This is the assignment

The following files contain exemplars from the NCEA site

There are several ways that you approach the first phase
This document has a number of sites that will get you started quickly. It is one page with a whole lot of links on it that will be of help. See screenshot below.


This is some comments on Belich
This is a podcast by Belich

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

Had an interesting discussion today re the nature of trench warfare. Perhaps if we are going to argue that historians like Pugsley and belich disagree over whether Maori invented trench warfare we should investigate what both mean by trench warfare. If they are in agreement then fine but if they are not then the contest is not comparing apples with apples.
Very interesting article
Assaulting a trench line

Article from NZJH 2000

New Zealand wars History

This site has a whole swag of digitised books that are now in the NZ Electronic Text Archive
James Cowan and the Northern war
This is from the NZ Electronic Text Archive

Extracts from a Diary during Heke's War in the North in 1845

NZETC Further extracts

Extracts from a Diary during Heke's War in the North in 1845

Newspapers from the time are a very useful way to get you started
What is the viewpoint of an owner of a newspaper?
The Southern Cross March 1845
Southern Cross June 1845
Ruapekapeka Pa

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School History NZThis is like a virtual library. It will take you to all of the sites that are useful for finding out about New Zealand History.

The National Library of New Zealand curriculum information service

Over 500 000 items are available through the Schools Collection, including books, videos, and DVDs. Schools can also interloan music, books, and serials from the National Library’s general collections through their local curriculum information service centre.

TeAra: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Explore the history of New Zealand pages.

Te Kete Ipurangi

See in particular the social sciences community. Teachers are also encouraged to visit other TKI communities, such as the ICT community and Software for learning.

Social sciences online

This site provides pages specific to the following senior subjects: business studies, classical studies, economics, geography, history, and senior social studies (see links under 'Senior secondary' on the landing page).
Social sciences online also provides PDFs of titles in the Ministry of Education series Building Conceptual Understandings in the Social Sciences (BCUSS). (These are listed in 'Featured content'.)
  • Approaches to building conceptual understandings
  • Approaches to social inquiry
  • Being part of a global community
  • Belonging and participating in society
Although the BCUSS series is designed to help teachers of levels 1–5, it is strongly recommended to senior social science teachers.

Students can go to this website to find useful, accurate, online information. Librarians from all over New Zealand are available each weekday between 1 pm and 6 pm to help students search online. To use AnyQuestions, students must be attending a New Zealand primary, intermediate, or secondary school or being home-schooled


Go to the Classroom
Then go to E Searching the Net

EPIC is a database. This is authentic, referenced informatiion,
EPIC logon mags password 22mags

New Zealand Sites This has a searchable database of the Record from Parliament
An overview of New Zealand History including NZ Classroom
Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
The encyclopedia of New Zealand
The Dictionary of new Zealand Biography
Biographies of over 3000 New Zealanders who made their mark here in NZ
NZ Archives
Provides access to archives online
Provides a brief overview of the pre-historic, colonial and modern periods
School History NZ
Lots of resources on here specifically aimed at history in NZ schoo
The Classroom A site specifically for Level 3 New Zealand History
NZ History site Excellent starting point for New Zealand History
NZ History Teachers Association

Ministry of Culture and Heritage
Heritage Trails
School History NZ

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Search Engines

Recommendations - Only the Best!

To make your searching more successful use the Advanced Search options of your chosen Search Engine.
Google Our top choice for web searching. Becomes a NZ search engine when you click the "pages from New Zealand" button.
Google Images The best image search engine for the web.
Google Suggest Worth a try! Suggests other key words as you type.
Clusty "A new way to search the web" - the clustering search engine. Yippy queries several top search engines, combines the results, and shows these as clusters. Previously called Vivisimo.
Quintura A Visual search engine. Your search is shown as links and a "cloud tag", which can help you narrow your search to exactly what you want. Take the "Tour" shown on the site homepage.
Yahoo One of the first and still very strong.
Ask Search with keywords or questions to deliver "fast and relevant information". Search results can be further narrowed or expanded.
AllTheWeb The focus is on web searching, but news, pictures, video, & Audio searches are also offered.

Metasearch Engines

These search with several search engines.

Dogpile Searches "all the best search engines, all rolled into one, including Google, Yahoo! and Ask".
Yippy Not only lists organised responses from major search engines, but also automatically organize the pages into categories.
Kartoo If you like the idea of seeing your web results visually, this meta-search site is for you.
Mamma "The mother of all search engines", Mamma simultaneously searches a variety of engines, directories, and deep content sites.
Metacrawler Returns "the best results" from Google, Yahoo!, MSN, Ask, About, LookSmart.
Sortfix This gives you power words that help you to refine your searches

Subject Directories

Links and information selected by specialists and experts in their fields.

Yahoo Directory A list of web sites that have been reviewed and approved by a human editor. The oldest, and still a good one.
Librarians' Index to the Internet An excellent directory of web sites reviewed and evaluated by professionals. Well worth a look.
Infomine A virtual library of scholarly Internet resources, librarian-built from the University of California. A powerful network of 475 Guides, "experts in their field" provide quality information through this directory.
Internet Public Library Library services to Internet users provided by the University of Michigan School of Information.
Subject Finder Designed to search only educational websites which contain tutorials, learning and teaching materials.

