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Thursday, 20 February 2020
GOVERNMENT AND REFERENCE
All Regions History Links: 1-10
Bay of Plenty
New Zealand history website for anyone interested in our past. Particularly suitable for students.
A resource on Ernest Rutherford including his birthplace, ancestors and books on the man and his work.
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Includes information about the government funded arts and heritage sector and information about the History Group, the Dictionary of NZ Biography, the Heritage unit, the New Zealand flag, national anthems and coat of arms and the Antiquities Act.
Govt and Reference General
Tarawera - A deadly Story
Tarawera, the so-called 'dormant' volcano rudely awoke the Bay of Plenty inhabitants at 2.00am on 10th June 1886 with wild lightning, sharp earthquakes and a deluge of volcanic debris as the mountain began the renovation of her landscape. When the light of day came, those who had survived could not make out well known landmarks, everything was covered in ash, everything was different forever...
Riccarton House & Bush
Riccarton House & Bush offers Guided heritage tours of the historic 1856 homestead, in Riccarton Christchurch. Tours lasting about 90 minutes. Step back in time to a world of Victorian and Edwardian splendour.
The Museum of Transport and Technology is located in Western Springs, Auckland (5 minutes on the Western Motorway from Downtown Auckland) - Take an interactive journey through the transport and technology that has shaped NZ - Classic Cars, Planes, Interactive Science Area, Touring Exhibitions and special events year round, Victorian Village, Steam Trains, Trams, Military, Blacksmith, Cafe and much more!
Air Force Museum
New Zealand's premier military aviation collection, featuring 28 classic restored aircraft, restoration hangar tours, social history exhibitions and galleries, research facilities, education programmes and souvenir shop.
The Albertland and Districts Museum
The Albertland and Districts Museum Inc house and display memorabilia, artefacts, and other items relating to the district from the 1860's.
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
Contains over 3,000 biographies of New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on the country. It does not include people who are alive. Includes nearly 500 biographies of Maori people, in te reo Maori and in English. Of particular relevance to the educational audience in New Zealand. A section entitled 'Our Land, Our People' includes snapshots of places, times, events and trends in New Zealand history, linked to the biographies.
New Zealand in History
An overview of New Zealand history, covering discovery, colonisation, and the post-colonial period. Land Wars, the Moriori, Maori history and culture, and a look at New Zealand today. Some biographies are included.
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