of A history of the birds of New Zealand, was not out of step with his contemporaries. At the time his book was first published in the early 1870s legislation focused on protecting introduced ...

Writing about New Zealand’s internal wars

Writing about New Zealand’s internal wars

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Cover of The war in New Zealand, by William Fox, originally published in 1866. This reprint was published in 1973 by Capper Press. Writing about New Zealand’s internal wars War has had a great impact on New Zealand society. Over the last 70 years, books about war have become a mainstay of local ...

New Zealand Express Company Building

New Zealand Express Company Building

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reached five storeys high, 35 of the 37 rooms completed had been occupied. The Otago Daily Times reported that the building’s flat roof ‘provides a breezy promenade’, boasting that the view was ‘unsurpassed anywhere else in the city’. The building has an interesting history. The Dunedin Stock Exchange was ...

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Press, Auckland, 1994 Michael Dunn, New Zealand painting: a concise history, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2003 Robyn Kahukiwa, The art of Robyn Kahukiwa, Reed Publishing, Auckland, 2005 Hamish Keith, The big picture: a history of New Zealand art since 1642, Random House, Auckland, 2007 Anne ...

Tutira

Tutira

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'insistence on the cumulative effects of trivialities,' an attempt 'to impress upon the reader's mind details, each one of them insignificant in itself, but far from futile when in totality conjoined and harmonised'. Tutira: the story of a New Zealand sheep station was published in 1921 ...

A group at the Te Aro Pah by George Angas

A group at the Te Aro Pah by George Angas

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A group at the Te Aro Pah, Port Nicholson. Ware. Aitu. Ko Repu. A lithograph by George French Angas published in The New Zealanders illustrated, Thomas McLean, London, 1847. George French Angas (1822–86) visited New Zealand for several months in 1844. During this time he produced a number of ...

New Zealand Women Writers' Society

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1932–91, ATL. New Zealand Women Writers' Society Auckland Branch collection 1961-78, AIM Published sources New Zealand Women Writers' Society Bulletin, 1951–1991, ATL France, Thelma, Hestia Quinn, Roma Henden, Isobelle Ashforth (eds), History of the New Zealand Women Writers' Society, ...

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, Alexandra, 1992 Harry Bioletti, The Yanks are coming: the American invasion of New Zealand 1942–1944, Century Hutchinson, Auckland, 1989 Ian McGibbon (ed.), ‘United States troops in New Zealand’,  The Oxford companion to New Zealand military history, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 2000, pp. 550–2 Malcolm ...

Edith Searle Grossmann

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and their only child was born. In 1897 Edith spent 10 years apart from her husband in England and Europe. Joseph Grossmann was twice convicted of fraud in 1898 and was sentenced to two years in prison. He later became professor of history and economics at Auckland University College, until being ...

Princes Street Merchants’ Houses

Princes Street Merchants’ Houses

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brewers Thomas Whitson and Moss Davis. The houses should have come down when the 99-year leases expired, but five survived. Nola Easdale has documented their history up to 1900 – but do not get too carried away by romantic visions of the lifestyles of the colonial elite. They cleared out in the decades ...

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Crawford and Ellen Ellis, To fight for the empire: an illustrated history of New Zealand and the South African War, 1899-1902, Reed, Auckland, 1999 John Crawford and Ian McGibbon (eds), One flag, one Queen, one tongue: New Zealand, the British Empire and the South African War, Auckland University Press, ...

Tips for new Governors-General

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over the viceregal shoulders to see what the King's and Queen's men really thought about New Zealand's top job. See also: History of the Governor-General Empire Day Viceregal visiting Our governors and Governors-General Royal visit, 1953–4 ...

William Colenso

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proclamations and the Treaty of Waitangi in Māori (all in 1840). He was present at the 6 February signing and many years later published his eyewitness account of the event as The authentic and genuine history of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (1890), the best account of the event, drawn from his notes ...

Islamic Women’s Council New Zealand (IWCNZ)

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This essay written by Lynette Townsend was published online in Women Together: a History of Women's Organisations in New Zealand in 2020. The Muslim community in Aotearoa NewZealand is made up of a diverse group of people of many different ethnicities and countries of origin. Their historical ...

Convictions for sedition 1915-18

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page includes a summary table of a more detailed downloadable spreadsheet  which has been compiled from the tables of convictions and prison releases published in the Police Gazettes (held by Archives New Zealand) for the years 1915–18. People seeking further information about these convictions should ...

William Walter Smith

William Walter Smith

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curator of Pukekura Park in New Plymouth, and he was responsible for developing the park and successfully breeding kiwi. A founding member of the Polynesian Society, he served as its secretary for 11 years and published seven papers on prehistory in professional journals. In 1931 he was appointed an ...

Maungatapere First World War memorial church

Maungatapere First World War memorial church

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Whangarei, Whitcombe and Tombs, Auckland, 1966 Florence Keene,  Cross over Kauri: A Centennial History of the Parish of Whangarei,  Northern Publishing Coy, 1960 Specific information about this memorial Location: State Highway 14, Maungatapere, Northland. Description: Memorial church with a granite memorial ...

Anna Stout

Anna Stout

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Wellington, 2016 Sandra Coney, Standing in the sunshine: a history of New Zealand women since they won the vote, Penguin Books (NZ), Auckland, 1993 Raewyn Dalziel. 'Stout, Anna Paterson', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara- the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, ...

Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho, New Zealand Oral History Grants recipients

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White-Winiata, Nga korero o nehera o Ngatiwai, $3700 Carmen Dalli, Maltese emigrants to NZ, $4000 Linda Cassells, Oral history of NZ publishing, $4134 Sandra Kay Robertson, To Rest in Peace, Stage 2, $4250 Anthony Haas, Being Palagi, $5000 Samoa Project, Samoan stories of migration, $5154 Jonathan Kennett, ...

1923- key events

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export, while the TranzAlpine passenger train has become a thriving tourist operation, conveying 200,000 passengers a year across the Southern Alps. Cowan’s New Zealand Wars published The second volume of James Cowan ’s two-volume The New Zealand Wars: a history of the Maori campaigns and the pioneering ...

Palestine bell

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Allenby’s introduction to the official New Zealand war history The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine by C. Guy Powles, published in 1922. In the years that followed, the bell was sounded just before the national anthem during special recitals held for anniversaries of battles in which the New Zealand ...

Māori language content

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Iwi information With the Māori entries from the Dictionary of New Zealand biography – published as Ngā tāngata taumata rau –  the iwi entries and some other general information from Te Ara, and, more recently, the 28th Māori Battalion website, there is now a good amount of high-quality written ...

Photography timeline

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1970 The first issue of Photographic Art & History is published. After four issues the journal is renamed New Zealand Photography, 13 issues of which appear before it becomes PhotoForum in 1974. John B. Turner curates the Nineteenth Century New Zealand Photographs travelling exhibition for the ...

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information, as well as interactives within the cool stuff tab A series of booklets about the Treaty and a children’s book,  The tree house Treaty, were published by the State Services Commission, along with an educational CD-Rom and posters. Unfortunately these are now out of print and are no longer ...

The Ode of Remembrance

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published in The Times of London in September 1914 and has been incorporated into the ritual of remembrance in many countries. The service and sacrifice of both male and female military personnel was acknowledged with a July 2015 revision to the Māori version of the Ode of Remembrance. The Royal New Zealand ...

Tuia – Encounters 250

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A national commemoration, Tuia – Encounters 250, will acknowledge this pivotal moment in our nation’s history and the extraordinary feats of the Pacific voyagers who reached and settled in Aotearoa centuries earlier. We have created a section on NZHistory, Encounters, to provide resources and information to ...

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for the Empire: an iIlustrated history of New Zealand and the South African War, 1899-1902, Reed, Auckland, 1999 John Crawford and Ian McGibbon (eds), One flag, one Queen, one tongue: New Zealand, the British Empire and the South African War, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2003 Mike Dwight, ...

Morrinsville Memorial Methodist Church

Morrinsville Memorial Methodist Church

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A marble First World War memorial tablet had been unveiled in the old church in 1919. This recorded the names of three members of the congregation who had given their lives (L.T. Lowry, J.C. Allan and J. Ireland). The memorial’s existence is noted in the church’s centennial history (2003), but its present ...

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This web feature was written by Jock Phillips and produced by the NZHistory team. Immigration study findings This manuscript represents a fuller version of the findings which are published in Jock Phillips & Terry Hearn's book, Settlers: Immigrants to New Zealand from England, Scotland ...

Local history links

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Britain until the early 1900s. Includes ship descriptions, terms and history. Kauri Museum- Focuses on the history the Kauri Gum industry in Northland. Auckland Museum. Te Awamutu Museum. Albert Park air raid shelters Provides information about the maze of tunnels built underneath Albert Park, Auckland, ...

New Zealand Remembers 125 Years Since Brunner Mine Disaster

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improve access to compensation for workers or families affected by workplace accidents. Image of Brunner published on the NZHistory website. "Remembering events like the Brunner Mine Disaster increases our awareness of moments in our collective history which have shaped modern New Zealand. "The ...

Using Ministry logos & images

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if you wish to use any of the oral histories and radio sound files resources.    We own the copyright for the oral history interviews contained on our websites and hold signed agreement forms from all of the interviewees giving the Ministry the right to publish them. They may not be reused without ...

Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu

Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu

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big hawaiki, the long hawaiki, the hawaiki far away Te hono I wairua Where the spirits meet Rire rire... paimarire. Farewell. Turongo House, Ngaruawahia This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, and family and local history research), and any published ...

Hoani (Hone) Paraone Tunuiarangi

Hoani (Hone) Paraone Tunuiarangi

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leaders of Wairarapa and the wider Maori society, he served on many committees and councils, and he was an administrator for the Wairarapa Lake Reserves. In 1901 he established a school near his Pirinoa property. During his time on the Scenery Preservation Commission he published several papers in the ...

Anne Else

Anne Else

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Anne Else was at the forefront of the New Zealand women’s liberation movement. In 1972 she co-founded Broadsheet, New Zealand’s most prominent and long-lived feminist magazine, which published monthly on a wide range of topics until 1997. Interviewed in 2000, Anne reflected on why the group of ...

