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New Zealand History

A Comprehensive List of New Zealand History Websites

A B C.D E F G H L M N O P.S T U W   See also: Maori  Museums  Libraries

Archives Auckland history
Biographies
Cartoons Christchurch
Conservation
Dunedin
Family history
Historic buildings
Image databases Manuscripts Military/war history
Oral history Photographic archives Political and social
Treaty of Waitangi Whakapaka Wellington history
Art history


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Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. (Tewaimano).
New Zealand research library. Online pictures, photographs, art and historical documents.

Tapuhi. Manuscripts, drawings, prints, photographs in The Alexander Turnbull Library.
Ancient and modern history of New Zealand.
Web links to New Zealand history from the arrival of the Maori, Captain Cook, the Treaty of Waitangi, Gallipoli, the Rainbow Warrior and recent economic reforms. The National Library

Anzac day

Anzac Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland, Australia).
Education resources.

Anazac Org
The Somme and New Zealand soldiers of WWI. A searchable database of war graves.

Australian ANZAC site.

Gallipoli Photograph Archive

Gallipoli
The Anzac landing at Gallipoli. Australian site.

Archives, digital libraries

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. (Tewaimano).
New Zealand research library. Online pictures, photographs, art and historical documents.

Archives New Zealand. Te Whare Tohu Tuhituhinga o Aotearoa
The National Archives, the agency responsible for collecting, preserving and providing access to the records of the New Zealand government.

Archives and Records Association of New Zealand
ARANZ is an incorporated society, established in 1976, with the aim of promoting the understanding and importance of records and archives in New Zealand. 

Auckland City Art Gallery Research Library Archives
The E. H. McCormick Research Library collects archives with a particular emphasis on artists and arts organisations active in, or important to, the Auckland region. The Library welcomes gifts, bequests and long-term loans from artists and their families, galleries, and arts organisations and societies.

Auckland City Libraries catalogue search and digital libraries.

Auckland City Libraries Heritage Libraries
Family history, heritage databases, historical images, maps.
Auckland Museum Library Manuscripts and Photography Collections.

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Cultural Icons
The Depot’s Cultural Icons project celebrates people who have contributed significantly to New Zealand’s creative landscape.
It is a series of recorded interviews and programmes whose aim is to share the histories, stories and experiences of some of our most significant visual artists, architects, publishers, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians, arts commentators and philanthropists.

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Film Archives : The New Zealand Film Archive.
The New Zealand Film Archive has three principal functions: to collect, protect and project New Zealand's moving image heritage.

LAGANZ : Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand

Local History Online
Local History Online brings together the digital local history records originally held by the public library systems of North Shore City Council, Waitakere City Council and Rodney District Council.

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Matapihi
Matahapihi is a window onto the online collections of a number of New Zealand cultural organisations. Matapihi lets you search across the digital collections of different New Zealand organisations from one website. On launch, the service contained around 60,000 records. Geography, history, the natural environment, people and events are featured. The collection includes photographs, drawings, paintings, sculpture and some 3-d virtual museum objects, as well as a small number of sound files, textual items and moving images.

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The National Digital Forum (NDF)
is a coalition of museums  archives, art galleries, libraries and government departments working together to enhance electronic access to New Zealand’s culture and heritage.

National Library of New Zealand
History archives, photographs, manuscripts.

National Register of Archives and Manuscripts
New Zealand’s hub for archival collections. Here you will find treasures of New Zealand's past and present. Contributors range from individuals and small local organisations through to large institutions with nationally-significant collections.

New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre (NZETC) is generating a searchable online archive of New Zealand texts and images drawn from New Zealand archives and institutions.

New Zealand Society of Archivists

New Zealand Television Archive
Profiles the collections and services of the NZ Television Archive which has the largest collection of sound and images relating to New Zealand in the world. 

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Papers Past showcases selected 19th century New Zealand newspapers and periodicals.
The site contains digital images of over 750,000 pages from 39 publications.

Presbyterian Church Archives of Aotearoa New Zealand
A large collection of photographs, cine film, slides, audio/video tapes & plans. This site describes the archives held, and gives contact details for the Archive. A list of selected genealogy and archive links is provided.

Sound Archives
The Sound Archives exists to manage, collect, preserve and provide access to the nation's recorded radio heritage.

Tapuhi. Catalogue of unpublished material -
photos, drawings & prints, maps, manuscripts and archival material - from the Alexander Turnbull Library collections.

Timeframes
Database of heritage New Zealand, Pacific and Antarctica images from the Alexander Turnbull Library, at the National Library of New Zealand.

