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English: New Zealand - Primary Sources

What is a Primary Source?

Not quite sure what a "Primary Source" is?  Watch this 2-minute video and find out!

Archives New Zealand Historical Films

NZ Primary Source Collections


Many of these Archival Collections include digitized Primary Sources that are freely available online.

Research Guides

The research guides available on these sites will help you find Primary Sources for a wide range of topics:

NZ Archive Catalogues, Indexes & Lists

Card Catalogue

These catalogues, indexes, lists and finding aids can help you to discover even more NZ Primary Sources.