Second Edition

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The second edition of Nation Dates was published in 2012.

Authors: Wendy McGuinness and Miriam White
Editor: Grace White.
Cover Designer: Angus McBryde
About the cover design: The cover was designed to reflect a thinking cap. It aims to illustrate the range of historical threads that together make up our understanding of key dates in New Zealand’s history.


About the Editor
Grace White worked at the Institute in 2012 as a research analyst.






This second edition has been further improved with feedback from the following people: Paul Corliss, John Crawford, Roger Dennis, Leo Donnelly, Norman Gemmell, Paul Goldsmith, Murray Gribben, Glenn Hardingham, Janine Haywood, Shaun Killerby, Murray Lynch, Keith Quinn and Phil Whittington, and others who contributed through our website. Susan Brierley, our editor, has been essential to the book’s development and final production: thank you again for your patience and commitment.


References to the second edition

Comprehensive table of all references with links can be found here.