Art history

Offers three degree programmes in History, Art History and Visual Culture.


Department of Art History, The University of Auckland

Auckland City Art Gallery Research Library Archives
The E. H. McCormick Research Library collects archives with a particular emphasis on artists and arts organisations active in, or important to, the Auckland region. The Library welcomes gifts, bequests and long-term loans from artists and their families, galleries, and arts organisations and societies.

Art History
History of European art in New Zealand. A series of articles with pictures on early New Zealand painters, New Zealand film makers.  From New Zealand.org.

Early artists in New Zealand.

Articles

Articles from the  Journal of Australian and New Zealand History.

Articles. The National Library
A site providing a federated search to a range of New Zealand newspapers and journals.

Papers Past
showcases selected 19th century New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The site contains digital images of over 750,000 pages from 39 publications.

Auckland history

Auckland scenes.
Paintings of early Auckland from The Auckland City Art Gallery Collection.

Historic Auckland
The website of the Auckland branch of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Pouhere Taonga. A site dedicated to promoting a future for Auckland’s heritage. Explore Auckland's history, find places to visit, and learn they work to preserve the past.

Auckland Libraries
Auckland public libraries: Auckland City, Franklin, Manukau, North Shore, Papakura, Rodney. Auckland Libraries provides members and visitors with access to an extensive range of collections across the region.

Auckland Museum
New Zealand history, natural history, war records.

Local History Online
Local History Online brings together the digital local history records originally held by the public library systems of North Shore City Council, Waitakere City Council and Rodney District Council.

Devonport Historical and Museum Society

Birkenhead Historical Society

Henderson Heritage Trail

Helensville Museum

Puhoi Historical Society
Auckland Museum, New Zealand's largest museum.

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Banks, Sir Joseph. Sir Joseph Banks
State Library of New South Wales, Australia.

Biographies

Biographies. Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
This website contains over 3,000 biographies of New Zealanders. Searchable by name and author.

Famous New Zealanders
Background information on personages such as: Charles Upham, Sir Ernest Rutherford, Keith Park, Jean Batten and other famous NZ men and NZ women. From  New Zealand's Edge.
British Museum, London, New Zealand collection.
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Captain James Cook Society

Cartoons

The New Zealand Cartoon Gallery

Cartoons from The Alexander Turnball Library (search).

Christchurch

Christchurch Local History Files
From The Christchurch City Council. Buildings, Christchurch writers, early residents, early memories.

Guide to accessing family history information at Christchurch City libraries.

Here you can find information about Christchurch's history, its people and places.

Conservation, restoration

New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials
The New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials Pu Manaaki Kahurangi Incorporated (NZCCM ) is an association of professional conservators of cultural property employed in public museums, art galleries, libraries and in private practice.

Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand)  Conservation Department

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Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
The website contains over 3,000 biographies of New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on this country. It does not include people who are alive.

Dunedin

Dunedin history.
From The Dunedin City Council.

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Education
Living Heritage  is an online bilingual initiative that enables New Zealand schools to develop and publish an online resource, based on a heritage treasure in their community.

Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History

Encyclopedia. Te Ara Encyclopedia. In Maori, Te Ara means ‘the pathway’.
Through interlinking text and image trails, the Encyclopedia takes you on a journey of discovery. Beginning with the theme of Peoples, it presents a comprehensive guide to New Zealand, its natural environment, history, culture, economics and government.

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Family history

Family history resources at the Auckland City Libraries.

New Zealand Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records online indexes.

New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

Archives New Zealand. Archway online index to New Zealand Government Archives.

Alan Varcoe’s New Zealand marriage index 1840-1956.

Otago University. Approximately 267, 000 names from electoral rolls and street directories for Otago and Southland.

New Zealand history online.

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Over 3, 000 biographies.

University of Auckland’s Whakapapa page.

Biographical directory of priests ordained before 1931 who served in New Zealand, Polynesia, Melanesia and part of Papua New Guinea.

Chrischurch Libraries. Includes family history guides, digitised Canterbury Police Gazette 1863-1876, list of online New Zealand cemeteries.

Millions of pages of full-text, digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1932.

Knowledge Basket
Subscription database. The New Zealand Index includes The Bibliography of Published New Zealand Family Histories listing 3, 465 separately-published histories of families with descendants in New Zealand. This bibliography is also available on FindNZ articles.


Famous New Zealanders
Background information on personages such as: Charles Upham, Sir Ernest Rutherford, Keith Park, Jean Batten and other famous NZ men and NZ women. From New Zealand's Edge.

