Schools and the First World War

Page 8 – Further information

This web feature was written by Linda Jeffrey and produced by the NZHistory team.


  • AtoJs Online – contains a collection of digitised volumes of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. Search for reports and statistics on education during the First World War.
  • Papers Past – search digitised New Zealand newspapers to find articles on what your school or children in your area were doing to help during the First World War. Words like ‘patriotism’, ‘children’, ‘teachers’ or the name of your school may help you get started.
  • New Zealand Official Yearbook (Statistics New Zealand)


  • Deborah A. Challinor, ‘Children and war: a study of the impact of the First World War on New Zealand children’, MA thesis, University of Waikato, 1993
  • Ian and Alan Cumming, History of state education in New Zealand, Pitman Publishing, Petone, 1975
  • Rosemary Goodyear, ‘Black boots and pinafores: childhood in Otago, 1900–1920’, MA thesis, University of Otago, 1992
  • New Zealand School Journal, 1910–1919
  • Gregory O’Brien, A nest of singing birds: 100 years of the New Zealand School Journal, Learning Media, Wellington, 2007
  • Keith Scott, Dear Dot I must tell you: a personal history of Young New Zealanders, Activity Press, Auckland, 2011
  • Keith Sinclair, A destiny apart: New Zealand’s search for national identity, Allen & Unwin, Wellington, 1986, pp. 223–35
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'Further information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 7-Feb-2013