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Sir Keith Sinclair research papers for A destiny apart: New Zealand's seach for national identity.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-310

Scope and Contents

Research notes and materials relating to A destiny apart : New Zealand’s search for national identity. Wellington, N.Z. : Allen Unwin in association with the Port Nicholson Press, 1986.

The three folders represent three topics: 1. The New Zealand Natives' Associations; 2. A New Zealand national type; 3. New Zealand speech. The folders contain photocopies from newspapers and books, manuscript notes, and a photocopy of the Constitution of the New Zealand Natives' Association adopted at Gisborne, December 1900. Cards contain references to such material.


  • 1850 - 1985


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Biographical / Historical

Sir Keith Sinclair (1922-1993) was a New Zealand historian, university academic and poet. He is regarded as having pioneered a style of historical scholarship that reflected a distinctly New Zealand view of the country and its people. Sinclair joined the staff of Auckland University College in 1947 as a lecturer in history, in 1962 he became Professor of History and Emeritus Professor upon retirement in 1987.


0.8 metres (3 folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Professor Keith Sinclair, May 1987.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

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Auckland 1142 New Zealand