In 1859, when this drawing was made, Auckland was already showing strong influences of European settlement. This view is from Parnell Rise towards what is now the central city. Auckland was then the capital, and Parliament buildings can be seen in the distance, at far left. These signs of mass ...
Women working for Wellington Tramways - Photograph taken by C P S Boyer | National Library of New Zealand
Women working for Wellington Tramways, photographed in 1943 by Charles Percy Boyer. Shows them working on the tracks. Dated from information in 'T...
Anne Salmond: Aotearoa NZ histories
Distinguished Professor Dame Anne Salmond reflects on some key questions she raised in an earlier Newsroom column over how Aotearoa New Zealand can design a new institutional order.
The Sunday Essay: Arthur Conan Doyle's conversations with the dead, New Zealand, 1920
Having declared Sherlock Holmes deceased, the writer turned to the spirit world, bringing his lectures and psychic photographs to the antipodes. Redmer Yska writes. The Sunday Essay is made possible thanks to the support of Creative New Zealand Original illustrations by Anna Crichton When
Polynesian Panthers welcome apology for Dawn Raids, but urge action
A formal apology is coming from the government for the "dehumanising and terrorising treatment" committed during the Dawn Raids of the 1970s. The raids were carried out to uncover and deport overstayers and took place very early in the morning or late at night. The government's acknowledged they were severe with demeaning, verbal and physical treatment. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the raids, and what they represented, created deep wounds. Dr Melani Anae is a foundation member of the…
On the Dawn Raids and apologies – a Polynesian Panther writes
Jacinda Ardern has announced the government will make a formal apology for the Dawn Raids of the 1970s. It promises to be a critical part of healing the relationship between the state and the Pacific peoples of Aotearoa, writes Dr Melani Anae, who joined the Polynesian Panthers in 1971. On June 2