Lesbians In Print

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This essay written by Romi Curl was first published in  Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand  in 1993. It was amended with a postscript by Alison Laurie in 2019. The first issue of the magazine Lesbians In Print (LIP) was launched in Auckland in May 1985, in ...

Copyright, Disclaimer and Moderation information

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interviewees giving the Ministry the right to publish them. They may not be reused without the permission of the copyright holder. The full recordings and accompanying paperwork are deposited at the Oral History and Sound collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, and may, subject to any ...

Thomas Kendall with Hongi Hika

Thomas Kendall with Hongi Hika

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Thomas Kendall with Waikato (left) and Hongi Hika in London in 1820 In 1815 Kendall's A korao (korero) no New Zealand; or, the New Zealander's first book; being an attempt to compose some lessons for the instruction of the natives was printed in Sydney. This was the first book published ...

Teaching about the Polynesian Panthers and the dawn raids

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The new Aotearoa New Zealand histories curriculum provides a mandate for teachers to explore the exercise of power and the impacts of colonisation on all aspects of society. History associated with the dawn raids and the Polynesian Panther Party allows teachers and students to understand these big ...

Dust clouds above Christchurch

Dust clouds above Christchurch

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rising. “Oh my god! Buildings definitely came down in that one!” Frances:  http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/105/story/  Gillian Needham This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) ...

The School Journal

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Film: History of the School Journal In May 1907 New Zealand pupils were for the first time able to read a schoolbook published in their own country. The New Zealand School Journal was initiated by Education Department head George Hogben to provide schoolchildren with a free magazine containing ...

Names and obituaries of police officers

Names and obituaries of police officers

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This report from the Otago branch of the Public Service Association published in the Public Service Journal notes the loss of Trooper Butler and Constables Caven, Eckford and Johnston of the Dunedin Police (J. Johnston does not appear on the Police Force roll of honour board). From 1916 many ...

Dictionary of NZ Biography releases new te reo translations

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Producing content related to Māori in both te reo Māori and English has been central to the Dictionary project since the first print volume was published 30 years ago this year. The DNZB is the foremost reference work on the lives of people who shaped this country’s history and culture from the seventeenth ...

Ōtuataua Stonefields

Ōtuataua Stonefields

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plots and garden walls as well as some 19th-century European dry-stone farm walls. Further information This site is item number 1 on the  History of New Zealand in 100 Places list. Websites Heritage New Zealand Register Department of Conservation Te Ara Auckland Council Book Janet Davidson, The ...

Suffrage 125

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self-published. Along with suffragist banners and protestor’s placards, they are a creative form of self-expression, with a history that ties into activism and feminism. Watch on Vimeo Suffragist or Suffragette? Last year I couldn’t vote on election day itself and this saddened me greatly. Having lived overseas ...

Postmaster-general's roll of honour

Postmaster-general's roll of honour

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Casualty lists for members of the Post and Telegraph Department were published separately from those of the rest of the public service. The postmaster-general’s first roll of honour appeared in the Post & Telegraph Official Circular in July 1915. Rolls of honour were published regularly in the ...

Hutu and Kawa

Hutu and Kawa

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July 1960. Between 1955 and 1957 three popular Hutu and Kawa books, notable for their accurate rendering of New Zealand fauna and flora, were published by A.H. & A.W. Reed, the second in 1956 appearing at the same time as another of Avis's books, Opo, the gay dolphin. She also wrote several ...

The Treaty of Waitangi

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features about the Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Day. A series of booklets about the Treaty and a children’s book,  The tree house Treaty, were published by the State Services Commission, along with an educational CD-Rom and posters. Unfortunately these are now out of print and are no longer available. ...

The making of New Zealand literature

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of Te Ara) at: www.dnzb.govt.nz Creative and intellectual life (Te Ara) Writing and publishing (Te Ara) Books Rachel Barrowman, A popular vision: the arts and the left in New Zealand 1930–1950, Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1991 Patrick Evans, The Penguin history of New Zealand literature, ...

Te Tangata Kohuru: The Murderous Man

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published a three-volume History of New Zealand  in which he outlined the brutal attack at Handley’s woolshed. He reported that Bryce and Sergeant G. Maxwell had dashed upon women and children and ‘cut them down gleefully and with ease’ (Rusden, History of New Zealand, vol. 2, 1883, pp. 504–5). Rusden’s ...

Augustus Earle

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of men’ with ‘a natural elegance and ease of manner’. Earle painted dozens of accurate representations of Māori customs, occasions and domestic scenes. He left Northland in May 1828 to continue his travels. Back in London in the 1830s, he exhibited and published his New Zealand paintings and other ...

Duck hunting in New Zealand

Duck hunting in New Zealand

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non-fiction. Auckland's Halcyon Press is a major publisher of fishing and hunting tomes and many other publishing companies exploited the a market for outdoor tales. In fiction Barry Crump's novels A good keen man (1960) and Wild pork and watercress (1986) have mythologised deer and pig hunting. ...

Meri Mangakāhia

Meri Mangakāhia

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parliament met for the last time in 1902. Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia continued to be active in Māori politics and welfare. In partnership with Niniwa i te Rangi of Wairarapa, she started a column named Te Reiri Karamu (‘The Ladies’ Column’) which was published in Te Tiupiri (The Jubilee). Letters and articles ...

Photoforum magazine

Photoforum magazine

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Covers of Photoforum, which was first published in 1974. The magazine has gone through several design changes over the years, with Momento being the current members-only publication. Some of the periodicals were also stand-alone books, such as Anne Noble’s The Wanganui (1982) and Content & ...

Front page of Crete News

Front page of Crete News

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of Cox’s ill-fated Crete News paper was published on 16 May 1941. Copies of the fourth and final issue, published on 24 May, were retrieved just moments before a bomb scored a direct hit on the presses at the printer’s shop in Canea. Read Geoffrey Cox’s biography here Alexander Turnbull Library ...

The boys of Puhawai

The boys of Puhawai

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relation) and Henry Dixon. Their real-life activities were transplanted to the imaginary community of Puhawai, loosely based on Auckland's west coast beaches, where Airey's family spent holidays, and on coastal areas of the Coromandel, where he now lives. The pioneering New Zealand publisher ...

Guide to style

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and in publishers' names, for reasons of economy. Examples: Book: Sinclair, Keith, A History of New Zealand, 2nd edn, Penguin, Auckland, 1969. Binney, Judith, Judith Bassett & Erik Olssen, The People and the Land/Te Tangata me Te Whenua: An Illustrated History of New Zealand, 1820–1920, Allen ...

Sarah Kennard

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year of the Suffrage Petition, 1893. The last child, Patricia, was born when Sarah was 47 years old. Donald died 11 August 1922, when Patricia was just 2 years old. Sarah Catherine Ward Kennard died in 1951.) Reference: the Kennard family history With Those Who Came First second edition by Beryl ...

Podcasts

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book, The Platform: the radical legacy of the Polynesian Panthers. Transcript of Melani Anae talk (PDF) 7 July 2021 Crossing the lines: the story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in WW2 Brent Coutts discusses his recently published book, Crossing the Lines a history of New Zealand homosexual ...

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

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Find out about the people who have helped shape our country, in the online The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (DNZB). There are over 3000 biographies that were originally published in the printed Dictionary of New Zealand Biography between 1990 and 2000, and in the parallel Māori language ...

Coat of Arms

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visits or jubilee celebrations, individuals and organisations can temporarily display the Arms. Outside of its use by government, the Coat of Arms can only be used or published with the Ministry’s permission. If you have any questions about using the Arms please contact us. What the Coat of Arms looks ...

King's College memorial chapel

King's College memorial chapel

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The memorial roll of honour, bearing the names of 104 old boys who had made the supreme sacrifice, was installed at the apsidal end of the nave, along with a plaque honouring three old boys who had died in the South African war. King's College had previously published its First World War roll of ...

Iwikau

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Districts of New Zealand, Edward Shortland, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London, 1851, p. 256 [5] ‘Marlborough’,  Lore and history of the South Island Maori, W. A. Taylor, Bascands Ltd, Christchurch, p. 21 ...

Waka: connecting the ocean with Aotearoa New Zealand’s history

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before them. Ngāti Raukawa chant, cited in Ranginui Walker, Ka whawahi tonu mātou: struggle without end As Aotearoa New Zealand is a group of islands in the vast Pacific Ocean, the topic of waka is a poignant and obvious place to begin exploring aspects of our history. In the preface to her book Tears of ...

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="http://www.nzdf.mil.nz/personnel-records/nzdf-archives/accessing-military-service-records.htm">how to order a soldier's full military record on the NZ Defence Force website.

Websites

  • NZHistory.net.nz – Your first port of call for information about New Zealand history. Includes an overview of

Chance Phone Call Sheds New Light On Pompallier Mission

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her family were often in great danger of their lives’, and that their lives were saved only after ‘mediation of friendly Natives’,” he says. “The obituary also records that a party of Ngapuhi built a six-foot palisade around their house as a protection.” According to Norris family history, during the ...

Roll of honour in Public Service Official Circular

Roll of honour in Public Service Official Circular

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The first roll of honour listing public service casualties was published in the Public Service Official Circular in June 1915. Similar rolls appeared regularly in the Circular until early 1919.  See roll for the whole of the war published in the New Zealand Gazette on 29 April 1920. Alexander ...

Te Ara – Encyclopedia Of New Zealand Features New Zealand Sign Language

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the story describes the history of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), signing in deaf education, variation and change in signs across regions and time, the role of interpreters, and digital technology. “Significantly, this is the first entry to be published on Te Ara that is accompanied by video clips ...

Railways Magazine

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and the imminent retirement of G.G. Stewart, who had been its editor since 1926. Over its 14-year history, it had grown from a house journal into a hugely popular general-interest monthly. During the inter-war years no other monthly magazine matched its commitment to promoting a popular literary ...

Further information

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and order: policing a changing society 1945-92: the history of policing in New Zealand, volume five, Dunedin, University of Otago Press, 2005. Noel Gillespie, Courage sacrifice devotion: the history of the US Navy Antarctic VXE-6 Squadron 1955-99, Infinity Publishing.com, Philadelphia, 2005. Michael ...

Te Ao Hou

Te Ao Hou

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Cover of the first edition of Te Ao Hou / The New World. The New World Te Ao Hou (1952-76) was a bilingual quarterly published by the Maori Affairs Department and printed by Pegasus Press. According to its first issue, its intention was 'to provide interesting and informative reading for ...

