Tag: New Zealand

Funeral of Richard 'King Dick' Seddon, 21 June 1906

Funeral for New Zealand’s “King Dick” in 1906

Though sometimes a pejorative, the moniker "King Dick" was well-earned by Richard Seddon given that he was, and still is, the longest tenured head...
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Rotorua Express Leaving Auckland in 1909

We love old photos of New Zealand, and this is one of the better ones we've dug up from the early 20th century. You're looking...
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What Did Auckland’s Waterfront Look Like in 1908?

This old photo from 1908 shows the city of Auckland, New Zealand and its waterfront. It's an excellent window into kiwi life over 100...
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Terrifying New Zealand Ship Garthsnaid in Heavy Seas

Wow. How terrifying would it be to be one of the men standing in the rigging of this New Zealand ship? This is Garthsnaid en...
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Map of Early 19th Century Missions in New Zealand

Here is a map depicting New Zealand before 1840 and the location of all the mission stations. Map of New Zealand missions before 1840 Source:...
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Early Plan for Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand

Here is a great old plan for Victoria University from the early 1900s. Victoria University plan Source: Archives New Zealand Here is the full description of...
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Queen Elizabth II Visits Timaru Railway Station in New Zealand

This photo shows a young Queen Elizabeth II visiting New Zealand's Timaru Railway Station on January 25th, 1954. The Queen and her husband, Philip,...
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New Zealand Company’s 1840 Map of Wellington

How cool is this old map of Wellington? It's a plan of Wellington by the New Zealand Company in 1840. For those of you...

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