New Zealand History

A DigitalNZ Story by National Library of New Zealand Topics

The Māori were the first settlers of Aotearoa, followed by the Europeans. Discover the history of New Zealand’s landscape, its people, events, places, identity and cultures from sites like Te Ara, Te Papa, DigitalNZ and NZ History. SCIS no. 1808403

social_sciences, arts, english, history, Māori, technology

United tribes' flag

United Tribes' flag

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

New Zealand history

New Zealand History

Radio New Zealand

Electorate history of New Zealand

Electorate History of New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Milking the house cow

Milking the house cow, early 1900s

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Helen Clark

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

"Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II"

Puke Ariki

One pound note - Kotahi pauna

Alexander Turnbull Library

Processing sheep carcasses

Processing sheep carcasses, Christchurch Meat Company

Alexander Turnbull Library

Women and the vote

- Women and the vote

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Takaka night and day

Takaka night and day by Colin McCahon

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

A Tall long faced tale

A Tall Long Faced Tale

NZ On Screen

The Mighty moa

The Mighty Moa

NZ On Screen

Rock paintings

ROCK PAINTINGS. (Ashburton Guardian, 02 May 1918)

National Library of New Zealand

Early Pacific journeys

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Legend of the voyage to New Zealand

‘The legend of the voyage to New Zealand’

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Stone store, Kerikeri

Stone Store, Kerikeri

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Chart of New Zealand

Chart of New Zealand explored in 1769 and 1770

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Māori children playing ruru

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Historic whaling data

Scientists analyse historic whaling data

Radio New Zealand

A sealing song

Sealing song

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Beehive

The Beehive - Concept and Function

NZ On Screen

A Fashion page from 1901

A FASHION PAGE. (New Zealand Free Lance, 28 September 1901)

National Library of New Zealand

Irini Kemara

Irini Kemara - Photograph taken by Samuel Carnell

Alexander Turnbull Library

Elizabeth Reid McCombs

Elizabeth Reid McCombs elected to Parliament, 1933

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

New Zealand’s first flight

Commemorating New Zealand’s first flight

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Missionaries as peacemakers

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Musket costs

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

First school bus

University of Otago

First two years at school

THE FIRST TWO YEARS AT SCHOOL

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Sailing ships

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Burning the bush in Taranaki

Burning the bush, Taranaki

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Treaty of Waitangi in art

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

New Zealand at war

New Zealand at War

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Writer Katherine Mansfield

Mansfield, Katherine

New Zealand Book Council

New Zealand Posters

Posters

DigitalNZ

New Zealand fights

Peel, fl 1942 :New Zealand fights / Peel [19]42.

Alexander Turnbull Library

Wellington from Everton terrace

Hodgkins, Frances Mary 1869-1947 :[Wellington from Everton Terrace. 1904]

Alexander Turnbull Library

Maggie Papakura

Alexander Turnbull Library

George Nēpia

George Nepia

Alexander Turnbull Library

Strange tale of a tattooed Pakeha

Gore, Ross Digby, 1904-1981 :Strange tale of a tattoed Pakeha [ca 1957].

Alexander Turnbull Library

Lord Bledisloe

Lord Bledisloe, Governor General

Alexander Turnbull Library

Moa extinction

MOA EXTINCTION. (Otago Daily Times 3-5-1909)

National Library of New Zealand

NZ film timeline

Services to Schools

After the war

Services to Schools

Tama Tu

Services to Schools

Forgotten Silver

Services to Schools

Kete

Services to Schools

Costume suggested for All Blacks

New costume suggested for the All Blacks

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Kauri history

Services to Schools

Industry & innovation

Services to Schools

Timeline

Services to Schools