Edwin Fox

Edwin Fox

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Edwin Fox. Tatty she may be, but the Edwin Fox has seen a lot of history since entering the water at Sulkeah on the River Hooghly in India in 1853. She is an ‘East Indiaman’ and when new was 747 tons gross, 44.14 m long and carried square sails on all three masts. The stubby old-fashioned design ...

Honouring public servants

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honour their public service predecessors. They have published biographies of these men in exhibitions and booklets and on websites, as well as restoring and rededicating existing roll of honour boards and creating new ones.  Messages and motions of condolence A common way for New Zealanders to respond to ...

Treaty of Waitangi

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year. Local government and community organisations can apply for grants, which in the past have ranged from $200 to $10,000, with the average being $3,000. Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund The Treaty of Waitangi on NZHistory The Treaty of Waitangi section includes material originally published by the ...

Government department rolls of honour and obituaries

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Railways roll of honour from AJHR Following the First World War New Zealand Railways, the Post and Telegraph Department  and core Public Service departments published rolls of honour in the Appendices to the House of Representatives or the New Zealand Gazette. Casualties among members of the ...

Powerful photographs of Sāmoan tattooing on show at Te Papa

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multi-award-winning 2018 book Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing published by Te Papa Press, and co-authored by Te Papa’s Sean Mallon and French anthropologist Sebastien Galliot. In addition to over 50 photographs, Tatau: Sāmoan Tattooing and Photography will include a small selection of indigenous Sāmoan tattooing ...

Keri Hulme wins Booker Prize

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‘You’re not pulling my leg, are you? … Bloody hell – it’s totally unbelievable!’ Hulme was not able to attend the award ceremony in London, so friends and supporters accepted the award on her behalf. Spiral, a feminist publishing collective, had published the first editions of the novel after Hulme found ...

Landfall magazine

Landfall magazine

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a strong local culture. In any case it was in New Zealand, rather than England, that Brasch himself gained a reputation as a poet. His first two volumes, The land and the people (1939) and Disputed ground (1948), were published by Caxton Press in Christchurch, under the direction of Denis Glover. Brasch's ...

First issue of New Zealand Woman's Weekly

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On 8 December 1932, 7000 copies of the first issue of the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly went on sale. The magazine hoped to offer ‘usefulness, cheerfulness and happiness’ to readers during the depths of the Depression. The Woman’s Weekly Publishing Company, owned by Otto Williams (editor of The ...

 Taranaki Punch

Taranaki Punch

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The cover of the first issue of Taranaki Punch, published on 31 October 1860 during the first Taranaki War. Only 16 issues were printed before the magazine folded. The original Punch was a weekly British satirical magazine first published in 1841. The name and masthead were taken from the the ...

Roll of honour and obituaries of railway workers

Roll of honour and obituaries of railway workers

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Rolls of honour listing the names of killed, wounded and missing railway workers were published in the New Zealand Railway Review, the journal of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, from 1915. They were often supplemented by obituaries and photographs. The society was the largest trade ...

Mrs Driscoll

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grocers shop. Jane died on 12 February 1897 at her residence on the corner of Castle and St Andrew Streets. Her death notice was published in the Otago Daily Times on 13 February 1897 [9]. She was 47 years old and was buried with her mother Agnes in Northern Cemetery, Dunedin. Photograph of Jane Driscoll ...

Le Quesnoy bell

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town. Further reading: W.S. Austin, The official history of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade (the Earl of Liverpool’s Own): covering the period of service with New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War from 1915 to 1919, Watkins, Wellington, 1924; reprinted by John Douglas Publishing, Christchurch, ...

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WW2.

This from "18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment" published 1961 and written by W.D. Dawson.

Chapter #31 Cassino and The Mountains

This railway station was an evil place. It had been captured in one of the bloodiest assaults in 2 NZ Division's history. (refering to 28 Battalion/Engineers ...

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WW2.

This from "18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment" published 1961 and written by W.D. Dawson.

Chapter #31 Cassino and The Mountains

This railway station was an evil place. It had been captured in one of the bloodiest assaults in 2 NZ Division's history. (refering to 28 Battalion/Engineers ...

Tīwhanawhana Trust

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This essay written by Elizabeth Kerekere was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. In 1998, Elizabeth Kerekere and her partner, Alofa Aiono, attended the Gay Games in Amsterdam. During the opening ceremony, Elizabeth decided to take ...

Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment

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1916–19 (Auckland: Exisle Publishing, 2007) Kinloch, Terry, Echoes of Gallipoli: in the words of New Zealand’s mounted riflemen (Auckland: Exisle Publishing, 2005) Moore, A. Briscoe, The mounted riflemen in Sinai and Palestine: the story of New Zealand’s crusaders (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1920; ...

Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment

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East 1916–19 (Canterbury: Exisle Publishing, 2007) Kinloch, Terry, Echoes of Gallipoli: in the words of New Zealand’s mounted riflemen (Canterbury: Exisle Publishing, 2005) Moore, A. Briscoe, The mounted riflemen in Sinai and Palestine: the story of New Zealand’s crusaders (Canterbury: Whitcombe & ...

Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment

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reinforcements but were still generally assigned to their region’s unit. Further reading Kinloch, Terry, Devils on horses: in the words of the Anzacs in the Middle East 1916–19 (Wellington: Exisle Publishing, 2007) Kinloch, Terry, Echoes of Gallipoli: in the words of New Zealand’s mounted riflemen (Wellington: ...

Pekama Rongoaia Kaa

Pekama Rongoaia Kaa

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Corner', Poverty Bay Herald, 12 November 1917, p. 7 A window of remembrance- Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou James Cowan, The Maoris in the Great War: a history of the New Zealand Native Contingent and Pioneer Battalion, Whitcombe & Tombs Limited, Auckland, 1926 Reweti T. Kohere, The story of a Maori ...

Women's Studies Association (NZ) Pae Akoranga Wāhine

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the research, techniques, results, the availability or otherwise of data, and its interpretation'. [3] The association's initial aims were to encourage and store research; to co-ordinate and circulate information about research activities of all kinds; and to publish a newsletter ('not ...

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1939-1945, including the official history of the 28 Maori Battalion, written by J.F. Cody and originally published in 1956.

Jesse Rodgers

Jesse Rodgers

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Mail, 3 October 1917, p. 3 'Captain Jesse Rodgers', Oamaru Mail, 30 October 1917, p. 4 'Battle Honours', Evening Post, 25 March 1918, p. 3 A.E. Byrne, Official history of the Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F., in the Great War 1914–1918, J. Wilkie & Co., Dunedin, 1921 Glyn Harper, Johnny ...

Meet the NZHistory web team

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The NZHistory website is produced by a small team within Te Pae Wānanga, the Research and Publishing team of Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, and draws on the experience and skills of some of New Zealand's leading historians. Content for the site is overseen by Neill Atkinson, ...

Akaroa war memorial

Akaroa war memorial

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Akaroa war memorial, unveiled in 1923 (see black and white photographs above). The memorial comprises a reserve and seating surrounding an elaborate free-standing cupola with a granite spire and fly buttresses, right in the centre of town. The interior of the cupola and the exposed arches are from ...

Kiwi Records

Kiwi Records

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  Kiwi Records – ‘the music and voices of New Zealand’ What could be a more apt record label for New Zealand music than Kiwi Records? This offshoot of publisher A.H. & A.W. Reed began producing records in 1957 to support the company's Maori language, physical education and folk-dancing ...

Online resources

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launched their Waitangi Collection which features a wide selection of local documentary, drama, current affairs and newsreel footage, ranging in date from 1960 to 2009. Radio New Zealand In this part of the Radio New Zealand website you can find a collection of audio which explores the history of the ...

Women's Electoral Lobby of New Zealand

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2000 members in eighteen branches. Notable feminists who became early members included Margaret Evans, mayor of Hamilton from 1990; Di Grant, publisher; Danna Glendining, rural women's advocate; Elaine Jakobsson, mayor of Eastbourne 1980–86; Rae Julian, Human Rights Commissioner 1987–92; Helen ...

Pigeon Island Bird Pen

Pigeon Island Bird Pen

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articles for scientific publications and published The habits of the flightless birds of New Zealand (1903). In time, however, visiting yachts and fishing boats began to threaten the sanctuary’s isolation. Gentlemen shooters he could handle, mustelids he could not. In 1900 evidence of a ‘weasel’ (it was ...

Further information

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  Links A decade of good web design This is the BBC's guide to good web design. BBC history Best of history websites Strategies to enhance the user experience This is the Nielson Norman Group's guide to web usability. Usability.gov This is the United States government's guide to ...

'Queen of Crime' Ngaio Marsh dies

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Ngaio Marsh (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-046800-F) Ngaio Marsh, one of the ‘Queens of Crime’ in the 1920s and 1930s, died just weeks after submitting her 32nd detective novel, Light thickens, to her publishers. She was also an artist, playwright, actor and director. After suffering a major ...

God Defend New Zealand/Aotearoa

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was published by MāoriLanguage.net. The above YouTube clip by Cindy Ruakere features all 5 verses of God Defend New Zealand. Whakarongona or Whakarangona? Occasionally we are asked if whether the Māori words for God Defend New Zealand are correct as displayed on our website. The original translation ...

Sue Kedgley

Sue Kedgley

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numerous columns on feminist issues and in 1972 published her first book, Sexist society. Like the early suffragists, second-wave feminists employed a variety of tactics to fight for change. An early protest march highlighting the lack of progress since women won the vote in 1893 ended under the statue of ...

Lesbian Information, Library and Archives Centre

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This essay written by Ellen Faed was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. In November 1993, a call went out on the Wellington Lesbian Community Radio Programme for women interested in establishing a lesbian library to meet at the YWCA. ...

2021 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced and live online literary panel

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Festival of the Arts’ writing programme in March 2022.  Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement – Non-fiction   Dame Claudia Orange PhD OBE DNZM (Wellington)  Dame Claudia Orange is one of New Zealand’s most distinguished historians. After publishing her first award-winning history, The Treaty of ...

