james cowan

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  • James Cowan


  • 14 Apr 18706 Sep 1943

Biography of prolific historian and journalist best known for the two-volume The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Māori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period

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Rail tourism

  • Rail tourism

    From the late 19th century the expanding rail network opened up exciting leisure and tourism opportunities for ordinary New Zealand families. New Zealand Railways promoted rail holidays through bright, attractive posters and its own popular monthly magazine.

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  • Page 5 - Railways MagazineDuring the inter-war years no other monthly magazine matched New Zealand Railways for its commitment to promoting a popular literary culture in New

The 1920s

  • The 1920s

    The 1920s was the decade that modern New Zealand came of age. Despite political and economic uncertainty, the country shrugged off the gloom of war to embrace the Jazz Age - an era of speed, power and glamour. Explore an overview of the decade and a year-by-year breakdown of key events.

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  • Page 6 - 1923 - key eventsA selection of key New Zealand events from
  • Main image: Tutange Waionui

    Tutange Waionui was one of Riwha Tītokowaru's best fighting men