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First posted on July 9th 2002, last revised on October 27th 2010

The ancestors of the Maori arrived in New Zealand (Maori name Aotearoa) in the 13th century A.D. They found a particular indigenous fauna, and soon drove the Moa and Harpagus (two large birds) to extinction.
The first European navigator to visit the island was V.O.C. employee Abel Tasman; he named New Zealand after the Dutch province of Zeeland.
The Maori population was affected by bthe introduction of the potato, infectious diseases, and by firearms (Musket Wars 1807-1839). The first Europeans settled in New Zealand.
In 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and Britain proclaimed sovereignty over New Zealand. Initially administrated as part of New South Wales, in 1841 it was declared a separate colony. The NZ parliament first assembled in 1854; the colony governed itself from 1856, the year in which the first prime minister was appointed. In 1893 New Zealand granted women the right to vote. In 1907 New Zealand's status was upgraded from colony to dominion. 1931 the dominions were granted full sovereignty.

New Zealand acquired the Cook Islands in 1901, Niue in 1901, Western Samoa in 1914 (until 1962), Tokelau in 1926.

Timeline : New Zealand

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Country Profiles Modern from BBC Country Profiles; from Wikipedia; from CIA World Factbook, Countries : New Zealand
from Index Mundi
Jane's New Zealand Home Page
Historical W. Yate, An account of New Zealand: and of the formation and progress of the Church , 1835, GB
Ch. Terry, New Zealand, its advantages and prospects, as a British colony, 1842, GB
Joseph Phillimore, Shirley F. Woolmer, The New Zealand question and the rights of aborigines , 1848, GB
G.B. Earp, New Zealand, its Emigration and Gold Fields, 1853, GB
E. Brown Fitton, New Zealand: its present condition, prospects and resources, 1856, GB
Ch. Hursthouse, New Zealand: or; Zealandia, the Britain of the south, vol.1, 1857, vol.2, 1857, GB
W. Fairfax, Handbook of Australasia: Being a Brief Historical and Descriptive Account of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia and New Zealand 1859, GB
Links General from dmoz
Category : New Caledonia, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of New Zealand, from Wikipedia
Organizations Professional Historians Association of New Zealand / Aotearoa
New Zealand History Teachers' Association
New Zealand Historical Association
New Zealand Archaelogical Association
New Zealand Society of Genealogists
The Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand, Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand
Pacific History Association
Historical Dictionaries TeAra, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Archaeopedia New Zealand
Timelines from BBC Country Profiles; from timelines.ws
Accounts of History Portals New Zealand History Online
General, Modern Article : History of New Zealand, from Wikipedia
NZ History, from zealand.org, claims to be radical
New Zealand in History
General, Historical A. Saunders, History of New Zealand, 1861, GB
M. Russell, Polynesia: a history of the South Sea islands, including New Zealand ; with narrative of the introduction of christianity, 1852, GB
D. Blair, The history of Australasia : from the first dawn of discovery in the Southern ocean to the establishment of self-government in the various colonies, comprising the settlement and history of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand, together with some account of Fiji and New Guinea 1878, IA
E. Jenks, A history of the Australasian colonies 1912, IA
A.W. Tilby, Australasia 1688-1911, The English People Overseas, 1912, IA
R.P. Thomson, A national history of Australia, New Zealand & the adjacent islands from their discovery to the centennial era and from that period to the present day 1917, IA
Specific Periods E.J. Wakefield, J. Ward, The British colonization of New Zealand, 1837, GB
W. Howitt, The history of discovery in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand, vol.1, 1865, vol.2, 1865, GB
Entry Hawera Republic, Kororareka Association, New Zealand, United Tribes of, from Footnotes to History, by James L. Erwin
Politics Political Resources on the Web : New Zealand; Governments on the WWW : New Zealand; Article Politics of New Zealand, from Wikipedia
Politics and Government, from New Zealand History Online
Military Wars of New Zealand, 1800-1999, from ACED
War and Society, from New Zealand History Online
J.E. Alexander, Incidents of the Maori War: New Zealand in 1860-61, 1863, GB
Economy & Finances Article Economy of New Zealand, from Wikipedia
Search Company History, Funding Universe : Company Histories for New Zealand
Johan Nicolay Tønnessen, Arne Odd Johnsen, The history of modern whaling, 1982, GB ; search for New Zealand
J. Singleton, An Economic History of New Zealand in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 2010
The Reserve Bank and New Zealand's Economic History 2007
A History of Technological Innovation in New Zealand
A. Cleland, Refrigeration: underpinning the New Zealand economy for over 125 years 2009
Article : Mining in New Zealand, from Wikipedia
Social History Greasley / Madsen, A Tale of Two Peripheries : Real Wages in Denmark and New Zealand, 1875-1939 2008
Labour Day - a History, from New Zealand History Online
Women and the Vote, Maori and the Vote, from New Zealand History Online
Article : New Zealand, from Education Encyclopedia
Ethnography Languages of New Zealand (4), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : New Zealand
New Zealand, pp.943-953 in G.G. Chisholm, The world as it is; a popular account of the countries and peoples of the earth 1884, IA
New Zealand, pp.3777-3820 in vol.5B of J.A. Hammerton, Peoples of All Nations, c.1920, illustrated, IA
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : New Zealand, from Kirken i Norge
Category Religion in New Zealand, from Wikipedia
J. White, Maori superstitions: a lecture, 1856, GB
E. Shortland, Maori Religion and Mythology, 1882, GB
J.B.F. Pompallier, Early History of the Catholic Church in Oceania, 1888, IA
History of Regions Regions of New Zealand, Districts of New Zealand, from www.statoids.com
Local History
Institutions New Zealand, from Airline History
Structurae : New Zealand
Biographies Pacific Islander Biography, database maintained at ANU
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, online
Others Australasia Ecoregion, from WWF