Further information

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This web feature was written to coincide with the publication of Kiwi Compañeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War, edited by Mark Derby and published by Canterbury University Press in 2009. The feature was written by Imelda Bargas and Steve Watters with assistance from Mark Derby and Peter ...

The first goal, NZ Natives' Rugby tour

The first goal, NZ Natives' Rugby tour

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‘A sudden outburst of Joy on getting the 1st Goal of the Tour’. Cartoon published during the New Zealand Natives’ rugby tour of 1888/89. Illustrated London News ...

The two umpires (cartoon), Natives' Rugby tour

The two umpires (cartoon), Natives' Rugby tour

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‘The Two Umpires’. Cartoon published during the New Zealand Natives’ rugby tour of 1888/89. Illustrated London News rugby cartoon ...

Saluting the flag

Saluting the flag

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First World War flag ceremonies became more important as a symbol of patriotism and pride. Most schools unfurled the flag on special days throughout the war and children were trained in flag drills, marching in formation and waving the flag. The School Journal regularly published patriotic flag songs ...

The Women's Gallery

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History’, MA (Art History) thesis, Victoria University of Wellington 2016. Available from: http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/handle/10063/5129 Spiral, The Women's Gallery, Kidsarus and Kidsarus 2 collections, 1975– (including The Women's Gallery newsletter, 1983–84), ATL Published sources Auckland ...

Robin Hyde

Robin Hyde

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Portrait of Robin Hyde from the title page of Journalese (1934). Read more about Robin Hyde   New Zealand Electronic Text Centre. See digitised version of Journalese on the NZETC website. literature robin hyde writing publishing ...

Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians

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This essay written by Frances Kell was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. The Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians was established in 2001 by Bea Arthur (1915–2002). It was named for Bea and her late partner of 57 ...

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was beside the battalion's assigned area 15 miles south of the city itself.

May I quote from the Official Histories 28th (Maori) Battalion book written by Mr. J.F. Cody and first published during 1956, which the photo above reflects.

These 2 paragraph are from Chapter 9 "Alamein to ...

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was beside the battalion's assigned area 15 miles south of the city itself.

May I quote from the Official Histories 28th (Maori) Battalion book written by Mr. J.F. Cody and first published during 1956, which the photo above reflects.

These 2 paragraph are from Chapter 9 "Alamein to ...

Architecture+Women New Zealand

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This essay written by Elizabeth Cox was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. Despite the high proportion of women studying architecture at university from the 1970s, the occupation, along with engineering, remained stubbornly ...

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1914-1918, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, 2000 Terrence J. Finnegan, Shooting the Front: Allied aerial reconnaissance in the First World War, Spellmount, Stroud, England, 2011 Trevor Henshaw, The sky their battlefield: Air fighting and the complete list of Allied air casualties from enemy action in the first war, ...

The Maheno sailing to war

The Maheno sailing to war

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This photograph of ‘our ship’ Maheno leaving Wellington would be the most-published hospital ship image of the war. Matt Pomeroy Collection Not to be reused without permission hospital ships maheno (hospital ship) ...

Newspaper report of the Wairau incident

Newspaper report of the Wairau incident

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An account of the 'Massacre at Wairau' published in the New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator, 1 July 1843. See full article on PapersPast. PapersPast wairau incident 1840s ...

Berlin residency to examine role of censorship in activism

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Verso, installation view: Objectspace, Auckland, 2019. Photograph: Samuel Hartnett. Ella Sutherland works across the fields of visual art, publishing and language. Her practice is grounded in her background in visual communication, involving the analysis and activation of complex systems of reading which ...

New DNZB essays reflect life in the 1970s and 1980s

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Clockwise from top left, Ralph Hotere, Marie Bell, Ramai Hayward, Keith Sinclair, Selwyn Toogood and Barbara Angus, six of the 13 entries just added to the DNZB. This post was first published in Te Ara's Signposts blog on 18 October 2019. Most New Zealanders who lived through the 1970s and ...

Elizabeth Yates

Elizabeth Yates

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507. Further reading Sandra Coney, Standing in the sunshine: a history of New Zealand women since they won the vote, Penguin Books (NZ), Auckland, 1993 Judith Devaliant, Elizabeth Yates: the first lady mayor in the British Empire, Exisle Publishing, Auckland, c. 1996 Janice C. Mogford. 'Yates, ...

Feminist Art Networkers

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Eastmond; Cheryll Sotheran (later Chief Executive of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa), who was then, like Eastmond, an art history lecturer; Alexa Johnston, curator of New Zealand painting and sculpture at Auckland City Art Gallery; and critic Priscilla Pitts. In answer to an American survey, ...

The war cry (cartoon), NZ Natives' Rugby Tour of 1888/89

The war cry (cartoon), NZ Natives' Rugby Tour of 1888/89

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‘Their War Cry before starting play’. This cartoon of a pre-match haka by the New Zealand Natives’ rugby team was published in England during their tour of 1888/89. Illustrated London News rugby maori sport haka ...

Geoffrey Cox

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published in 1999, Cox drew on his letters to his parents, 'intermittent diary notes', his accounts of specific incidents and events, and articles he had written as a journalist. It is a dynamic recollection of events in Europe as he witnessed them, but with the benefit of hindsight. For example. ...

Excellence Drives Fierce Competition In Ockham New Zealand Book Awards’ Shortlist

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Kiri Piahana-Wong. The 2020 Illustrated Non-Fiction category finalists are: Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in New Zealand and the Wider Moana Oceania edited by Karl Chitham, Kolokesa U Māhina-Tuai, Damian Skinner; Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of Resistance, Persistence and Defiance ...

The head of a New Zealander by Sydney Parkinson

The head of a New Zealander by Sydney Parkinson

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draughtsman to the botanist Sir Joseph Banks on James Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. He was the author of A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s ship the Endeavour, published in 1773. Twelve of the 27 plates in this book relate to New Zealand. Parkinson died of dysentery in ...

Sports writing

Sports writing

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racing and beer’ might seem outdated in the 21st century, but sport remains popular with publishers, booksellers and readers. Leading New Zealand sportswriter Joseph Romanos noted that a ‘great’ All Black’s biography could expect to sell 20,000 copies. According to Booksellers NZ this level of sales is ...

Samuel Revans prints first newspaper

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Samuel Revans, c. 1860 (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-038720-F) The first newspapers published in New Zealand were printed by Samuel Revans a month after he arrived in Port Nicholson (Wellington). Revans had published the first issue of the New Zealand Gazette in London in August 1839, just ...

Bill Sutch

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during this period that Sutch’s books Poverty and progress in New Zealand (1941) and The quest for security in New Zealand (1942) were published. Both were versions of a social history commissioned but rejected as a centennial publication in 1940. When he was discharged from the army in 1943 he returned ...

Edmonds cookery book

Edmonds cookery book

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Cover of the 3rd edition of the Sure to rise cookery book (1914), published by baking manufacturer T.J. Edmonds.  Our best-selling book The Edmonds cookery book has sold over 3 million copies since it was first published in 1908, making it the best-selling New Zealand book by far. In Kiwi ...

The Press goes to press

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first edition stated that the publishers made ‘no apology for the publication’, which was set up in opposition to two established local newspapers. The people of Christchurch would decide, if we shall be so fortunate as to command a remunerative circulation the result will justify our opinion. If not, ...

John Mulgan

John Mulgan

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John Mulgan, author of Man Alone, c1940. Read more about John Mulgan Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: 1/1-000652-F Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. literature john ...

First sitting, 1854

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for the next 10 years. The day was wet and miserable – even if it was Queen Victoria's birthday – and the buildings were not yet ready to receive the new Parliament, but there was excitement in the air as New Zealand took an important step in its history. The parliamentarians, all 37 of them, ...

NZ Journal of Photography

NZ Journal of Photography

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The various iterations of the New Zealand Journal of Photography, from its beginnings in 1992 as the newsletter for the New Zealand Centre for Photography to its renaming as Photomedia in 2008 for what turned out to be the final issue. Andy Palmer (montage); New Zealand Centre for Photography ...

Mary Ann Müller, suffragist

Mary Ann Müller, suffragist

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Mary Ann Müller, about 1900. In 1878 she published ‘ An appeal to the men of New Zealand’. Alexander Turnbull Library, Reference: 1/2-021456 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. ...

Romance of the rail cover

Romance of the rail cover

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Several serialised features from the New Zealand Railways Magazine were republished as booklets. These included James Cowan’s guide to Māori railway station names and, as seen here, his surveys of the historical and scenic delights along the main trunk lines of the North and South islands. Neill ...

Ettie Rout, safe sex campaigner

Ettie Rout, safe sex campaigner

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Cabinet banned her from New Zealand newspapers under the War Regulations. Mention of her brought a potential £100 fine after one of her letters, suggesting kits and hygienic brothels, had been published in the New Zealand Times. Ironically, this letter had been instrumental in the decision of the minister ...

Ranfurly Veterans’ Home

Ranfurly Veterans’ Home

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VII’s coronation day Ranfurly published a Roll of Honour of the colony’s 2000 imperial veterans to make his point. He personally chose the site – ‘not too near a public house yet not too far and within easy communication’- and laid the foundation stone on Empire Day, 24 May 1903. The Auckland Veterans’ ...

Manurewa memorial trees

Manurewa memorial trees

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deceased; one was planted by Mrs H. Brown, President of the Victoria League, in honour of Nurse Edith Cavell and other nurses; and one was planted by local businessman Mr E.S. Pegler as a ‘peace tree’. According to a newspaper article published long after the event, the order of the trees, starting from the ...

Third Contingent publication

Third Contingent publication

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Publications about New Zealand's involvement in the South African War often depicted its soldiers in action scenes. Here two members of the Third Contingent fire upon Boer kommandos (commandos) while a third soldier guards the horses. The Outlook, April 1900 south african war third contingent ...

Otago Mounted Rifles Regiment

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riflemen (Auckland: Exisle Publishing, 2005)   Mackay, Don, The troopers’ tale: a history of the Otago Mounted Rifles (Dunedin: Turnbull Ross Publishing, 2012) ...

Radiant Living magazine cover

Radiant Living magazine cover

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A spread from Radiant Living, October/November 1949. Hilary Stace publishing alternative lifestyle ...

