Does anyone have info on Ceasar the NZ war dog?

Out of curiosity … .. and because we teach Kiwi culture and explore subjects such as moko (facial tattoo), beauty, war and nationalism, we’d like to know more about Ceasar the NZ war dog. We know that dogs were used to rescue wounded soldiers from ‘No- Man’s-Land at the Battle of the Somme during the […]

Request for information!

Dear historians, can someone help? …we’ve just had correspondence from a researcher who is ….. …. trying to track down the descendants of Captain Francis R. Webb. He was the American Consulate of Zanzibar in 1871 when H.M. Stanley arrived to look for Dr. Livingstone. A few years later, he became the American Consulate for […]

Auckland Heritage Festival Fesitval

Event notice: The New Zealand Federation of Historical Societies is hosting a seminar presented by Jeremy Salmond on ‘The effects of World War One on the way people lived and how social change is reflected in the houses at that time.’ Date: Thursday 9th October Time: 1:30-3:30pm Venue: Saint Ninian’s Church, 17 Saint Georges Road, […]

Upcoming exhibition: Papatoetoe Miliary History

Exhibition notice: From 15 September – 4 October the Papatoetoe Historical Society & NZ Society of Genealogists are hosting an exhibition commemorating Papatoetoe’s Military history and displaying war memorabilia. “They went with songs to battle, they were young ….” Free entry Venue: Papatoetoe & District RSA, Monday – Saturday 11am-4pm Contact details on the attached […]

“Brothers and Sisters in Arms: Historicising Indigenous Military Service” Australian Catholic University, Melbourne

CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference: “Brothers and Sisters in Arms: Historicising Indigenous Military Service” Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, 25-26 June 2015. This conference is part of the ARC-funded project ‘Serving our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia The centenary of the First World War has generated […]

The Waitangi Tribunal lastest job listings

The Waitangi Tribunal is currently seeking three full-time Research Analyst/Inquiry Facilitators. Applications can be made via the website here POSITION: Research Analyst/Inquiry Facilitator JOB TYPE: Ongoing – Full Time Our team is working for Justice … Will you join us? When you join us at the Ministry of Justice, you’ll enjoy diversity, satisfaction and […]

World War 1 Book Club

World War One Book Club – Explore the legacy of World War One in literature World War One fever is spreading in New Zealand, causing everything from traffic congestion to a rash of poppy lapel badges. But among the history, the geography and the hagiography, what is the place for the literature of the Great […]

I Nga Ra o Mua: The Days Before Us

New Zealand History Teachers 2014 Conference Dilworth School Auckland, Monday 29 & Tuesday 30 September 2014. Follow on Twitter: @thedaysbeforeus Like us on Facebook: 2014 A forum of teachers, educators, historians, researchers and community activists to engage and interact over teaching New Zealand history. Further information is available on this flyer NZHTA-Conference-2014


HISTORICAL, THEOLOGICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON PEACE AND CHRISTIANITY IN NEW ZEALAND Victoria University of Wellington, 18-20 November 2015 The conference will be hosted at Victoria University of Wellington, but supported by a number of organisations. In 2014, centennial commemorations of the Great War begin; 2015 will have special significance for New Zealanders, in light […]

Call for papers: Women and the Nation at War

The Women’s Studies Journal of Aotearoa/New Zealand seeks contributions for a forthcoming special issue on Women and the Nation at War. The issue aims to provide balance to the current fervour surrounding the centennial of World War One by inviting feminist critique of war. To these ends articles are invited which provide feminist reflection, contemporary […]

The latest issue of the Journal of New Zealand Studies NS17 (2014) is available online

Journal of New Zealand Studies 17 (June 2014) The latest issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of New Zealand Studies NS17 (2014)  is available online at: This website contains information about forthcoming issues of the journal, as well as back issues of the Stout Centre Review and New Zealand Studies journals. Both of these journals […]

‘War Memorialisation and the Nation’ call for papers

Notice of special conference and call for papers/panels: War Memorialisation and the Nation (areas: war commemoration/history/cultural heritage/archaeology/peace and conflict studies) University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 12 – 15 November 2014 An inter-disciplinary conference concerned with war memorialisation in the interests of the nation is to be held at the University of Otago, Dunedin, in […]

September Royal Society of NZ Events

Spread the word … There are two Ten by Ten talks coming up in September. Professor Colin Green: Healing wounds Wanaka | 6pm Thursday 25 September | Presbyterian Church Hall Professor Colin Green (University of Auckland) tells the story of the development of Nexagon™ – a clear gel that is dripped onto wounds such as […]