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Places to start researching NZ history

Search old newspapers, find archives and websites on local and national history.

Search old newspapers and archives

Local history websites, listed by region.

Papers Past — online access to newspapers and periodicals published around the country from 1839 to 1945.

Archives New Zealand — New Zealand’s public records, including government documents, maps, paintings and film records.

Links to:

  • archives and libraries
  • government
  • historical associations
  • museums
  • universities.

History-related institutions


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