A series of short books on big subjects from Bridget Williams Books: succinct narratives spanning history, memoir, contemporary issues, science and more from great New Zealand writers. Packed full of fresh thinking, ideas and critical analysis of subjects relevant to New Zealand.
Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia
Aotearoa New Zealand
We no longer subscribe to the Knowledge Basket version, you can now access this via the University of Auckland website.
The MLCMBI is an index to the volumes of Māori Land Court Minute Books produced by The Māori Land Court — Te Kooti Whenua Māori. The Māori Land Court Minute Books contain judges' notes on court sittings from 1865 to 1910 from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Māori Land Court Districts.
The New Zealand History Collection provides complete online access to a major, authoritative resource – over thirty years of award-winning history and biography publishing from Bridget Williams Books. Over ninety titles, including recent additions to BWB’s history list such as the widely acclaimed Great War for New Zealand by Vincent O’Malley, as well as multiple works by late historian Judith Binney.
The New Zealand Sign Language Collection has reference material alongside accounts of Deaf experience. Using rich multimedia and visuals which could not be delivered to libraries in traditional means. Includes access to Rachel McKee's New Zealand Sign Language: A Reference Grammar.
Online access to over 40 key books from Bridget Williams Books, addressing the big issues facing New Zealand today including housing, inequality, climate change, child poverty, the environment, migration, financial crisis, and more.
The Treaty of Waitangi Collection brings together leading thinking on this foundational document, including works by acclaimed scholars such as Claudia Orange, Judith Binney, Vincent O’Malley, Alan Ward and Aroha Harris. This Collection is a living resource backed by a long-term vision for Treaty scholarship into the twenty-ﬁrst century.
The Women's Studies Collection from Bridget Williams Books provides access to the history of New Zealand women, and a series of ground-breaking books on women's issues, lives and histories. The Collection includes the widely acclaimed A History of New Zealand Women by Barbara Brookes, and The Women’s Suffrage Petition 1893. Significant biographies (Suzanne Aubert, Lauris Edmond, Pauline O’Regan) enrich the historical narrative, alongside key works on politics, economics and feminism.
Canterbury Stories is our place for collecting and presenting online collections from our digitised archives, publications, photographs and community. Canterbury Stories includes material from Photo Hunts, exhibitions on Christchurch places and themes, sets of images, as well as a growing collection of archive and published material.
This database covers interments in Christchurch City Council managed cemeteries. Apart from some on Banks Peninsula, church cemeteries are not included. There are very few records for the Barbadoes Street cemetery listed. Cremation details are not included in this database unless there was an ashes burial.
Details of interments from Christchurch City Council cemeteries compiled by the Greenspace Unit of the Christchurch City Council.
The Discovery Wall showcases images and videos curated from the Christchurch City Libraries Digital Heritage collection, you can visit the wall at Tūranga or the Mobile Discovery Wall when it visits your local library or you can search or browse the images on our Discovery Wall website. You can contribute to the Discovery Wall by uploading images or videos.