Other Search Tools Project Gutenburg is a site devoted to digitising textbooks. Their use is free of copyright.
Infopeople - Best Search Tools Page Search form with the best search tools on one page. You may like to Bookmark this page for easy and efficient searching.
Infopeople - Best Search Tools Chart Chart of "the best features of the best search tools."
Ready Reference Collection Excellent, annotated collection, from the Internet Public Library. Links to a multitude of ready reference sites, including encyclopedias, headline news and more. USA-based, but comprehensive.
Information Literacy: Search Strategies Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need - From NoodleTools.

These encyclopaedias are very useful:
Biographical Dictionary
CIA – The World Factbook 2001
E-Conflict World Enclopedia
Encarta Encyclopedia
Fact Monster (Columbia Encyclopedia)

Portal sites save you time and energy because they are sites that have already done a lot of the work for you and have a search function as well as organising categories to help you out in your research.
Sparticus History Websites This is the best site to get you started with some authority. Intuitive
Modern History Source Book Very useful for primary resources
TIME Magazine's archive TIME have digitised their magazines back to 1923 which is very useful. Although an American view, it is very useful if you use a bit of caution and cross reference with other sources.
BBC History The charter of the BBC gives a hugely supportive boost to all things historical.
Eyewitness to History Excellent site that has commentary from participants in events as they happened.
I Love HistoryExcellent for podcasts
School History UK links The SchoolHistory links provides 100 reviewed historical sites. The sites are selected by year, GSCE, and A levels and then by topic. Each site has a brief description of the content of the online resource
New York Public Library digital gallery The New York Public Library Digital Gallery site provides access to over 363,000 images digitized from primary sources and prints from the collections of The New York Public Library, including manuscripts, historical maps, posters and photographs. Each image is presented with a full description and the collection details. An easy to use search engine is provided. PBS Teacher Source is an educational web site for educators and students from Year l to 12 The site uses PBS’s programming to help teachers learn effective ways to incorporate video and Web resources in the classroom Project Gutenberg is a project to shre digitised books online.

Social and economic English society, family life, food, architecture, science and witchcraft.
Political and biographical Timelines, events and people.
Religion Religious ideas, groups and legislation.

Prohibition Links to other sites that deal with Prohibition

Imperial War Museum online collection
The Imperial War Museum has an unparalleled collection covering all aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century conflict involving Britain and the Commonwealth.
Forum Debates
Second World War Discussions
Second World War: Questions for Historians
Interviews with Historians
Philosophy of History
History Debates
Controversial Issues in History
Who won the Second World War?
Second World War Websites
War and Conflict: World War II
The Home Front
History Place: World War II
Second World War Books
HyperWar: Second World War
Codes and Ciphers
Second World War Experience
World War II Commemoration
History Podcast 1
History Podcast 2
History Podcast 3
BBC History Podcast
Innovating in History
Learning Curve
Alexander Palace
History Learning Site
Learn History
History Channel
Teacher Tube
History Teacher
Hyper History
Women in World History
Center for History - USA
Centre for History - UK
Casa Historia
DigitalNZ Resources
Te Puna web directory

The site below is also very VERY useful
The appendices to the Journal of House of Representatives

What can I use the AJHR for?

The AJHR can be used for a wide variety of research purposes in addition to the study of government-related history. For example:
Family history/whakapapa
  • reports on immigrant ships
  • lists of sheep-owners
  • lists of government employees
  • buying and selling land
  • petitions to government
  • witnesses to inquiries
  • returns of drownings
Local history
  • sales and purchases of land and patterns of settlement
  • development of transport into the area
  • development of educational facilities
  • results of local elections
  • details of community activities such as wine-growing and gum-digging
Maori history
  • reports from native districts
  • records of land purchasing
  • Maori Department, Native Trustee annual reports
  • commissions of inquiry into Maori issues
  • petitions to government from Maori
  • correspondence and other documents written in Te Reo Maori
  • railways
  • air services
  • harbours
  • roads
  • Transport Department
  • troops serving in the Boer war (1899-1902)
  • financing and planning of World War one (1914-18)
  • annual reports of the Army, Air Force, and Navy
  • reports on the territorial force
International [[#|relations]]
  • [[#|New Zealand]] governor and relations with Britain
  • records of New Zealand involvement in international forums such as the League of Nations
  • annual reports of New Zealand territories in the Pacific
  • reports on trade agreements and other diplomatic activities
Agriculture, science, and industry
  • reports of scientific expeditions
  • reports addressing [[#|pest control]] and environmental change
  • reports of the DSIR
  • annual reports of the Agriculture Department (later MAF)
  • reports on land development and finance
Social history
  • crime and punishment
  • social security
  • mental [[#|health]]

Further information

The AJHRs were split into two sequences of published volumes in 1999. The first sequence, the New Zealand Parliamentary Papers, included most government reports. The second, still called the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, contains select committee reports and other papers relating to the operation of Parliament. Many post-1999 reports are available online at and the websites of the government agencies which created them.
Some papers presented to the House are not published as part of the AJHR, and remain unpublished. Many such papers are held by Archives New Zealand Head Office in Wellington, the Parliamentary Library, or the government departments which created them.

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