First issue of New Zealand Listener published

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The  New Zealand Listener   soon expanded beyond its original brief to publicise radio programmes to become the country’s only national weekly current affairs and entertainment magazine. From major investigative stories to crosswords, the  Listener  published the serious, the trivial and ...

Leo White

Leo White

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Aviation Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa must be obtained before any reuse of these images. leo white aviation aerial photography photography publishing ...

New Zealand Women's Royal Army Corps Association

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sources Bloxham, Muriel, National Secretary, NZWRAC Association, information supplied December 1991, February 1993 Published sources Hancock, Kenneth, New Zealand at War, A. H. and A. W. Reed, Wellington, 1946 Latham, Iris, The WAAC Story, Wellington, 1986 Pro Patria (magazine of the NZWAAC, and later of ...

Mangamaunu school memorial

Mangamaunu school memorial

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Mangamaunu school memorial roll of honour lists four men who were killed in the Second World War: B.R. Boyd; R. O'Brien, S. Starkey and P.E. Thoms. Only the chimney remains from the school.  Francis Vallance, 2015 See also:  Pearson, William H. 1968. Henry Lawson among Maoris. Reed ...

Tutange Waionui

Tutange Waionui

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Tutange Waionui was one of Riwha Tītokowaru’s best fighting men. In this 1908 photograph he poses in his 1868 uniform. The image was used in The adventures of Kimble Bent, written by James Cowan and published in 1911. See an obituary for Tutange Waionui, Hawera & Normanby Star, 12 January 1915 ...

Māori contribution to First World War revealed in new book

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“ Whitiki! is the tenth book to be published in a series of histories of New Zealand and the First World War produced jointly by Manatū Taonga, Massey University and the New Zealand Defence Force, which explore the impact of the war on New Zealand society during and after the war. “With nearly 600 pages and ...

Pohangina rolls of honour

Pohangina rolls of honour

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honour have been added to the display. The school’s Second World War roll of honour replicates the names published in the school’s 75th jubilee booklet, and may be a replacement for a roll of honour formerly on display at the school. However, it seems that the district Second World War roll of honour was ...

Dominion status symposium, 2007

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(History, University of Auckland) is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has published widely on New Zealand history and its place in the British Empire, including The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict ...

Cyclist Battalion

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history of the AIF/NZ Cyclist Corps 1916–19 (McCrae, Australia: Slouch Hat Productions, 2008) Regimental history of New Zealand Cyclist Corps in the Great War, 1914–1918 (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1922; reprinted by Kiwi Publishers, Christchurch, 2004; reprinted by Naval & Military Press, ...

Roll of honour for Railways Department

Roll of honour for Railways Department

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A consolidated roll of honour of officers of the New Zealand Railways Department who had fallen during the war was published as part of the minister’s annual Railways Statement in 1915 (pictured). A list of all those who had enlisted was also included. The roll of honour and list appeared annually ...

Lord Normanby

Lord Normanby

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Lord Normanby (Constantine Henry Phipps, 1st Marquess, 1797-1863) engraved by Charles Turner; painted by H. P. Briggs, Esqr, R. A. London. Published 2 January 1836 by Colnaghi & Company. Read more about Lord Normanby Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: B-032-002 Permission of the Alexander ...

Wiri Webb postcard

Wiri Webb postcard

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This postcard was produced after William (‘Wiri’) Webb became the first New Zealander to win the world professional sculling title in 1907. Alexander Turnbull Library, Reference: Eph-B-POSTCARD-Vol-1-111 Producers: A. D. Willis, publisher. A. E. Watkinson. photo Permission of the Alexander ...

Archibald Baxter's 'We will not cease' cover

Archibald Baxter's 'We will not cease' cover

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Cover of We will not cease: the autobiography of a conscientious objector by Archibald Baxter First published in 1939 by Victor Gollanez, this 1968 edition is by Caxton Press, and it includes an additional foreword by the author. Caxton Press   Reference: Archibald Baxter, We will not cease. ...

Rūātoki school memorial

Rūātoki school memorial

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grounds in front of the main school building. Four granite tablets were set into the concrete base inscribed with the names of Tūhoe men who had served in 28th Maori Battalion during the war: 14 men who had been killed in action or died of illness and 69 returned soldiers. The dedication stone reads: He ...

 Anno Domini 2000

Anno Domini 2000

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Published in 1889 – four years before New Zealand women won the right to vote – former Premier Julius Vogel 's futuristic novel Anno Domini 2000; or, woman's destiny predicted that by the end of the millenium women would hold the highest posts in government and that poverty would have ...

The writing of John A Lee

The writing of John A Lee

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Lee was born in Dunedin in 1891. His family's desperate poverty was described in Children of the poor and in his mother Mary Lee's posthumously published autobiography, The not so poor (1992). After leaving school, he drifted into petty crime and in 1906 was convicted of theft for a second ...

Kaitieke First World War memorial

Kaitieke First World War memorial

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Kaitieke war memorial. Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead Intersection Round obelisk   22-Jan-1923 23 Clive Gifford For more information see Kaitieke: The District, The People, The Schools, compiled by Wilf Couper and Ron Cooke. Ref: ISBN 0-908724-24-1, published by C & ...

'The Octopus', South African War publication

'The Octopus', South African War publication

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of the journal was hand drawn, but the material inside, such as Page One pictured here, was printed. Geoffrey H. Sollitt south african war publishing boer war ...

Further information

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This web feature was written by Gavin McLean and produced by the NZHistory.net.nz team. Links Images of HMNZT (Flotilla Australia) Christchurch Nurses’ Memorial Chapel Polly Woodside (Australian National Trust) Navy Museum Books Peter Plowman, Across the sea to war: Australian and New Zealand ...

First lighthouse at Pencarrow Head

First lighthouse at Pencarrow Head

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The first lighthouse at Pencarrow Head, built about 1852, was actually just the lighthouse keeper's house with a lamp in the window. The first lighthouse keeper at Pencarrow was George Bennett. This drawing was published in Transactions of NZ Institute, 1924. Alexander Turnbull Library, ...

Passchendaele in memoriam notice

Passchendaele in memoriam notice

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Extract from a full-page ‘in memoriam’ page published in the Auckland Star on 4 October 1918, three days after news arrived of the surrender of Bulgaria.  The notice marked the first anniversary of the attack on Gravenstafel Spur, the opening attack of the disastrous Passchendaele offensive. More ...

Reading the casualty list

Reading the casualty list

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loss. Almost every newspaper in New Zealand also published the Roll of Honour, widening the community of mourning to the nation. Auckland Weekly News, 27 July 1916 WW1 casualties death battle of the somme WW1 home front ...

Church Women United in Aotearoa / New Zealand

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successful special projects. 'Water for Women', financing water schemes for women in developing countries, raised $54,251 – four times the original target; and a sub-committee convened by Jan Cormack organised an Enquiry into the Status of Women in the Church. The results, published as a booklet in ...

Map showing Cook's voyages

Map showing Cook's voyages

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  This map from 1800 shows the routes taken by James Cook when he visited New Zealand in 1769–70, 1773 and 1777. The main image shows a detail; click on the thumbnail to see the full map. Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: A new map of the world, published by Laurie & Whittle, 1800 ...

Shakti Community Council

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This essay written by Lynette Townsend was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. Shakti Community Council Inc. is a non-profit organisation serving migrant and refugee women and families of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin. [1] ...

Mākereti Papakura

Mākereti Papakura

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Mākereti Papakura was an internationally known tourist guide at Whakarewarewa thermal valley during the early days of New Zealand tourism. She was also an entrepreneur, an influential advocate for Māori, and an author, producing the first extensive published ethnographic work by a Māori scholar. ...

Audit Office publication: From auditor to soldier

Audit Office publication: From auditor to soldier

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In 2014 the Office of the Auditor-General published a booklet entitled From auditor to soldier: stories of the men who served. This contained information about the Audit Office’s First World War roll of honour, an overview of the office’s experiences during the war, and biographies of the 32 men ...

MPs' perks cartoon, 1893

MPs' perks cartoon, 1893

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Parliamentarians' so-called perks were fair game. Salaries, travel allowances, meals at Bellamy's and many other things became the butt of humour and a form of criticism when people thought that Members of Parliament had too much of a good thing. The New Zealand Graphic published this ...

Railways Magazine cover, 1926

Railways Magazine cover, 1926

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Launched in May 1926, the New Zealand Railways Magazine became one of the country’s most popular monthly magazines during the interwar years. This striking image of a train crossing the Makōhine Viaduct on the North Island main trunk was designed by leading Railways Studio artist Stanley Davis. It ...

Ernest Lynd, publishing disloyal statement

Ernest Lynd, publishing disloyal statement

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Ernest Lynd (alias Lind, alias John Jacobson) Labourer, born 1878, Russia Tried: 19 July 1917, Auckland Magistrate’s Court Charge: Publishing a disloyal statement Sentence: 11 months’ imprisonment. Arrested under War Regulations Wartime conditions generated a profound suspicion of foreigners at ...

Images from National Library of NZ

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image A colourised photo showing the Public Trust Office Building as decorated for the Queen’s tour in 1953. It was decorated in a similar manner for other occasions including King George V’s coronation in 1911 and the Prince of Wales tour in 1920. Reference: C W Vennell,  A century of trust: a history ...

The no-license debate in Masterton

The no-license debate in Masterton

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officers. The natural effect is to discourage the police and encourage the "droppers," who, in turn, laugh at the amiable Magistrate and sneer at a baffled policeman. In spite of this, I submit that there is no reason to justify the statements you make in the article published by arrangement. ...

New Zealand's World Cup book, 1982

New Zealand's World Cup book, 1982

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New Zealand’s World Cup: the inside story, by the coaching duo John Adshead and Kevin Fallon ('as told to Armin Lindenberg'), was one of several books published in 1982 to celebrate the All Whites’ epic qualifying campaign and finals’ appearance. The cover featured a young Ricki Herbert ...

Samoan influenza obituaries

Samoan influenza obituaries

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and editor of the  Samoanische Zeitung. After its final issue was published on 2 January 1915, he became editor and owner of its English replacement, the Samoa Times. Unusually, the 22 November 1918 issue of the Samoa Times did not appear. The following week, the newspaper reported 'with deep ...

Arts and crafts

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This essay written by Anne Else was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Anne Else in 2019. All-women arts and crafts groups have a long history in this country. In Māori society, where women and men for the most part ...

