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World War One (New Zealand involvement)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

World War One, also called the First World War or the Great War, took place between 1914 and 1918. New Zealand was part of the British Empire then, so we jo...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Boer Wars

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

There were two Boer Wars, or Anglo-Boer Wars. The first Boer War of 1880-1881 has also been named the Transvaal Rebellion, as the Boers of the Transvaal revo...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
World War Two (primary sources)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Primary sources are things like letters, diaries, photos, poems and other documents written during the war or soon after by people who were involved in it. ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Vietnam War

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, was fought between the United States of America (USA) and the Communist forces in Vietnam. The war b...

Entry last updated: 4/10/23
New Zealand Wars (1840s-1870s)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The New Zealand Wars (ngā pakanga o Aotearoa), which happened between the 1840s and 1970s, were fought between Māori and government forces, which included Br...

Entry last updated: 29/04/24
Refugees (worldwide)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

When people are unsafe in their home country and leave to find safety (or refuge) in another country they are known as refugees. Refugees have been escaping ...

Entry last updated: 27/06/24
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
World War One (animals)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Millions of animals such as horses, dogs, donkeys, pigeons, cats, elephants, and even slugs served alongside the soldiers during World War One. They were use...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
World War Two (causes and impacts)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

World War II started in 1939 when many countries, including New Zealand, declared war on Germany when it attacked Poland. The rise of Fascism and Hitler's ne...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
World War Two (New Zealand involvement)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

On 5 September 1941, Prime Minister Joseph Savage announced that New Zealand would be joining World War Two. Even thought New Zealand was in the war to suppo...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22