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New Zealand History

Find out about resources held by our library relating to New Zealand History.

Browse items relating to New Zealand History in our physical collection [link to pre-configured catalogue search

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 many more.

Go to the Digital New Zealand website

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New Zealand’s national documentary heritage collections, including both published and unpublished items, are held in the Alexander Turnbull Library.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.

Go to the NZ History website

New Zealand on screen

Browse and watch documentaries, interviews, web series, film, short film and more, all homegrown in Aotearoa.

Go to the New Zealand on screen website

Papers past

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 encyclopedia; a comprehensive guide to our people, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.

Go to the Te Ara, New Zealand Encyclopaedia website