New Zealand History


Digital Collections

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content   Historical Hansard. New Zealand Parliamentary Debates Online 1854 - 2002.
New Zealand Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) is the report of the proceedings of the House of Representatives. Hansard in print at Massey Libraries.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content A to Js Online (Appendix to the Journal of the House of Representatives of New Zealand)
The "A to Js", are a collection of government-related reports published annually. The reports cover many subjects, documenting the work of government departments and a wide range of other activities carried out by, or of interest to, the government of the day. This collection covers 1854 - 1950.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Digital Yearbook Collection (New Zealand Official Yearbooks)
The yearbooks 1893 - 2012 are available online.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Early New Zealand Books
Searchable text of significant books about New Zealand written in the nineteenth century. Illustrations and maps in the books have also been digitised.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand History Online
Covers themes such as culture and society, politics and government, and war and society. Various other resources included.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision 
New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Treaty of Waitangi Collection
eBook collection from the publisher Bridget Williams Books.

Background Information

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand
New Zealand's online encyclopaedia is being published progressively over a nine-year period. Some thematic content, e.g. 'New Zealand peoples'.

Biographies

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
Essays about people who made a mark in New Zealand history.

Video & Images

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Digital NZ
Digitised New Zealand material including aerial photos, posters, newspapers, artwork, research papers and more.

Arrow eTV Click for more information
View historical footage from Archives New Zealand in the Library section under On Demand.

Organisations

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Alexander Turnbull Library
The role of the Alexander Turnbull Library is to collect, preserve and make accessible words, pictures and sounds that tell us about the history and cultures of the people of New Zealand and the Pacific.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Archives New Zealand

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Hocken Collections
The Hocken Library collects widely in relation to New Zealand and the Pacific and has an extensive archive.



Newspapers 

Online

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Papers Past
A selection of New Zealand newspapers from the 19th century to 1948. The collection is browsable in English and Māori.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content The Illustrated London News - New Zealand content 1842 - 1902
Scanned images of all the text and illustrations that refer to events in New Zealand from volume 1 (1842) to volume 121 (1902). Text is searchable.

Arrow Trove. Digitised newspapers and more Click for more information
Australian newspapers from the 1800s to the mid 1950s, and some more recent items included. Includes content relating to New Zealand.

Massey Library Archived Newspapers

Massey Library has archival collections of the following newspapers, often in microfilm format. Some are also available online. Please check the Library at which the newspaper archive is held and its format. If you require help, please contact us.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content The New Zealand Herald

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content The Evening Post

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content The Press

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Woman's Weekly
If you wish to search for New Zealand Woman's Weekly articles on a particular topic, search New Zealand Index (untick all the boxes except for NZWW Index before you search).

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Biographical Clippings 1890 - 1988
Obituaries and biographical clippings.

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