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An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand was an encyclopedic work on New Zealand commissioned by the New Zealand government in the 1960s.


The main author and responsible editor of the work was the New Zealand historian Alexander Hare McLintock , who was employed as a historian for the library of the New Zealand parliament in Wellington in 1952. In addition to the publications on the history of New Zealand parliamentarism and an atlas about New Zealand, he was commissioned in the early 1960s to create an encyclopedia about New Zealand. The work, which spanned three volumes, counted over three million words, spread over 1,800 articles, written by 359 authors. It was released in 1966.


  • Alexander Hare McLintock : An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand . Ed .: New Zealand Government . 3 volumes. Wellington 1966 (English).


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Shirley Tunnicliff : Creating a National Spirit: Celebrating New Zealand's Centennial . Victoria University Press , Wellington 2004, 10: Scholefield's Dictionary , pp.  147 (English, [1] [accessed December 13, 2015]).
  2. Bohan : McLintock, Alexander Hare . In: Dictionary of New Zealand Biography . 1998.