Colonial life in New Zealand

Image: Pioneers by Frances Hodgkins, ca. 1890s. Alexander Turnbull Library. A-196-026

Discover what it was like to settle in New Zealand as a pioneer. See how pioneers lived, worked and played. These resources have been selected to support this popular topic. SCIS 1698203

See also Toys and Games and New Zealand History


Digital NZ

This site provides access to thousands of pictures, video, sounds and objects from New Zealand museums, libraries, galleries, archives and private institutions. To discover sets and items use the search term  Colonial life in New Zealand.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

www.digitalnz.org/user_sets/54695090fb002cb516000004


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the homework site ManyAnswers, use the search term New Zealand Settlers.

Suggested Level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://manyanswers.co.nz/


New Zealand History

Information on the early explorers and missionaries that settled in New Zealand.

Suggested Level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.nzhistory.net.nz/culture/pre-1840-contact


Settlers Primary Source Gallery

A gallery of historical primary sources relating to the European settlement of New Zealand. The changing face of New Zealand society in the mid to late 1800s is recorded through a range of paintings, photographs, drawings and posters.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://schools.natlib.govt.nz/multimedia/primary-sources/settlers


Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Covers a range of topics starting with Colonial beginnings 1840’s-1880’s, also includes images.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.teara.govt.nz/en/women-and-men/page-1


Books

Have you thought of using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for you students (and you) to read and enjoy.

Black boots and buttonhooks by Phyllis Johnston, 1982 (fiction book)
By Jingo! : A Tale of old New Zealand by Dorothy Butler, 1992 (picture book)
Come Back Ginger : A Tale of Old New Zealand by Dorothy Butler, 1990 (picture book)
The Lost Children by Sarah Mayberry, 2007 (YA fiction)
A Respectable Girl by Fleur Beale, 2006 (YA fiction)
Land of Promise: The Diary of William Donahue, Gravesend to Wellington, 1839-40, by Lorraine Orman 2008 (YA fiction)
A Canoe in the Mist by Elsie Locke, 2005 (junior fiction)

Video

Another great story of pioneering New Zealand. Edward Law. Youtube. 12.08
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogiNWiaWsZc