Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Faces of New Zealand history


Faces of New Zealand history

The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography gives fascinating insights in to the history of New Zealand through the lives of its people and now there are many more people to see on the website http://www.dnzb.govt.nz.

One hundred and thirty new images have been added to the site, received from friends or family of the biography subjects through the DNZB’s ‘Contribute an Image’ project.

Included are some lovely candid shots of people, such as pioneering female climber Jane Thomson at the top of a mountain, Hokitika draper Agnes Addison outside her shop, sailor Peter Mander at the helm of his yacht and Dalmatian fisherman Mariano Vella outside his house at Paremata, near Wellington.

In the wake of Michael Campbell’s triumph at the US Open, the updated DNZB also features a news item and images of his sporting forebears, other well-known Mâori golfers.

The website comprises the entire five-volume series of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and its Mâori language companion series Ngâ Tângata Taumata Rau. Over 3000 biographies with more than 2000 illustrations bring to life the stories of remarkable New Zealanders over the centuries.

Visit the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography at http://www.dnzb.govt.nz for the stories of extraordinary New Zealanders.

More history can be found at Ministry websites http://www.TeAra.govt.nz and http://www.NZHistory.net.nz.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news