New Zealand history

Use the Catalogue to find material in the University of Auckland Library’s notable collection of books, journals, theses, television programmes and conference proceedings.

Full list of library databases for History.

The printed Index to New Zealand periodicals covers journals and magazines from 1940-1987.


Background information

General histories

Archives and manuscripts

  • Manuscripts and Archives
    More than 1,000 collections in Special Collections including architecture and fine arts. 
  • Archives New Zealand
    Archway is the catalogue of the national archives.
  • Tapuhi
    Alexander Turnbull Library's collection of archives, manuscripts and pictorial works.
  • Hakena
    The archives and manuscript catalogue of the Hocken Collections at the University of Otago including the Marsden Online Archive of early New Zealand missionaries.
  • The Community Archive
    A catalogue of archival collections held in museums, local government bodies, libraries, historical societies, community repositories, and in-house business, educational, religious and sporting archives throughout New Zealand. Formerly NRAM, the national register of archives and manuscripts.
  • The directory of archives in New Zealand = Ngā pae mahara
    Contact details for organisations holding archival collections.

The Auckland War Memorial Museum Library and Auckland Libraries have significant collections of archives and manuscripts.

Parliamentary papers




  • Matapihi
    Images from galleries, libraries and museums.

Film and video

Waitangi Tribunal

  • Waitangi Tribunal reports
  • National Archives of New Zealand, Raupatu document bank, Wellington: Waitangi Tribunal, 1989-1990.
    Documents covering the 1870s to 1960s consulted by the Waitangi Tribunal in its investigation of claims relating to confiscated land.

Newspapers and journals

  • Niupepa
    Māori, English language, and bilingual newspapers published between 1842-1933.
  • Index of Te ao hou periodical
    An index to three Māori periodicals: Te ao hou, Te Maori and Te kaunihera Maori from the 1950s to 1970s.

Indexes and bibliographies

History style

New Zealand journal of history


  • Referencing
    Access a range of tools and support material to assist your referencing work.


  • Quick©ite
    Use this interactive tool to view examples of references.
    Covers a range of styles used at the University of Auckland.

Last updated : 16 April 2021
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