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Evolving national identity of Aotearoa New Zealand in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Links to resources relating to the theme of evolving national identity of Aotearoa New Zealand in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

National Library – Teaching and learning resources: Aotearoa NZ’s national Identity in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries

National Library's website has collections of curated digital resources about Aotearoa New Zealand's evolving national identity. These include websites, images, documents, film, video, audio, book lists, and more. There are Topic Explorer sets, Curiosity Cards, learning activities, Many Answers, AnyQuestions and other digital collections to inspire students and help them understand stories and actions from the past. 

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Te Ara – Government and Nation: Nationhood and Identity

A diverse collection of stories about nationhood and identity including articles about flags, coins and banknotes, public holidays, and national anthems.

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Te Ara: First World War

A web feature article about New Zealand and the First World War including maps, and links to further information.

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Te Ara: Second World War

This section of Te Ara tells the story of the Second World War and New Zealand's involvement in it. It covers war in France, Greece and Crete, North Africa, Japan, U.S. involvement, final victory, and the impact the war had on New Zealand and the lives of New Zealanders. It also includes a short summary, images, audio, and video.

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NZHistory: Women, the Vote and Activism

Find resources relating to women's suffrage, women's liberation, Suffrage 125 classroom activities, and women's activism.

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NZHistory – Culture: Holidays and events

A set of web feature articles exploring New Zealand holidays and events including Anzac Day, Waitangi Day, Christmas in New Zealand and the 1940 Centennial.

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NZHistory: Second World War

This section of the NZ History website provides and overview of New Zealand's involvement in the Second World War and links to a range of related topics such as campaigns and Māori involvement.

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NZHistory: New Zealand and the First World War

A set of articles about New Zealand and the First World War according to geographic locations including Gallipoli and the Balkans, The Home Front, the Middle East, and commemorations. There are also guides and links for further research.

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He Tohu – Learning activities and resources

This collection of activities and resources is intended to spark inquiry into concepts related to He Whakaputanga, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the Women's Suffrage Petition.

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He Tohu – Learning activities and resources: Explore the "New Zealand" identity

Find activities, discussion prompts, and further resources about the New Zealand identity.

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He Tohu – Learning activities and resources: Impacts of actions from the past

Find activities, discussion prompts, and further resources about understanding the impacts of actions from the past.

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He Tohu – Learning activities and resources: Key stakeholders — 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition

Find activities, discussion prompts, and further resources about the key stakeholders in the 1893 women's suffrage petition.

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He Tohu – Learning activities and resources: The Petition: A key signatory.

Find activities, discussion prompts, and further resources about the women's suffrage petition signatories.

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National Library – Topic Explorer

National Library's Topic Explorer helps you find quality, curated resources on a range of topics to support and inspire inquiry. Each topic features a selected set of national and international resources, including websites, images, videos, books, and more.

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National Library – Topic Explorer: New Zealand history

This topic set relates to Aotearoa New Zealand history, and includes images, videos, books, articles, newspapers, sets, websites, research papers, and audio files.

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National Library – Topic Explorer: Māori history post-European arrival

This topic set relates to Māori history post-European arrival and includes images, videos, books, articles, websites, research papers, and resource sets.

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National Library – Topic Explorer: Māori religious movements

This topic set relates to Māori religious movements and includes images, articles, audio files, newspapers, videos, books, websites, and research papers.

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National Library – Topic Explorer: Parihaka

This topic set relates to Parihaka and includes resource sets, articles, images, newspapers, videos, research papers, archives, books, audio files, and websites.

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National Library – Topic Explorer: Women in Aotearoa

This topic set relates to women in Aotearoa and includes images, articles, resource sets, videos, audio files, manuscripts, research papers, websites, books, and newspapers.

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National Library – Topic Explorer: Women's suffrage

This topic set relates to women's suffrage and includes an inquiry exemplar, images, resource sets, videos, audio files, articles, newspapers, data, research papers, books, and websites.

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National Library – Topic Explorer: New Zealand and the First World War

This topic set relates to New Zealand and the First World War and includes audio files, images, archives, newspapers, videos, resource sets, articles, websites, and manuscripts.

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National Library – Topic Explorer: Anzac

This topic set explores the events around Anzac day as well as the formation of the ANZACs, and how the Gallipoli campaign became culturally significant for New Zealand and Australian societies. Includes articles, images, audio files, videos, manuscripts, websites, and resource sets.

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National Library – Topic Explorer: Gallipoli campaign

This topic set relates to the Gallipoli campaign and includes newspapers, articles, videos, images, audio files, resource sets, and websites.

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National Library – Topic Explorer: New Zealand and the Second World War

This topic set relates to New Zealand and the Second World War and includes resource sets, images, articles, audio files, videos, books, research papers, and websites.

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National Library – Many Answers: Women's suffrage in New Zealand (Senior secondary)

This page includes information about researching women's suffrage in New Zealand, tips, and further links.

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National Library – Many Answers: World War One (Junior primary)

This page includes information about researching World War One, tips, and further links.

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National Library – Many Answers: World War One (Junior secondary)

This page includes information about researching World War One, tips, and further links.

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National Library – Many Answers: Anzac (Junior secondary)

This page includes information about researching the ANZACs and Anzac Day, tips, and further links.

