Fourth Edition – in progress

Prior to the publication of each edition of Nation Dates: Events that have shaped the nation of New Zealand, the McGuinness Institute shares the events that are being considered for inclusion and invites the public to comment or suggest significant events themselves.

Preparations for the fourth edition of Nation Dates, to be published in early 2020, are underway. The timeline will conclude at 31 December 2019. The McGuinness Institute is interested to hear suggestions for event dates between the editions (27 June 2017 to 31 December 2019).

If you have suggestions for new timeline entries, please comment here or email