Dr Jones

New Zealand was a divided nation in 1864; the New Zealand Wars were tearing apart the North Island, while gold miners from around the...

Between the Covers

Cataloguing books in a museum library can provide the cataloguer with problems. The main one is that you end up reading the books instead...

Cricket to the Max

On February 5 1996, a new breed of cricket was launched in New Zealand as an NZ Selection took the field against an All-Stars...

Private Wilson of Christchurch

George Charles Lee Wilson was the second New Zealand cricket representative to be killed in World War One. He burst on to the provincial...

Lieutenant Hāmi Grace of Wellington

  The short life of Thomas “Hāmi” Grace is very much the stuff of legend. The word “brave” seems to have been invented for him,...

Second Lieutenant Hickmott of Christchurch

Rupert Hickmott was one of only two New Zealand cricket representatives to be killed in World War One. Wisden wrote, after his death at...