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Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New Zealand

This Dictionary aims to provide a range of authoritative entries about the multifaceted history of education in Australia and New Zealand, including histories of various types of schools and schooling; teachers and teacher training; curricula and pedagogies; childhood and youth;…

Early New Zealand Photographers and their successors

This blog features photographs and articles about early New Zealand photographers, with a particular focus on Canterbury photographers. There is a wealth of information, images and newspaper clippings.

The Blacksmiths Index

This index by Ann Spiro is a genealogical index of blacksmiths and related occupations which include cartwrights, wheelwrights, shipwrights, farriers and iron workers.  There is also a section on related trades (and others).  The index covers Australia, Canada, Channel Islands,…

GoldRush Online

This site, by Kae Lewis, has a searchable Goldminer’s database to 50,000+ gold-miners 1861-1872. There is also information and images detailing the methods used to obtain gold in the gold rushes of the 1800s. Records include: • Otago Mining Records…

Our Stuff

This site focuses on New Zealand and contains online resources such as lists of passengers, publicans, barmaids and juries plus naturalisations, directories, pioneer rolls and much more.

Archives New Zealand

This site has details about the Archives, holdings, publications and Archway for online searches. Archway contains descriptions of 1.5 million records dating from 1840 to current. If a digital image is available it will be indentifed and linked to the…