Pan-Pacific and South-East Asia Women's Association

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ATL PPSEAWA, records of Dunedin Area Group, 1952–1975, Hocken PPSEAWA, records of Southland Area Group, 1955–1976, Hocken Published sources [Coleman, Letitia|, History of the New Zealand Branch of the Pan-Pacific and South-East Asia Women's Association 1928–1978, [n.p.], 1978 [Coleman, Letitia], ...

First World War shirker cartoon

First World War shirker cartoon

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Recruit numbers were falling short by late 1915, when this Charles Blomfield cartoon was published in the New Zealand Observer. Many people worried that ‘shirkers’, men deliberately avoiding military service in the country’s hour of need, would lounge at home while better men died for them at the ...

Researching New Zealand soldiers in the First World War

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100,000 New Zealand men signed up to fight for King and Country in the First World War. Their names were listed in the Nominal rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary force, published by the government between 1917 and 1919. These rolls are available through public libraries in their original printed ...

Map of the Kingdom of Belgium in 1914

Map of the Kingdom of Belgium in 1914

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You can also download a hi-res copy as a pdf (3 mbs). This map shows the boundaries and major cities of the Kingdom of Belgium at the time it entered the First World War in 1914. Note that since publishing this map we have been made aware of an error in the map- the small eastern Cantons gained by ...

Lieutenant Florence Crimmin

Lieutenant Florence Crimmin

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Photograph of Lieutenant Florence Crimmin, published in the Auckland Weekly News on 6 September 1917. From Te Karaka, near Gisborne, Crimmin was farming in Argentina when war broke out and hurried to Britain to enlist. He was commissioned in the North Devon Hussars in September 1915. He was sent ...

Public service commissioner compiles casualty list

Public service commissioner compiles casualty list

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this circular was published in the roll of honour in the Public Service Official Circular from June 1915. Archives New Zealand Reference: AAXF W1996 19747/74/724 Permission of Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga must be obtained before any reuse of this image. public service WW1 home ...

Hōne Heke fells the flagstaff at Kororāreka

Hōne Heke fells the flagstaff at Kororāreka

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Hōne Heke fells the flagstaff flying the British flag at Kororāreka. Arthur McCormick’s painting of Hōne Heke chopping down the British flag on Maiki Hill above Kororāreka in 1845 was an illustration for Reginald Horsley’s New Zealand: romance of empire, published in 1908. This is one of the more ...

Bombay War Memorial Recreation Ground

Bombay War Memorial Recreation Ground

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names was also published in the Bombay centennial history in 1965. The latter list included 24 dead (J. Barugh, T. Burgess, A. Carter, A.J. Carter, A.C. Evans, A.J. Evans, E. Fenton, A. Fitness, J. Fitness, P. Hancock, P.C.W. Hancock, R. Hancock, R.J. Hancock, R.G. Hanna, A. Kemp, R. Kemp, O. McGowan, ...

The birth of Kiwi rock 'n' roll

The birth of Kiwi rock 'n' roll

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roll recording – ‘Pie cart rock’n’roll’ (1957) – that took him into local music history. Cooper often had a meal at the Whanganui pie cart late at night after a talent quest or dance. The menu was basic: pea, pie and pud, with a choice of takeaway or dining in by perching on the narrow seats in the hot ...

Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield

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Autographed photograph of Katherine Mansfield in 1914, taken by the Adelphi Studio, The Strand, London. Katherine Mansfield wrote short stories, poetry, letters, journals and reviews, and is regarded as a central figure in British modernism. Three story collections were published while she was ...

Magdalena Aotearoa

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This essay written by Cherie Jacobson was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. Magdalena Aotearoa was formed in 1997 by Wellington-based theatre makers Sally Rodwell and Madeline McNamara to ‘encourage and promote the work of women in ...

 Journey for three documentary

Journey for three documentary

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Assistant: Brian Brake Music: Douglas Lilburn This is a New Zealand National Film Unit Film preserved and made available by Archives New Zealand /Te Whare Tohu Tuhituhinga O Aotearoa. This material is not to be re-used or published without the prior permission of the Chief Archivist. video Assisted ...

Westport-Cardiff coal train

Westport-Cardiff coal train

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A fully laden coal train about to leave Seddonville for Westport. The holding bins used to load the coal can be seen in the background. This photograph was used by the Westport-Cardiff Coal Company in an advertising feature published in 1898. The locomotive is an Fa class (slightly modified, and ...

William Sutch

William Sutch

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Economist Dr William Ball Sutch, back at work after being acquitted of a charge under the Official Secrets Act. He is seated at a desk with copies of the newly published book Spirit of an age: New Zealand in the seventies: essays in honour of W.B. Sutch, edited by John L. Robson and Jack ...

The dawn raids: causes, impacts and legacy

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services’ are accorded special significance. They transform what is generally a time of slumber into a time to remember, to recall sacrifice, to consider present-day conflict, and to make pledges for peace. But for some members of our Pasifika community, dawn relates to another significant history, albeit ...

Department of Lands and Survey roll of honour

Department of Lands and Survey roll of honour

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A number of departments included rolls of honour in their annual reports that were printed in the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives as well as contributing to the public service commissioner’s consolidated list published in the New Zealand Gazette. In 1920, the Department of ...

Pāpāmoa

Pāpāmoa

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in 2004 and two years later a conservation plan was published to guide its future use. Further information This site is item number 7 on the  History of New Zealand in 100 Places list. On the ground There is an information board by the car park. Websites Papamoa Hills Regional Park Tauranga Moana (Te ...

Education roll of honour

Education roll of honour

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Casualties among members of the education service, and a list of those who had enlisted by the end of 1916, were published as an appendix to the Minister of Education’s annual report in 1917 (pictured). A roll of honour appeared annually until 1920. See roll for the whole of the war. Education ...

New Zealand Women's Christian Temperance Union

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and banning liquor advertising and sponsorship.  In 2018, the WCTU demonstrated a strong appreciation of its history and, in particular, the crucial role its founders played in gaining women’s suffrage. Raewyn Dalziel Notes [1] Tyrrell, 1983, p. 285. Unpublished sources McKimmey, P.F., 'The ...

Christchurch peace celebrations booklet

Christchurch peace celebrations booklet

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Click on the photograph above to see the pages of a booklet outlining a programme of activities in Christchurch over the three days of peace celebrations, 19-21 July 1919. Other communities published similar booklets, or brochures outlining the country’s war record. Wellington, for example, ...

The Esther Glen Award

The Esther Glen Award

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Cover of Stella Morice's The book of Wiremu (1945), the first winner of the Esther Glen Award. Celebrating writers for children and young adults New Zealand's longest-running book award is the Esther Glen Award, which is given for ‘the most distinguished contribution to New Zealand ...

Anthony Trollope begins New Zealand tour

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Anthony Trollope (Wikipedia) Anthony Trollope (1815–1882), one of the Victorian era’s most famous novelists, landed at Bluff to begin a two-month tour of the colony. Trollope had spent the previous year in Australia and in 1873 he published a two-volume book about his travels, Australia and New ...

Society for Research on Women in New Zealand

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https://sites.google.com/site/womensresearch50/home/publications Unpublished sources Society for Research on Women records, 1966–1992, ATL Society for Research on Women Auckland Branch, History of SROW (typescript), 5 pages, Auckland Museum Published sources Gawith, E. J. et al., Women Centre Stage: A Study of SROW and its Research, SROW Wellington, 1993 ...

Tai Tapu church memorial window

Tai Tapu church memorial window

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saints who were soldiers. The day chosen for the Armistice, 11 November, was St Martin's Day. St George is a patron saint of soldiers and of England. He was, according to tradition, a Roman soldier in the Guard of the Emporer Diocletian. Read more about the Church from an article about it published ...

Radio communication in Korea

Radio communication in Korea

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Two soldiers using radio communication from back of a truck during the Korean War. Commentary about this image by Bob Jagger Stuart Beneson (left) and Denny Field (right) are talking on the radio from the back of the truck. They are communicating between the OP (Observation Post) and the Command ...

Canterbury Women’s Institute

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committee of up to 23 members, with a larger pool of women coming to special meetings. Outstanding in the history of the CWI was the contribution of Ada Wells, who became secretary to the economics department in 1893. She continued to serve the institute until its demise, as either secretary, president or ...

Edward Catchpool daguerreotype

Edward Catchpool daguerreotype

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sharp, and because the process was patented worldwide royalties were payable every time it was used. Because the technology was only really suitable for studio work, the vast majority of daguerreotypes are portraits such as this 1852 image of Edward Catchpool, who had published a short-lived Wellington ...

50th anniversary of South Pole flight

50th anniversary of South Pole flight

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75th anniversary of Byrd’s flight in 2004 by members of the New York Air National Guard. Further information Books Noel Gillespie, Courage Sacrifice Devotion: the history of the US Navy Antarctic VXE-6 Squadron 1955-99, Infinity Publishing.com, Philadelphia, 2005 Ken Hickson, Flight 901 to Erebus, ...

Littledene

Littledene

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United States on a joint Carnegie fellowship, the Somersets undertook a pioneering sociological study of Oxford. Littledene was published in 1938 by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Although it was the couple's joint work, Crawford was credited as its sole author. Littledene ...

Questions for Polly Plum

Questions for Polly Plum

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These letters to and from ‘Polly Plum’ (Mary Ann Colclough) appeared in the New Zealand Herald on 16 and 18 August 1871. This transcript is taken from C. Macdonald (ed.), The vote, the pill and the demon drink: a history of feminist writing in New Zealand, 1869–1993, Bridget Williams Books, ...

Ngahuia te Awekotuku

Ngahuia te Awekotuku

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Waikato. She is the first Maori female Emeritus in Aotearoa. She  remains a leading feminist writer, lesbian rights activist and advocate for Māori issues. She has published award winning books, seven of which are sole authorships, including fiction and nonfiction.  She continues to work in the culture and ...

Māori Peace Monument, Masterton

Māori Peace Monument, Masterton

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Winter, 'Wairarapa history... peace statue'  (article published on the Rangitane o Wairarapa Education website in 2015); the same source accesses a recent photograph of the peace monument). Images: Michal Klajban, 2014 Text: Bruce Ringer, 2022 Other memorials masterton ...