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : New Zealand, by Ben Cahoon
Lists of Ambassadors List of High Commissioners from the United Kingdom to New Zealand, from Wikipedia; Liste der deutschen Botschafter : Neuseeland, from Wikipedia German edition
Article : United States Ambassador to New Zealand; List of Canadian High Commissioners to New Zealand; Embajadores de Mexico en Nueva Zelandia, from Acervo Historico Diplomatico
Chinese Ambassadors to New Zealand, from PRC MOFA
Lists of Consuls Political Graveyard, Newe Zealand, has incomplete lists of U.S. consuls in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington
Lists of Bishops Articles : (Anglican) Archbishop of New Zealand, Anglican Diocese of Auckland, Dunedin, from Wikipedia
Articles : Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington, Roman Catholic Diocese of Auckland, Dunedin, Christchurch, Hamilton, Palmerston North, from Wikipedia
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : New Zealand, from Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer
Exchange Rates Historical Exchange Rates, from Oanda, since 1990
Federal Reserve (U.S.) : Foreign Exchange Rates, Historic
Documents Historical Newspapers Hemerotheques Search Papers Past (New Zealand Newspapers 1839-1920)
Specific Articles Life Magazine 1936-1972, GB, 881 entries for New Zealand
World History Archives : New Zealand
Historical Magazine Articles The Church Missionary Intelligencer : The New Zealand Mission vol.9 1858, pp.277-297, Christianity in its Influence on the Colonization of New Zealand, vol.11 1860 pp.217-229, The War in New Zealand vol.11 1860 pp.229-240, Colonial New Zealand vol.11 1860 pp.241-265, Maori New Zealand, vol.12 1861 pp.10-25, GB
Modern Newspapers links from Online Newspapers
Newsreels Weekly Review; Pictorial Parade; see here
Movies Colonial Film. Moving Images of the British Empire : New Zealand (a listing of films)
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
New Zealand History Media Library, from NZHO
National Library of New Zealand, Images
Auckland Council, Libraries, Heritage Images
Systematic Collections
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on New Zealand
License Plates, from Francoplaque; from License Plates of the World
Airline Timetable Images : New Zealand
Search Scripophily for New Zealand
Archival Deposits Search National Archives, UK for New Zealand
Mundus. Gateway to Missionary Collections in the United Kingdom
Constitutions, Laws
Treaties Treaty of Waitangi 1840, from New Zealand History Online
New Zealand, pp.271-334 in vol.10 of Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America 1776-1949, 1972, GB
Document Collections Historical Documents : Anglicanism in New Zealand, from Project Canterbury
University of Waikato Digital Collections
Historical Maps
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article New Zealand, from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition
Religious Article New Zealand, from Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911 edition
Economic J.H. Curle, The Gold Mines of the World, 1905, IA; New Zealand (et al.) pp.165-204
Geographical Neu Seeland, pp.226-233 in vol.6 of J.B. Schütz, Allgemeine Erdkunde für denkende und gebildete Leser, 1806, GB
New Zealand, pp.659-667 in vol.2 of A system of geography, 1807, GB
Chatham Islands, pp.692-789 in A.G. Findlay, A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean, 1851, GB
New Zealand, pp.87-127 in R. Brown, The Countries of the World, 1892, IA
Historical Nouvelle Zeeland, pp.124-278 in vol.2 of G.L.D. de Rienzi, L'Univers: histoire et description de tous les peuples, 1837, in French, GB
New Zealand, pp.415-416 in vol.2 of S. Maulder, The history of the world, 1856, GB
Parliamentary Debates Parliament of New Zealand Hansard, 2000-
Hansard (British Parliament)
AtoJsOnline, digitised reports from selected volumes of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives and the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Residence Memoirs J.S. Polack, New Zealand : being a narrative of travels and adventures during a residence in that country between the years 1831 and 1837, vol.1, 1838, vol.2, 1838, GB
E.J. Wakefield,Adventure in New Zealand: from 1839 to 1844, vol.2, 1845, GB
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries National Archives, New Zealand
New Zealand Film Archive
Museum of New Zealand
National Library of New Zealand
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry
National Anthem, from National Anthems; from David's National Anthem Reference Page
Coins, Banknotes Banknotes of New Zealand, from World Currency Museum; from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Stamps Rare New Zealand Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamp Gallery; New Zealand Stamps 1855-1919, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920

Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
on New Zealand survey of bibliographies Tennessee Archaeology Net : Bibliographies for Anthropological Research : Australia and Oceania
bibliographic database
general bibliographies University of Auckland, Library Resources for New Zealand History
annual bibliographies New Zealand National Bibliography, from National Library of New Zealand, reports 2005-2012 downloadable
specialist bibliographies Australian Mining History Association, Bibliography of the Mining History of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea
New Zealand Defence Force, Bibliography of New Zealand Military History
serial publications
general bibliographies
New Zealand entries
Online Libraries general Gutenberg Library Online, Internet Archive
Persee (French search engine)
New Zealand New Zealand Digital Library
New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
Online Journals On Oceania Journal of the Polynesian Society 1892-1991
Pacific Studies, IA
Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1971-1993, GB
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 1979-
Journal de la Societe des Oceanistes, 1945-2009 online
The Contemporary Pacific 2000-2013
On Mission Mission Periodicals Online, from Yale Univ. Library
Magazin für die neueste Geschichte der evangelischen Missions- und Bibelgesellschaften 1818, 1820, 1824, 1827, 1831, 1832, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1841, 1850, 1853, 1867 GB; 1818-1856 from Yale Univ. Library
Church Missionary Society (London), Missionary Register, GB; search for Tonga, Friendly Islands vol.11 1823, vol.12 1824, vol.14 1826, vol.16 1828, vol.17 1829, vol.20 1832, vol.30 1842, vol.36 1848, vol.38 1850
London Missionary Society, The Missionary Magazine and Chronicle, 1860, 1862, 1864-I, IA; 1848-1866 at Yale Univ. Library (full view)
Annales de la propagation de la foi 1834-1933, Gallica
Historiography Article : New Zealand Historiography, by C. Orange, pp.658-660, in vol.2 of A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, NY 1998 [G]
General Accounts On Oceania Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.25, pp.266-269 Article Pacific Islands : New Caledonia. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.25
On New Zealand
Historical Dictionaries Robert D. Craig and Franklin P. King, Historical Dictionary of Oceania, Westport CT : Greenwood 1981 [G]
Historical Atlas Colin McEvedy, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific, London : Penguin 1998, 120 pp. [G]
Statistical Data IHS : B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, London : Palgrave 2003 [G]

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