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NationDatesNZ | Nation Dates is a book of significant events that have shaped New Zealand as a nation


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.


Fourth edition – in progress

The fourth edition is currently under preparation for publication in late 2020. Along with the revised and updated timeline to 31 December 2019, the fourth edition of Nation Dates includes chapters on Heads of State, Governors and Governor-Generals, Royal Commissions, political party genealogies and more.

If you have any suggestions for events that could be included in the fourth edition, please see here for more information.


13 Dec 2017

Read our most recent blog post Nation Dates Fourth Edition – Suggestions wanted