John E. Martin

John E. Martin

John E. Martin is the Parliamentary Historian in the Parliamentary Library. He has published widely in political, social and economic history. He previously worked in the Historical Branch/History Group of the Department of Internal Affairs/Ministry for Culture and Heritage, and lectured at the University of Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington.

Publications include

Honouring the Contract (Victoria University Press, 2010)

Parliament’s Library – 150 Years (Steele Roberts Publishing Limited, 2008)

The House: New Zealand’s House of Representatives (Dunmore Press, 2004)

Holding the Balance: A History of New Zealand's Department of Labour (Canterbury University Press, 1996)

People, Politics and Power Stations: Electric Power Generation in New Zealand 1880–1998 (Bridget Williams Books, 1991)

The Forgotten Worker: The Rural Wage Earner in Nineteenth-century New Zealand (Allen & Unwin/ Bridget Williams Books, 1990)

Tatau Tatau: One Big Union Altogether: the Shearers and the Early Years of the New Zealand Workers' Union (New Zealand Workers’ Union, 1987)

Feudalism to Capitalism (Humanities Press, 1983)

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