New Zealand Resources

The National Library of New Zealand

Topic Explorer - Find curated sets of resources on a wide variety of topics such as Disasters New Zealand, Famous New Zealanders, Treaty of Waitangi, Women in Aotearoa, Women Suffrage, New Zealand wars and much more. Includes video, images, articles, websites, books and more.

DigitalNZ - Use DigitalNZ to uncover over 25 million New Zealand items from videos, audio to photographs and cartoons. Content also includes South Pacific countries. Create themed sets of DigitalNZ items and share with colleagues and students.

Papers Past - Digitised NZ and Pacific newspaper from the 19th and 20th centuries, serial publications published in NZ from 1868 to 1975, selected letters and diaries and report and publications from New Zealand’s House of Representatives.

AnyQuestions ManyAnswers - Many Answers provides information supporting hundreds of popular question asked by New Zealand students and includes NZ topics. (the AnyQuestions service is not available to students outside of New Zeeland, but ManyAnswers has lots of information on a range of topics).

Resources for teaching NZ history topics - Discover a wide range of quality resources to support teaching and learning about topics covering the histories of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Other sites of interest

Te Ara - A must ‘go to’ resource for all things New Zealand. Includes biographies and all aspects of New Zealand past and present.

New Zealand History Online - Extensive coverage of aspects of New Zealand history. Includes recent events like New Zealand music month and decade studies, as well as Pacific topics. Suitable for teachers and secondary students.

Ministry for Culture and Heritage - Go to the ‘Identity and Heritage’ tab and hover for the drop- down menu. (Excellent booklets for Treaty of Waitangi).

Suffrage 125: Ministry of Culture and Heritage - and Ministry for Women,

Special thanks to the National Library of New Zealand for providing their digital resources.