New Zealand History
Find out about resources held by our library relating to New Zealand History.
Digital New Zealand
Search across more than 29 million digital items to discover New Zealand treasures such as amazing aerial photos, posters and memorabilia, newspaper clippings, artworks, and publications. Items are contributed from partners including Te Papa, the Alexander Turnbull Library, Auckland Art Gallery, Te Ara, NZ On Screen and many more.
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National Library – Alexander Turnbull Library Collections
New Zealand’s national documentary heritage collections, including both published and unpublished items, are held in the Alexander Turnbull Library.
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New Zealand History website
Compiled by historians, this website is a great place to start when wanting to know about the general history of New Zealand. Contains articles about the history of New Zealand including images and film.
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New Zealand on Screen
Browse and watch documentaries, interviews, web series, film, short film and more, all homegrown in Aotearoa.
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More than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals, from 1839 to 1920.
Te Ara, New Zealand Encyclopaedia
New Zealand's on-line encyclopaedia; a comprehensive guide to our people, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.