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Geneology

New Zealand Genealogy.
New Zeaaland geneology website links.

New Zealand Genealogy Passenger Lists

New Zealand Society of Genealogists
German Exploration of New Zealand.  An article.

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Historic buildings

Historic Auckland: New Zealand Historic Places Trust
The website of the Auckland branch of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Pouhere Taonga.

Historic buildings of New Zealand.
The Historic Places Trust

Historic Places Trust
The Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga is the leading agency for the protection of sites and buildings in New Zealand that are of historic and cultural significance to its peoples.
History NZ
Information on New Zealand gleaned from various recommended and reliable historical books and encyclopedias.

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Image databases, archives

See also: New Zealand Libraries

Flickr Te Ara, Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
Te Ara Flickr holds images of New Zealand from our entries about New Zealand places.

Photography collection at The Auckland Museum.

Matapihi
Matahapihi is a window onto the online collections of a number of New Zealand cultural organisations. Matapihi lets you search across the digital collections of different New Zealand organisations from one website. On launch, the service contained around 60,000 records. Geography, history, the natural environment, people and events are featured. The collection includes photographs, drawings, paintings, sculpture and some 3-d virtual museum objects, as well as a small number of sound files, textual items and moving images.

National Library of New Zealand, Wellington.
New Zealand's central library service.

Papers Past
An online database of images from New Zealand  periodicals from The National Library.

Ranfurly Collection
Searchable digital database of the drawings, photographs, diaries, and illustrated reports created by Lord Ranfurly, Governor of New Zealand between 1897 and 1904.

Timeframes
gives access to the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand.

Image samples from The Alexander Turnbull Library.
New Zealand gardens, New Zealand at War, Ships, boats, harbours and bays, people at work and leisure, political cartoons, costume.

Invercargill. Historic Invercargill, historic buildings of Invercargill.
Immigration.British and Irish immigration to New Zealand.
NZHistory.net.

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Journals

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Living Heritage
Living Heritage is an online bilingual initiative that enables New Zealand schools to develop and publish an online resource, based on a heritage treasure in their community. Living Heritage preserves history and culture in a digital format for every generation, and allows children's voices to present a view of New Zealand on the World Wide Web.

Local history

Local History Online
Local History Online brings together the digital local history records originally held by the public library systems of North Shore City Council, Waitakere City Council and Rodney District Council. On this site you will find digital images and indexes to community newspapers, archives and oral histories relating to West Auckland, Rodney and the North Shore held at the following Auckland libraries: Takapuna (North Shore), Waitakere (West Auckland) and Whangaparoa (Rodney). You can also visit any of these libraries in person to use their local history collections.

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Maori history

Manuscripts

Manuscripts and archives at The Alexander Turnball library, Wellington archives.

Manuscript collection of Auckland City Libraries.

Auckland Museum
New Zealand history, natural history, war records.

Military/war history

Anzac Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland, Australia).
Education resources.

Armoury and cenotaph database at The Auckland Museum,

Australian ANZAC site.

From Memory oral history project
records the voices of New Zealanders who have served their country in time of war: soldiers, sailors, airmen, nurses and the thousands of other personnel at home and overseas. This site contains all the information you need to conduct your own war oral history interviews.

Gallipoli photograph archive.

Military history of New Zealand

Oral History. The War Oral History Program

Photography collection at The Auckland Museum.

War records. Armoury and cenotaph database at The Auckland Museum,

WW I and II

WWI

World War I. New Zealand
New Zealand History Online

WW I. A guide to Anzac Day for New Zealanders

Ebooks on New Zealand in WW I
The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

ANZACS.org
Officers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps


WWII

World War II. New Zealand
New Zealand Online

The Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database
A biographical database of New Zealanders who have died in the 19th century, from the New Zealand Wars and South Africa, through the First and Second World Wars to Korea, Malaya and Vietnam.

The Official History of New ZEaland in The Second World War
The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–45 is a series of histories prepared under the supervision of the War History Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs.

The Battle for Crete

D-Day

The Italian Campaign

Nga Toa
Nga Toa features a collection of oral history and personal accounts from WW2 veterans of New Zealand's armed forces. Includes personal stories from major theaters such as Greece, Crete, North Africa, Italy and the Pacific.

The RNZAF in World War II.

The 28th Maori Battalion

U.S. Forces in New Zealand
Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Museums. New Zealand Museums

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New Zealand history portals, diretories, archives and organizations

National Library of New Zealand.
History archives, photographs, manuscripts.

