Books

Lauris Edmond
‘Isn’t nineteen an interesting age?’ It was, for Lauris Scott, in wartime Wellington. Based on letters to her mother, this charming memoir tells of a young girl’s passage into womanhood. The f... [+]
Margaret Tennant
In this carefully researched, challenging work, Margaret Tennant tells the history of welfare provision in New Zealand.... [+]
David Thomson
The future of the welfare state is under question today, as it was in 1991. The contention here is that welfare has shifted over the years to benefit an ageing generation, at the cost of the young.... [+]
Ann Beaglehole
Ann Beaglehole traces the experiences of European refugees who arrived in New Zealand in the 1930s. Based on interviews, this is the first book to document the lives of a generation who made a remarka... [+]
Kevin Clements
The anti-nuclear stand of the fourth Labour Government thrust the question of defence to the centre of New Zealand politics. Kevin Clements traces the history of this country’s involvement in the nu... [+]
Marilyn Waring
Women’s work fuels the economies of every country in the world. Yet no value is placed on this labour. Marilyn Waring explores the implications of discounting the work of half the world’s populati... [+]
Pauline O'Regan
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Thirty years after entering the convent, Pauline O’Regan and two other nuns moved into a raw suburban development, establishing a new form of vocational commitment. This is the story of her life, fa... [+]
Margaret Clark (ed)
A testament to the intense post-1970 debates about women’s place in society. These frank and perceptive accounts offer a unique portrait of an era – and of some wonderful personalities and achieve... [+]
Colin James
New Zealand in 1986 was characterised by nothing so much as change. Reform was everywhere. Was it a betrayal, or a challenge and opportunity for the future?... [+]
Barbara Brookes (ed) | Charlotte Macdonald (ed) | Margaret Tennant (ed)
Looking at Pākehā women’s lives a century or more ago, these essays open up discussion on women’s history.... [+]

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