Zonta International (New Zealand)

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girls, and to enhance District 16’s profile around the world through its centennial activities in 2019. Helen Reilly [1] Notes [1] District 16 Historian, 2018–2020. Jennifer Loughton, author of the history published in 2017 (see below), was the Historian 2008–2018. Unpublished sources Zonta International ...

Cruising Cook Strait 'sixties-style'

Cruising Cook Strait 'sixties-style'

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In the late 1960s A.H. & A.W. Reed published a souvenir pictorial booklet called Cook Strait seaway. Click on the photograph above to see images from the booklet. When crossing Cook Strait, between the two main islands of New Zealand, you travel a route as romantic as any in the world... To ...

Anjum Rahman

Anjum Rahman

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https://www.inclusiveaotearoa.nz/ Abdullah Drury, Islam in New Zealand: The First Mosque. A Short History of the New Zealand Muslim Association and the Ponsonby Mosque, self-published, 2006 Explore  more stories about women's activism in New Zealand Photos by Norm Heke for Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. ...

Address to Women's Franchise League

Address to Women's Franchise League

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Extract from letter published in the North Otago Times, 5 July 1892. 'What a difference between a fish and a woman' (1892) The extract below is from an address given by the president of the Women's Franchise League in Dunedin, Marion Hatton, to a meeting at Gore. It was published in ...

Military mascot Major Major

Military mascot Major Major

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trace of his grave remains, but his exploits live on in the official history of 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment and in the book The four-legged major by Graham Spencer. Officers of 19 Battalion, including Major Major. See the full image on the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre website. Major's ...

Gravestone at Gallipoli

Gravestone at Gallipoli

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The grave of Alfred ‘Dickenson’ (Dickinson) near Fisherman’s Hut, Gallipoli. Dickinson, a trooper in the Wellington Mounted Rifles, was killed in action defending No. 3 Outpost on 30 May 1915. He is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial at Gallipoli. In July 1915, the Wanganui Chronicle published ...

Jean Batten

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and then embarked upon a decade of world travel with her apartment in Tenerife as a base. She decided to leave the island in early 1982 and, after travelling and staying with her publisher and his wife in England, flew to Majorca where she intended to buy an apartment. In a letter dated 8 November ...

Further information

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1999 W.A. Glue, The New Zealand Ensign, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1965 Aroha Harris, Hīkoi: forty years of Māori protest, Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2004 ‘What's in a flag?’, Mana, no. 86, February–March 2009, pp. 14–20 ...

Dunedin Collective for Woman

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Medicine Show and also 'Herstory', an exhibition on women in New Zealand history, which led to the first Herstory Diary being published in September 1976. [5] That year, too, members were active in introducing a university extension women's studies course, became involved in the founding of ...

Basilica of the Sacred Heart memorial

Basilica of the Sacred Heart memorial

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Rolls of Honour for the First and Second World Wars and William Joseph Byrne memorial stained glass window in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart church, Timaru. Images: Francis Vallance, 2012. Find out more about the people listed on this memorial on the Auckland Museum's Cenotaph website Sth ...

James K Baxter

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was published in 1944 when he was only 18, and a new collection was published every few years thereafter. He was soon regarded as the pre-eminent poet of his generation. He was deeply influenced by the Romantic poets, by classical mythology, and by the British modernist poets of the 1930s. Like many ...

Kayforce gunners in front of Kiwi Hill

Kayforce gunners in front of Kiwi Hill

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Gunners from the 16th New Zealand Field Regiment pose for a photograph in front of Kiwi Hill at the regiment's headquarters in Korea, circa 1953. Commentary about this image by Bob Jagger My mates in Kayforce in front of Kiwi Hill at the camp headquarters of 16th New Zealand Field Regiment in ...

The gunboat Pioneer at anchor off Meremere

The gunboat Pioneer at anchor off Meremere

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The war in New Zealand; the gun-boat Pioneer at anchor off Meremere, on the Waikato river, reconnoitring the native position, by E.A. Williams. Originally published in the Illustrated London News, 1864. Control of the Waikato River was crucial to General Cameron’s war plans. In 1862 the ...

Fundraising for the Philomel

Fundraising for the Philomel

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published in the Free Lance  on 1 September 1916, was accompanied with the following caption: A street sale of flowers was conducted in the streets of Wellington on Friday last week by the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Sailors’ Society. It was in aid of a fund to provide thin clothing to the ...

GirlBoss New Zealand

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This essay written by Lynette Townsend was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. GirlBoss New Zealand (GirlBoss NZ) was set up as a social enterprise to address gendered inequality in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), ...

A history of New Zealand in 100 places

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This web feature is an updated digital adaptation of Gavin McLean’s 2002 book, 100 Historic Places in New Zealand. Publisher Hodder Moa Beckett’s title slightly disguised the fact that it was a history of New Zealand told through 100 historic places. These are not the 100 best buildings – many ...

Further information

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This web feature was written by Simon Moody and produced by the NZHistory team. Links The New Zealand Stationary Hospital at Salonika (NZETC) The Salonika Campaign Society  – UK-based society formed in 2000 from the Salonika Reunion Association of veterans. It publishes a newsletter based on ...

Richard Pearse

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flight attempt down Main Waitohi Road adjacent to his farm. After a short distance aloft, perhaps 50 yards, he crashed on top of his own gorse fence. No details were recorded, by Pearse or onlookers, of this tentative flight. In two letters, published in 1915 and 1928, the inventor writes of February or ...

Kororāreka painting

Kororāreka painting

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Kororāreka as painted by Augustus Earle; the colour print was published in 1838. A European man, probably Earle himself, is being led down a steep path by a Māori with a mere on his wrist and a taiaha over his shoulder who gestures towards the beachside settlement. A second Māori carries Earle’s ...

Departmental rolls of honour

Departmental rolls of honour

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initially reported as missing then determined to have been killed in action on 5 June 1915. The department’s final roll of honour, published in 1920, included key information about all the staff members who had served.  Department of Lands and Survey Annual Report, Appendix to the Journals of the House of ...

1957- key events

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Frame, was published. It is regarded as one of the most significant pieces of New Zealand fiction in the post-war period. Diagnosed with incipient schizophrenia in 1945, Frame was hospitalised at the Seacliff Mental Hospital  near Dunedin on numerous occasions over the next decade. She wrote her first ...

Auckland Women Lawyers' Association

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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 Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association (AWLA) had its first official meeting on 16 April 1984, but its origins go back much earlier. In the 1970s, several ...

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felt on reading ‘Crete' that Davin would have done better to have written the whole history himself.  Short quotations away from their context may give afalse [a false] impression, and long ones are out of place.  Quotes about disputed points could be given as footnotes or in an appendix, or in ...

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times was fighting.The Maori's apparent predilection for organised warfare as revealed in the whole history of the Maori Battalion during World War II may be partly explained if considered against his ancestral background.War and the proccupation of the old-time Maori and amongst his foremost ...

Further information

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for Maori political unity, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1993 Department of Justice, Principles for Crown action on the Treaty of Waitangi, Department of Justice, Wellington, 1989 Aroha Harris, Hikoi: forty years of Maori protest, Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2004 I.H. Kawharu, Waitangi: Maori ...

 Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. cartoon

Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. cartoon

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Cartoon entitled 'Anxiety' from the Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., 30 August 1916. Two soldiers in a trench under heavy shellfire watch with alarm the fate of the 'D Coy' rum jar. Published in fortnightly editions between 30 August 1916 and 24 January 1919, Chronicles of the ...

BDS Book Group WELL 124

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This essay written by Claire-Louise McCurdy and Hilary Lapsley was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. Book clubs in New Zealand New Zealand has a long history of people gathering in small groups to discuss meaningful books. From ...

The Alexandra Redoubt at Tūākau

The Alexandra Redoubt at Tūākau

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The Alexandra Redoubt at Tūākau, on the Waikato River, by Henry James (1819–1898), published in the Illustrated London News, 1863. The image looks across the river towards a steep hill crowned by the Alexandra Redoubt. Six Māori canoes are on the river and there is a raupō hut in the right ...

Sound: the Opposition whip

Sound: the Opposition whip

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Hear the poem 'To the Opposition whip '. There were poems about particular individuals, such as H.A. Ingles, who as government whip in 1872 miscounted the number of votes for the government in a division. The poem was written by 'Silver Pen', the pen name of Mrs Corlett who ...

Biennale Arte 2021: New Zealand’s artist and curator announced

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The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa is pleased to announce interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara as New Zealand’s artist for the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia presented in 2021. Yuki is renowned for delving into the complexities of postcolonial histories in the ...

Women Together introduction

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by prominent second-wave writers overseas. In terms of New Zealand-specific work, however, there were huge gaps. For example, the only biography of Kate Sheppard, published in 1992, was long out of print. The second wave’s own history in New Zealand was itself endangered. Even its most significant ...

Policing the war effort

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published stories the Defence Department found unacceptably informative (such as noting the arrivals and departures of troopships). Defence discouraged such offences by instigating prosecutions under the War Regulations. From July 1918 Gibbon could order editors to submit their entire publication to him ...

Samoan Advance Party Roll of Honour

Samoan Advance Party Roll of Honour

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Party, who held the first of a number of annual reunions in 1921. It is not known when it was presented to the museum. The full embarkation roll and a partial photographic roll of members of the force who made the supreme sacrifice are published in Stephen John Smith, The Samoa (N.Z.) Expeditionary ...

Pintail Bridge, Korea

Pintail Bridge, Korea

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the Korean summer months of July and August, the monsoon rains turned it into a big river Image: Bob Jagger collection, not to be reused without permission Text: Bob Jagger interview by Sue Corkill, Fern Publishing bob jagger korean war 1950s ...

1921- key events

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first radio programmes, which included live voice and music as well as gramophone recordings. Reception was best in Otago, but the broadcasts were heard as far away as Auckland. Herbert Guthrie-Smith’s landmark enviromental history, Tutira: the story of a New Zealand sheep station, was published. Weekly ...

Constitutional reform

Constitutional reform

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while Prime Minister John Key pays homage to the Queen. Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: DCDL-0016491 Constitutional Reform. 10 January 2011. Slane, Christopher, 1957-:[Digital cartoons published in the Listener or the New Zealand Herald]. Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National ...

