New Zealand History from Waka to Weta

15 points

Not offered 2020, offered in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

For further information see Humanities


From the arrival of the first peoples, to the successful creativity of Weta Workshops, this course introduces the essentials of New Zealand history according to the very latest scholarship. Located at the fault lines of the past, the course mixes wars, strikes, disease, guilt and apology with utopic visions and world-leading creativity and innovation. Major themes are Maori and Pakeha conflict and collaboration, the development and tensions of a ‘new world’ colonial nation, and New Zealand’s changing place on the world stage. Through a series of innovative assignments, you will learn how to research and write history at the university level.


HIST108, HIST109, HIST124