New Zealand

Just over a hundred and thirty years ago, writes Sarah Searight Great Britain acquired New Zealand with a minimum of political and financial fuss.

Since two earthquakes destroyed the cathedral and much of central Christchurch in September 2010 and February 2011, the city is slowly recovering. Jenifer Roberts recalls the city’s first settlers.

Bertha S. Dodge follows the journey of John Ledyard, a captain’s son from Connecticut, who helped to explore the Pacific and travelled across the Russian Empire.

George Grey was governor in succession of South Australia, New Zealand, Cape Colony and New Zealand again. Cyril Hamshere charts a most remarkable career in the Victorian Colonial service.

Patricia Wright profiles Falconer Larkworthy, a man who served in the banks of both Australia and New Zealand during the great Gold Rush of the 1850s.

The Antipodean reformer died on May 16th, 1862.

On May 3rd, 1841, New Zeland was declared a British colony. The previous year, when the British and Maori signed the Treaty of Waitangi, Governor Hobson declared: 'We are one people'. However, this article from our 1980 archive argues that this hope failed to be realised.

The founding father of nuclear physics was awarded the highest honour on December 10th, 1908.

Alistair Thompson uncovers a hidden controversy about myth making and Gallipoli

When the British and Maori signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, Governor Hobson declared: 'We are one people'. Today, as Professor Keith Sinclair shows, this hope has still to be realised.