'Black Tuesday' share-market crash

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Wellington Stock Exchange during the crash, 1987 (Alexander Turnbull Library, EP/1987/5914/9a-F) Billions of dollars were wiped off the value of New Zealand shares in the weeks following 20 October, as the shockwaves of a sharp drop in New York’s Wall Street stockmarket rippled around the world. ...

Raising funds for Red Jersey Appeal

Raising funds for Red Jersey Appeal

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In June 1918 the staff of the Government Printing Office dressed as animals and formed themselves into a ‘zoo’ that joined other groups and tableaux processing through Wellington to join a military tattoo in Newtown to raise money for the Red Jersey Appeal. A Lower Hutt group dressed as fruit and ...

In the Bubble: Covid-19 Pandemic Oral History – communities sharing stories

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don’t try to collect a whole of life history, but instead ask some basic topic questions related to current experiences such as: • who interviewees are • who they are in a bubble with • what their current experience under lockdown is like • what they’re observing about their local world and also the ...

On leave in Japan

On leave in Japan

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New Zealand Korean War gunner Bob Jagger (left) and mates enjoy a pint while on leave in Japan. Commentary about this image by Bob Jagger We were given leave to provide some relief from the conditions at the front. I had one three-week leave in Tokyo and two lots of five days, one in Inchon and ...

Farming Mums NZ

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This essay written by Chanelle O’Sullivan was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. Farming Mums NZ (FMNZ) is an online community that started in early 2013, when Anna Clark of Dannevirke set up a Facebook page with that name. It had ...

New Zealand Rifle Brigade

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puggaree was worn on the hat. In this image of  of NZRB officers having a picnic in German trench- you can see patches, shoulder titles and badges. Further reading Austin, W.S., The official history of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade (the Earl of Liverpool’s Own): covering the period of service with New ...

Sarah L Rosser

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described in the Rosser family history “From all accounts she was a loved mother and grandmother and a strong supporter of her husband’s career”. Arthur Rosser was a founder of the Auckland Labour movement and one of the first professional union secretaries in New Zealand. In 1895 Arthur and Sarah moved to ...

Korean War 'hutchies'

Korean War 'hutchies'

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Bob Jagger's 'hutchie' in Korea. Commentary about this image by Bob Jagger Hutchies (Dig-in Huts) ‘Hutchie’ was the term we used to describe the homes we dug out and built for temporary shelter. A hutchie was to some degree the equivalent of the First World War dugout, although ours ...

Rail tourism

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Railways poster, 1920s Tripping by train From the late 19th century New Zealand’s expanding rail network opened up exciting new leisure and tourism opportunities. Excursion day trips were popular from the 1870s to at least the 1960s, but the heyday of rail tourism, especially for longer journeys, ...

Screen Women's Action Group

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This essay written by Cherie Jacobson was published online in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 2019. The Screen Women’s Action Group (SWAG) was founded in January 2018 as a local response to the international movements Me Too (also known as #metoo) and ...

New Zealand Wars conversations

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events in Turkey 100 years earlier with the apparent lack of interest in the wars fought on our own shores. She described ‘our youth as being ripped off’ from learning their history, asking why we could remember our foreign wars but not those fought on our own shores.  Brian Rudman  chimed in in the  New ...

Public media journalism boosted with new government funding

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and more of these projects will be released soon. Two further RFPs are currently open for application; for  Signature projects  and projects for  Growth Audiences.  The deadline for these RFPs is 4pm 20 December. Funding details ***Budgets are yet to be finalised and will be published on the NZ On Air ...

Kiwi stories

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Listen to some of the stories of New Zealanders involved in the Korean War, 1950-1957. They have been drawn from interviews in Pip Desmond's book, The war that never ended: New Zealand veterans remember Korea, published in 2013. Each image links to an audio extract and a transcript of the ...

'The Russians are coming!'

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sales, publishing a hoax report of a Russian invasion of Auckland by the ironclad cruiser  Kaskowiski – ‘cask of whisky’. Despite an asterisk in the story’s headline referring to a date almost three months in the future, gullible Aucklanders were alarmed to read that marines from the  Kaskowiski   had ...

Further information

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lives and career in New Zealand, reprinted Kiwi Publishers, Christchurch, c. 1998 J. Halket Millar, Death round the bend, R.W. Stiles and Co., Nelson, 1954 Sherwood Young, Guilty on the gallows: famous capital crimes of New Zealand, Grantham House, Wellington, 1998 ...

Mau versus mandate cartoon, 1930

Mau versus mandate cartoon, 1930

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non-Mau Samoans to reinforce the sailors in hunting them down. The Mau came out of hiding in late March 1930 and agreed to disperse, around the time that this cartoon was published. Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: A-312-1-141 Cartoonis: William Blomfield, 1866-1938 Permission of the Alexander ...

History of God Defend New Zealand

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in the 1870s the words for God Defend New Zealand were first published as a competition run by The Saturday Advertiser and New Zealand Literary Miscellany. The competition to compose a National Air based on five verses of the poem appeared in the Advertiser on 1 July, 1876, with a prize of 10 ...

Military recruiting districts map

Military recruiting districts map

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This map shows the recruiting districts used for conducting the conscription ballots between 1916 and 1918 (outlined in red). The counties included in each district are named in capitals on the map (outlined in black). Each recruiting district was expected to supply a certain number of men to the ...

Margaret Bullock

Margaret Bullock

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Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara- the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2b49/bullock-margaret (accessed 6 November 2017) Julia Schuster, ‘The women’s movement’, in Janine Hayward (ed.),  New Zealand government and p olitics, 6th edn, Oxford University Press, South ...

War-torn Seoul

War-torn Seoul

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The war-torn city of Seoul during the Korean War. Commentary about this image by Bob Jagger We felt sorry for the South Korean people – many had lost their families to the war. When we arrived in the fifties, the whole of South Korea was pretty rugged, I suppose because of the conflict with North ...

Anna Pavlova dances in New Zealand for the first time

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The world’s best-known ballerina performed her famed ‘Dying Swan’ and ‘Fairy Doll’ to a full house in His Majesty’s Theatre, Auckland. Reporters were enraptured: ‘Pavlova … is superb. An artist to the tips of her twinkling toes, every fibre of her lithe body seems to respond to the music.’ Her ...

E. Duke

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Publishers Wellington.  Both Charles and Elizabeth are recorded on pages 485-487 of The History of Methodism, detailing the work of the Wesleyan church at Port Chalmers, their photos on page 487, Charles in group photo page 485.  Death & Burial:  NZ BDM online and PapersPast  Ancestry.com. New Zealand, ...

Library

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beside on a winter's evening, but potentially hazardous for the library's contents. With the collection of newspapers and books published in New Zealand, the library became the country's premier library. The collection kept on growing and finally flowed out into committee rooms and even ...

Opposition to war

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Wartime restrictions The Second World War saw an unprecedented expansion of government control over the lives of New Zealanders. Under the pragmatic leadership of Prime Minister Peter Fraser, the Labour government introduced military conscription, industrial 'manpowering' and ...

New Zealand Constitution Act comes into force

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Extract from the Act published in the Taranaki Herald (New Zealand Electronic Text Collection) Governor Sir George Grey issued a proclamation to bring the New Zealand Constitution Act (UK) 1852 into operation, establishing a system of representative government for the colony. The Act created ...

Playcentre Aotearoa

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Playcentre Federation elected its members from the 33 regional associations, and was responsible for liaison with government and assisting the work of the associations. A Federation Education Committee set up in 1963 provided encouragement and resources. The federation also published books and pamphlets by ...

Reaction to Māori burials in New Plymouth

Reaction to Māori burials in New Plymouth

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been killed during the battle at Māhoetahi on 6 November 1860. In the next issue, published two weeks later, it was noted that: we have heard that several people have positively tasted, perhaps it might be called an essence of Maori, existing in their wells, and it is not at all an uncommon thing to ...

D'Urville sails through 'French Pass'

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voyage of exploration and scientific investigation from 1826, d’Urville commanded the Astrolabe. He spent three months charting the northern coast of the South Island and the east coast of the North Island, also studying the local people, plant and animal life. In the 1830s, d’Urville published scholarly ...

Quad tractor towing 25-pounder in Korea

Quad tractor towing 25-pounder in Korea

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actually tip over! Most of our Quads were Fords and in this case, the gun was hooked directly to it. Another thing that not too many people realise is the Royal New Zealand Artillery troops were the first ever be equipped with and to go into combat with the now famous 25-Pounder. We continued to use the ...

The Acheron arrives to survey New Zealand waters

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especially valuable on dangerous shores such as the West Coast of the South Island. Until the Acheron survey, which was completed by HMS Pandora in 1855, the only comprehensive charts of the New Zealand coast were those published after Captain James Cook’s 18th-century voyages. The Acheron / Pandora survey ...

First issue of Otago Daily Times published

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First edition of the Otago Daily Times (PapersPast) Dunedin became the first New Zealand town with a daily newspaper when the first issue of the  Otago Daily Times  was published. The English-born Julius Vogel (who later became premier of New Zealand) had been recognised as a talented journalist ...

St David's memorial church

St David's memorial church

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put the church and two adjoining properties on the market. Just two months later, philanthropist Ted Manson, the founding patron of the trust, bought all three properties. Two histories of St David's have been published: Rev. D.J. Albert,  The Story of St David’s Presbyterian Church, Auckland, ...

Pawelka's last prison break

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In August 1911 he escaped from the Terrace Gaol by removing the grille from his cell window. He was never recaptured. While family lore suggests he fled to Canada, in 1913  New Zealand Truth   published an unsourced account of his escape and alleged new life as a rebel in Mexico. ...

Springboks play New Zealand Māori for first time

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cheering on band of coloured men to defeat members of own race was too much for Springboks, who frankly disgusted,’ he telegraphed home. The tourists held on to win 9–8. When the cable was published in New Zealand Truth, the Springboks’ manager did not deny that his players had been upset by remarks from ...

Te Poi First World War memorial

Te Poi First World War memorial

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Te Poi war memorial hall Names from First and Second World War roll of honour boards. Te Poi has a memorial hall for each World War joined together. Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead Intersection Hall    Erected 1922 (ww1) 2 (ww1), 8 (ww2) Esther Bell World Wars te poi ...

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