Titiro Whakamuri


Explores Aotearoa New Zealand history by asking ‘ko wai tatou’? Who are we? Where are we? What—and who—is “Aotearoa New Zealand”? What does it mean to belong to this place, and how has this belonging changed over time? Who have been included and excluded in this history?

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2024

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Dr Rowan Light

Recommended Reading

Anderson, Atholl, Judith Binney, Aroha Harris, Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History of Maori,Wellington, 2014.

Belich James, Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century, Auckland, 1996.

Belich James, Paradise Reforged: A History of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the Year 2000, Auckland, 2001.

Brookes, Barbara, A History of New Zealand Women, Wellington, 2016.

Byrnes, Giselle, ed., The New Oxford History of New Zealand, South Melbourne, 2009.

Orange, Claudia,The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi, an illustrated history, revised edn, Wellington, 2020.

Walker, Ranginui, Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou, Struggle Without End, revised edn, Auckland, 2004.


Coursework and exam


HISTORY 107: 15 points


HISTORY 122, 123