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World Encyclopedia

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Feb 2014
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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655 words
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New Zealand lies c.1,600km [994mi] SE of Australia. It consists of two main islands and several small ones. New ...

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The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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2,442 words

About 21 per cent of New Zealand's 19th‐century immigrants came from Scotland. Over 90 per cent were Lowlanders. This statistic ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006

stretches 1,600 km/974 miles in the South Pacific Ocean. It enjoys a temperate climate with mean temperatures ranging from 7 ...

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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184 words

The Irish presence in New Zealand began with the earliest white settlement. Levels of migration of 2,000 persons or more ...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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4,102 words
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The modern legal history of New Zealand began in 1840. In a proclamation of January 14, 1840, the British ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
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2,837 words
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On 19 September 1893, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to extend the parliamentary franchise ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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2,256 words
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When Captain James Cook visited New Zealand in 1769, the Polynesian Maori had been there for perhaps five centuries. ...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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1,195 words

Situated in the South Pacific, midway between South America and Southeast Asia, part of the circum-Pacific volcanic “rim of fire,” ...

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
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2,813 words

New Zealand is in the south-west Pacific Ocean, and similar in size to the British Isles. The north–south orientation produces ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
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2,201 words

A small group of South Pacific islands, New Zealand became integrated into the international economy in the nineteenth century. Its ...

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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132 words

Discovered by Tasman in 1642 and named after a province in the south‐west Netherlands. The islands were visited by Captain ...

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Adrienne Simpson

The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
Subject:
Music
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795 words
New Zealand became a British colony in 1840. During the next few decades, European migrants strove to recreate familiar cultural traditions in their new home. Music was the most popular of ... More
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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
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1,808 words

New Zealand is a nation-state composed of three major islands in the southern Pacific approximately 1000 miles (1750 km) southeast ...

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Tim Thomas

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
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1,763 words

Archaeology in New Zealand has a long, though discontinuous, history beginning in the mid- to late 1800s. The types of ...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
3,367 words

Individual and organized voices have advocated peaceful relationships and the peaceful settlement of conflict in New Zealand for centuries. Traditional ...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009

Defence issues and military affairs have been an important element in Australian-New Zealand relations since the middle of the nineteenth ...

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W. David McIntyre

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003

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Although a small farming country, far from the major battle theatres, New Zealand's contribution to the war was

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