Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Latest from NZhistory.net

I've just had their newsletter delivered to the ol' inbox.

A very cool slideshow and info on Crown Lynn ceramics.

NZ culture in the 1960s.
"Fifty years ago most Kiwis enjoyed a standard of living that was the envy of other nations. During the 1960s the arrival of TV and jet airliners shrank our world, and New Zealanders began to express themselves on a range of international issues, including opposition to the Vietnam War. In this feature we provide an overview of the decade and a year-by-year breakdown of some of the key events."
Flags of New Zealand.
"The New Zealand Flag hasn't always been our official flag. It was adopted in 1902, replacing the Union Jack. Between 1834 and 1840, the  Flag of the United Tribes was recognised as our first 'national' flag. Waitangi Day 2010 also marked the first official recognition of the national Maori flag."
"New Zealand has a small connection to the poignant story of Anne Frank,  via her father, Otto, and the merchant ship TSS Monowai. "


  1. Hey Lisa!

    Great to see you are still going strong. How's things?


  2. G'Day, Lee! Long time no see! I'm not too bad. Hot, though. I see you've got a blog link there. I'll have to add it to those I keep an eye on -- cheers!