We’ve developed innovative resources about New Zealand’s culture and heritage. Here’s a quick introduction to them and how they can assist you.
If you are researching New Zealand history or culture, we have a range of websites and other resources to help. Whether you’re a student, a teacher or just plain curious, you’ll find plenty of useful information here.
NZHistory (NZHistory.net.nz) covers three broad themes in New Zealand history - culture and society, politics and government, and war and society. You’ll find links to guides, external websites and tips for doing your own oral history.
This website also features a Guide to style.
Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Meaning ‘the pathway’ in Māori, Te Ara offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. Take a short trip through multimedia and short essays or dig deep into the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and the 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
War history websites
We provide a range of websites dedicated to New Zealand’s military history, including Anzac Day, First World War Centenary Programme, 28th Māori Battalion and the Vietnam War Oral History Project.