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Gold rush (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The New Zealand gold rush began with the discovery of gold in the Coromandel area in 1852. As more gold was discovered, people came to New Zealand from all o...

Entry last updated: 7/07/22
Hōne Heke (? - 1850)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Hōne Heke (Hōne Wiremu Heke Pōkai) was a Māori leader from the Ngāpuhi tribe, born in the early 1800s in the far north of New Zealand Aotearoa. He was known ...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22
Tangiwai disaster 1953

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Tangiwai is the site of the worst railway disaster in New Zealand’s history. It happened on Christmas Eve 1953 when the Wellington to Auckland night express ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
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
Charles Upham (1908 - 1994)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Charles Upham was a New Zealand soldier who fought in World War II in Europe and North Africa. He received many awards for bravery, and was the only fighting...

Entry last updated: 14/04/22
Space exploration

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Humans have been fascinated with the stars for thousands of years, but were unable to visit space until the 20th century. Space exploration began in 1957 whe...

Entry last updated: 5/07/22
World War One (primary sources)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

People who lived during World War One and soon after left behind lots of diaries, photos, letters, manuscripts and other such documents that recorded events,...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Pollution

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Pollution happens when harmful or poisonous substances are introduced into the environment. Air pollution, water pollution and land pollution are the main ar...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Pacific navigation

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

In the early 13th to 17th century Māori, Polynesian and European voyagers journeyed to Aotearoa New Zealand for different reasons. They used waka (canoes), s...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Parihaka

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Parihaka was a Māori settlement in Taranaki around the 1860’s when New Zealand was a British colony, and land was being divided up and given to European sett...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22