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Kate Sheppard (1847-1934)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Kate Sheppard was born in England on 10 March 1847. She and her family moved to New Zealand in the late 1860s. Kate was a founding member of the Women's Chri...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22
Martin Luther King Jr.

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister who became the most powerful voice of the American civil rights movement in t...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Jean Batten (1909 - 1982)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Jean Batten was an early New Zealand aviator. Gaining her pilot licence in 1930, she went on to break multiple records for fastest solo flights. She was famo...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22
Sir Apirana Ngata (1874-1950)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Sir Apirana Ngata (1874-1950) was a Ngati Porou leader, lawyer and politician. He is famous for his work in Māori land development and reform, and for his su...

Entry last updated: 5/10/22
Captain Cook (1728 - 1779)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Captain James Cook was a British sea captain, navigator and explorer. He spent many years sailing around and mapping the South Pacific. He visited New Zealan...

Entry last updated: 11/04/22
Musket Wars (1810s-1830s)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The Musket Wars (1810 to 1830s) were a series of battles between Māori tribes throughout New Zealand. They began after Pākehā brought muskets (ngutu pārera) ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Inventors and inventions

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

People who discover new methods of doing things or technology which improve our lifestyle are called inventors. The new technologies which they develop are i...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
French Revolution 1789

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

The French Revolution often referred to as the Revolution of 1789 took place in France between 1787 and 1799. It was a response to social and political inequ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Ernest Rutherford was born in Nelson, New Zealand in 1871. A great scientist, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908, the Order of Merit in 1925, ...

Entry last updated: 16/09/22
Authors (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

There are many successful New Zealand authors who have written books for children, young adults and adults. In this entry, we will show you where to find inf...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22