New Plymouth, Taranaki. Puke Arki, New Plymouth.
An information and heritage centre.

Newspapers from the nineteentth century.
National Library of New Zealand archives. Papers Past showcases selected 19th century New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The site currently contains digital images of over 600,000 pages from 30 publications.

New Zealand Dictionary of Biography
A searchable database of New Zealand biographies.

New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War. The Print History Project.

New Zealand Government Website

New Zealand Historic Places Trust

New Zealand History Online
The site features information and resources from within the History Group of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington, New Zealand. Three broad categories showcase themes in New Zealand history: Culture and society, Politics and government and War and society. The site was launched by the Minister of Internal Affairs.

New Zealand History Classroom Exhibits.

New Zealand in History
An overview of New Zealand history,from the separation of the country from the ancient continent of Gondwana, 80 million years ago, to the arrival of the Polynesians and Europeans and the present day.

New Zealand History Net
A searchable index. Biographies, exhibitions.

New Zealand military history,
biography, politics and government, suffragists, social history and more.

Notable and famous New Zealanders.

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Oamaru. Historic Oamaru.
New Zealand's Capital Of Victorian Architecture.

Oral history

From Memory oral history project
records the voices of New Zealanders who have served their country in time of war: soldiers, sailors, airmen, nurses and the thousands of other personnel at home and overseas. This site contains all the information you need to conduct your own war oral history interviews.

NOHANZ - National Oral History of New Zealand
Te Kete Korero-a-Waha o Te Motu. Fostering professional standards in oral history, and bringing together those interested in oral history.

North Shore Oral History Archive, Takapuna Library/North Shore Libraries.

Kilbirnie-Lyall Bay Community Centre oral history project. National Library

Youth Oral History Archive, Hamilton Public Library.

Organizations


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Papers Past
showcases selected 19th century New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The site currently contains digital images of over 600,000 pages from 30 publications.

Photographic archives

Photographic archive collections. National Library

Photographers database, Auckland City Library

Photography collection at The Auckland Museum.

Photographs of New Zealanders at war.

Samples from The Alexander Turnbull Library.
 
Photographs of New Zealand and New Zealanders taken in the1890s by The World's Transportation Commission,1894-1896.

Political and social history

Political and social history.
NZ History.net

Stout Research Centre, Victora University, Wellington.
Established in 1984 to encourage scholarly inquiry into New Zealand society, history and culture. New Zealand studies, Kotare, Treaty of Waitangi Research Unit, publications, seminars.

Te Ara Encyclopedia. In Maori, Te Ara means ‘the pathway’.
Through interlinking text and image trails, the Encyclopedia takes you on a journey of discovery. Beginning with the theme of Peoples, it presents a comprehensive guide to New Zealand, its natural environment, history, culture, economics and government.

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Ranfurly Collection
Searchable digital database of the drawings, photographs, diaries, and illustrated reports created by Lord Ranfurly, Governor of New Zealand between 1897 and 1904.

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Sound Archives. Radio recordings. General collections, Maori collections.

Statistics New Zealand

Stout Research Centre, Victoria University, Wellington.
Established in 1984 to encourage scholarly inquiry into New Zealand society, history and culture. New Zealand studies, Kotare, Treaty of Waitangi Research Unit, publications, seminars.

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Tapuhi. Alexander Turnball Library.

Te Ara Encyclopedia
In Maori, Te Ara means ‘the pathway’. Through interlinking text and image trails, the Encyclopedia takes you on a journey of discovery. Beginning with the theme of Peoples, it presents a comprehensive guide to New Zealand ? its natural environment, history, culture, economics and government.

Te Puna web diirectory of New Zealand history resources.

Timeframes
Images from New Zealand History. (Alexander Turnbull Library image database).

Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi. Three Historical Interpretations. An essay.

Waitangi Day - a history.
From NZhistory.net.
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Universities
University of Waikato history resources on the internet.

Universities in New Zealand
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Waitangi Day - a history. From NZhistory.net.

War records: I and II World Wars, Vietnam. An online centotaph from The Auckland Museum Armoury

War photographs. New Zealanders at war.
Samples from The Alexander Turnbull Library (search).

Wellington history

Wellington Cable Car Museum

Wellington history.
From The Wellington City Council.

Wellington History
New Zealand Tourism Online

Whakapapa

Whakapapa. Maori history, land and art.
Tane, forests, food, tapu, taniwha, fairies, Turehu, Tiriwa, Uenuku.  New Zealand.org.
Women's History, famous NZ women:
a digital library from the University of Waikato.

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