Submit a Story

Back In The Day is focused on collecting inspiring true tales from New Zealand’s past, of ordinary New Zealanders doing extraordinary things.

If you know of a story that has been handed down through your family or that you may have stumbled across at a museum perhaps, please submit it using the form below to ensure it’s never forgotten.

Or, if you know of someone who might have a story to tell, please pass on the details of this site. The more people who know about Back In The Day, the more stories we can save!

Thanks for supporting Back In The Day and we look forward to reading all your wonderful tales.


If you have an image to help illustrate your story, perhaps a photograph of the main character, or links to any supporting information, you can submit these using the form below.

Your story won’t appear on the site right away as we need to check it over first, but we’ll get it up as soon as possible.


    Full name*



    Region of Story*

    Short Summary* (max length: 150 characters, approximately 30 words)

    Full Story* (max length: 3000 characters, approximately 500 words)

    Links to any supporting evidence ( Include any links here that might support your story )

    Upload Image (max size: 2mb)

    * Required Field.