This website is dedicated to the McGuinness Institute’s signature book, Nation Dates: Events that have shaped the nation of New ZealandThe third edition of the book was published in October 2017. Along with the revised and updated timeline to 30 June 2017, the third edition of Nation Dates includes chapters on Heads of State, Governors and Governor-Generals, Royal Commissions, political party genealogies and more.

Third Edition

To learn more about the third edition of Nation Dates, see here. See below for references.

If you are interested in purchasing up to five copies of the book, see here. If you are interested in purchasing the text wholesale, please email us at nationdatesnz@mcguinnessinstitute.org.

We are looking to publish the fourth edition of Nation Dates in 2019. If you have any suggestions for events that could be included in the fourth edition, please see here for more information.


This website also contains information on the Nation Dates 3rd edition references.

The table of references A–M with links can be found here.
The table of references N–Z with links can be found here.


13 Dec 2017

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