New Zealand Sites

 New Zealand History Teachers Association  This site is under construction at present but should be fully functioning in the next week. A great site for New Zealand history, and for teachers and students alike to browse through and use. Complete with classroom ideas and a NZ history calendar.

ANZAC A guide to ANZAC day for New Zealanders, explaining the siginficance of ANZAC Day, what it means to us today and a virtual tour of Gallipoli

Te Ara The Encyclopedia of New Zealand – A comprehensive guide to New Zealand’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography  This website provides access to biographies of over 3,000 New Zealanders who ‘made their mark’ on this country.

Archives New Zealand, Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga is the official guardian of New Zealand’s public archives. Archives gather, store and protect a huge range of material, including the originals of the Treaty of Waitangi, government documents, maps, paintings, photographs and film.

Ministry of Culture and Heritage The Ministry is responsible for giving the government advice on cultural matters. There is a range of information on this site that is useful and relevant to teachers.

HistoryNZ An overview of New Zealand history – very accessible to students

SchoolHistory NZ  Schoolhistory is provides greater access to history resources for history teachers throughout New Zealand

MacroHistory maps, timelines, and country profiles a great site if you need historical maps and the like!

National Oral History Association of New Zealand Te Kete Körero-a-Waha o Te Motu. Specialist support and advice that should encourage sound ethical and historical practices in oral history methods. The “Resources” section is of real value to teachers and students.

Births, Deaths, Marriages Historical Records. This is a great source for people wanting to start doing some family research. This has historical records of births, deaths and marriages in colonial New Zealand dating from about 1840. Students (and you) are able to search for ancestors and start doing some basic research just from the lists provided.

Papers Past, New Zealand. If it is not currently a favourite, it soon will be! Over a million pages from 52 New Zealand newspapers and periodicals from 1839 to 1932 and with a wonderful search facility. Students love it and can all use it. The only problem is that it is so easy to look for almost anything that it will become distracting for them – and you.

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