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National Library – Many Answers: Topics: World War Two (Junior primary)

This page includes information about researching World War Two, tips, and links to further information.

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National Library – Many Answers: World War Two (Junior secondary)

This page includes information about researching World War Two, tips, and links to further information.

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National Library – Many Answers: Boer Wars (Senior secondary)

This page includes information about researching the Boer Wars, tips, and links to further information.

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National Library – Many Answers: Government, New Zealand (Junior secondary)

This page includes information about researching the New Zealand government, tips, and links to further information.

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National Library – Many Answers: History, New Zealand (Junior secondary)

This page includes information about researching New Zealand history, tips, and further links.

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28th Māori Battalion

This website records, remembers, honours, and maintains information about the Māori Battalion and its contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand. It includes an historical overview of the Battalion at war, an interactive map, contributed stories and memories, resources for schools, and a selection of photographs, audio files (oral history, radio recordings and waiata) and videos. It also includes a nominal roll of all 3600 men who served with 28th Battalion. Veterans, their families and other members of the public are encouraged to contribute to the website, to help keep alive the memory of the Māori Battalion for future generations.

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NZ History: Timeline – Date

For a timeline of New Zealand's history you can search topics, events, people and places by A–Z, year date, or month on the NZ History website.

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National Library: Curiosity Cards

This guide may be used to support using the curiousity cards to spark student inquiry into New Zealand's bicultural heritage including He Tohu (three constitutional documents) and Tuia – Encounters 250.

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Archives New Zealand – New Zealand Wars

A collection of 133 images related to the New Zealand wars from Archives New Zealand's Flickr account.

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National Library – Curiosity Cards: Burning the forest CC0004)

Use this curiosity card about the burning of New Zealand's forests to spark student inquiry into the relationship between values/ beliefs and land use. There are also links to further resources.

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Archives New Zealand – New Zealand Wars: The First World War

A collection of 292 images related to New Zealand and the First World War from Archives New Zealand's Flickr account.

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National Library – Curiosity Cards: Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia (CC0010)

Use this curiosity card about Meri Te Tai Mangakākahia to spark student inquiry into women's suffrage. There are also links to further resources.

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Archives New Zealand – New Zealand Wars: Gallipoli/Battle of Canakkale 1915

A collection of 53 images related to the Gallipoli campaign/ Battle of Canakkale from Archives New Zealand's Flickr account.

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National Library – Curiosity Cards: The bicycle and women's suffrage (CC0009)

Use this curiosity card about the bicycle and women's suffrage to spark student inquiry into women's suffrage. There are also links to further resources.

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Archives New Zealand – New Zealand Wars: The 1918 influenza epidemic

A collection of 5 images related to the 1918 Influenza epidemic from Archives New Zealand's Flickr account.

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National Library – Curiosity Cards: Mere Ruiha Hakaraia/Mary Bevan’s signature on the 1893 Suffrage Petition (CC0011)

Use this curiosity card about the Mere Ruiha Hakaraia/ Mary Bevan's signature to spark student inquiry into women's suffrage. There are also links to further resources.

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Archives New Zealand – New Zealand Wars: The Second World War.

A collection of 96 images related to New Zealand and the Second World War on Archive's New Zealand's Flickr account.

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National Library – Curiosity Cards: Whakapapa (TMCC6)

Use this curiosity card about Whakapapa to spark student inquiry. There are also links to further resources.

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National Library – Curiosity Cards: Cross-cultural identity (TMCC16).

Use this curiosity card about cross-cultural identity to spark student inquiry. There are also links to further resources.

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New Zealand History – First World War: Overview

Browse this media gallery from the NZ History website for images, maps, audio, video, and interactives that provide an overview of the First World War.

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Te Ara – New Zealand identity: All images and media

Here is the collection of images and media that support Te Ara's story of the growth of New Zealand's national identity. It includes photographs, film, video, art works, posters and more, that reflect aspects of New Zealand's identity.

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He Tohu – Te Whakamana Pōti Wahine – ko te whana iho i te tatau

A short, te reo Māori, anime-style animation about te whakamana pōti wahine – ko te whana iho i te tatau (women's suffrage in New Zealand). (YouTube, 1:16)

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He Tohu – What does the Women's Suffrage Petition mean to you?

A short video of New Zealanders talking about what the women's suffrage petition of 1893 means to them. (YouTube, 1:01)

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He Tohu – Women's Suffrage Petition

A short animation that maps the signing of the women's suffrage petition in 1893. (YouTube, 2:04).

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He Tohu – Women's Suffrage — Kicking down the door

A short anime-style animation about women's suffrage in New Zealand. (YouTube, 1:00)

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He Tohu – The power to vote

A short video of eminent New Zealand women talking about women's suffrage in New Zealand.

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Te Ara: New Zealand identity

This section of Te Ara tells the story of the growth of New Zealand's national identity and how it has become recognised through its land, people, culture, arts, sports, war, and its symbols of identity. It includes photographs, film, video, posters, and more, and a short summary of the story.

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Ministry of Education Instructional Series search – World Wars

Search the School Journal series for stories, articles, poems, and more that focus on New Zealand's involvement in war. They include many themes such as bravery, courage, fear, conscientious objection, family stories, and the roles played by New Zealanders in times of conflict. Some resources include audio and teacher support material.

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