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Today in New Zealand history, Neill Atkinson, David Green, Gareth Phipps and Steve Watters

Label
Today in New Zealand history
Title
Today in New Zealand history
Statement of responsibility
Neill Atkinson, David Green, Gareth Phipps and Steve Watters
Creator
Contributor
Author
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dates matter and they are often a starting point for our engagement with history. For most New Zealanders, days like 6 February or 25 April are laden with significance. They are recognised as markers of important moments in our past; they inspire pride, connection, reflection, or perhaps controversy. Some dates hold a sombre or sinister place in the nation's collective memory: 22 February (the second Canterbury earthquake), 12 October (Passchendaele) or 24 December (Tangiwai). Others highlight more uplifting moments, like Rutherford's Nobel Prize (10 December 1908), Hillary's ascent of Everest (29 May 1953) or New Zealand's golden hour at the Rome Olympics (2 September 1960). This book presents a series of snapshots of New Zealand historical events organised by date, from 1 January to 31 December. They range from dramatic headline moments to the hopefully less familiar and sometimes downright quirky - from Jockey Y-fronts (16 March 1940) and a Nazi sabotage hoax (29 March 1942) to the Greymouth beer boycott (29 September 1947) and a parachuting Santa (20 November 1937). A timeline lists some of the key moments and events that have helped shape the course of New Zealand's political and constitutional development, while Born on this Day boxes scattered throughout the text provide brief biographical details on almost 100 figures of significance to New Zealand history
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NZ1
Geographic coverage
New Zealand.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Today in New Zealand history, Neill Atkinson, David Green, Gareth Phipps and Steve Watters
Label
Today in New Zealand history, Neill Atkinson, David Green, Gareth Phipps and Steve Watters
Publication
Note
  • Includes a political and constitutional timeline from 1833-1919, inside front cover
  • Created as a collaboration between Manatu Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Alexander Turnbull Library
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn993615966
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Dimensions
29 cm
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Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781775593003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)993615966

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