New Zealand governance, from the Maori state to the Crown Colony and Dominion Status. Gives an overview of colonisation and provincial governance, then a study of the General Assembly, Judicial System and Police and political system. THIS COPY has a few minor library stamps from original accession to a library about time of publication.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1914. hardback with no dust jacket. 418 pages. SECONDHAND
Comprehensive study of the Treaty, the differences between the Maori and English texts and the repercussions of disputes over the different expectations of the Treaty partners. Includes the 1860s wars of sovereignty. Winner of the Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Award.
Bridget Williams Books Ltd, Wellington, 1996. Softback. 312 pages. SECONDHAND
A study of the situation which led to the Treaty of Waitangi, and the possible outcomes that would have occurred had the Treaty not been agreed. First published in 1914, this is the second edition. Cloth boards slightly mottled.
Thomas Avery and Sons, New Plymouth, 1933. Hardback with dust jacket. 393 pages. SECONDHAND
The true English Text of the Treaty of Waitangi found. The original draft went missing at the time of the signing and has recently been rediscovered. Using this English version the author proposes the true spirit of the Treaty was egalitarian and made no distinction between Maori and Pakeha subjects.
De Danann Publishers, Auckland, 2005. Softback. 165 pages. SECONDHAND
Stemming from his reading of the Life of Henry Williams, the author asserts that the modern Waitangi Tribunal understanding of the Treaty is erroneous. He gives his argument in favour of Hobson's original (and extant) Treaty version and its meaning.
The Wyvern Press, Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 188 pages. SECONDHAND
One of a series of four volumes published to mark the 150th anniversary of the Methodist Mission in New Zealand, this one covers the church in the colonial era 1840-1913.
Institue Press, Auckland, 1972. Softback. 147 pages. SECONDHAND
A scholarly biography of the family who played a key but controversial role in early British New Zealand, Australia and Canada and more especially the establishment of the Wellington, Nelson and Canterbury settlements. Illustrated.
Auckland University Press, 2003. Softback. 584 pages. SECONDHAND
A scholarly biography of the family who played a key but controversial role in early British New Zealand, Australia and Canada and more especially the establishment of the Wellington, Nelson and Canterbury settlements. Illustrated.Auckland University Press, 2002 Hardback with dust jacket. 584 pages. SECONDHAND
An examination of the complex life and career of Stafford, offering new insights into the personalities and events of a period characterised by racial wars, provincial rivalries and the tumultuous establishment of a parliamentary system.
Hazard Press Ltd., Christchurch, 1994. Softback. 432 pages. SECONDHAND
The Provincial Constitution, Stafford Ministries, Public Works Ministry and the final abolition of the Provinces.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 317 pages. SECONDHAND
History of the Governors and other officials from the earliest time of colonization, with references to the various disturbances between Maori and Pakeha, and the development of the political system. Photographic portraits throughout. Revised and Enlarged edition.
Sampson, Low, Marston and Co., London, 1897. Hardback with no dust jacket. 323 pages. SECONDHAND
An historical biography of the giant of nineteenth century New Zealand politics. One of the volumes in the Makers of Australasia series. Illustrated.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1909. Hardback, no dust jacket. 233 pages. SECONDHAND
An early biography of Governor George Grey. Includes his time and Governorship in Australia, New Zealand and the Cape Colony, and his brief stint in English politics. This copy has weak hinges and newspaper clipping about Grey from 1937 tipped in at front.
H Brett, Auckland, 1892. Hardback with no dust jacket. 496 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive biography of one of the most important figures in nineteenth century New Zealand. Twice the Govenor 1845-53 and 1861-68 during the land wars, and finally prime minister in 1877. Contains much previously unpublished material.
Harper Collins NZ Ltd., 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 374 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the position of Governor General and how it has changed over the years as New Zealand has changed politically and socially. Individual Governors-General and there own foibles explored. Well illustrated. This large heavy book may incur extra postal cost to overseas destinations.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 424 pages. SECONDHAND
Portrays and evaluates the House in the context of the political and constitutional history of the time to reveal the character and practice of the New Zealand parliament.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 271 pages. SECONDHAND
A study of the people, politics and buildings of the house of Representatives, from temporary beginnings in Auckland, and expansion to the new Beehive in Wellington.Includes General Assembly Library etc.
Dunmore Press Ltd., Palmerston North, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 390 pages. SECONDHAND
Documents essential to the understanding of New Zealand political parties and processes. Primary documents of the constitutional history of New Zealand includes earliest Pakeha-Maori political documents.
Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1992. Softback. 448 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of New Zealand's political transformation from a colony to an independent state. Through a gradual and undramatic process, the Dominion of New Zealand became a self governing sovereign political entity.
New Zealand Institute of International affairs, Victoria University, Wellington, 2007. Softback. 211 pages. SECONDHAND
Includes Wakefield on Australia and prospects for its colonization, Capital Punishment, a Comparison of England and America, Colonization in the British Empire and more. With a biographical introduction focusing on his New Zealand experince.
Collins, Auckland, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 1040 pages. SECONDHAND
Illustrated biography of Weld (1823-91) colonial adventurer, pastoralist and politician who was New Zealand prime minister in 1864-5.
Auckland University Press, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 225 pages. SECONDHAND
A biography of one of the makers of modern New Zealand. A bold borrower, a passionate gambler, a man with an eye to commerce who could yet entertain the most visionary schemes and the man who broke open the provincial system that had hindered the integrated development of the country.
The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1948. Hardback with dust jacket. 236 pages. SECONDHAND
A very thorough and well researched biography of the important and influential nineteenth century New Zealand politician, treasurer and prime minister. Scarce.
Auckland University Press, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 368 pages. SECONDHAND
Explores Atkinson as a political figure grappling with the problems of a vunerable colonial economy during a long depression, at the same time keeping alive a vision of the country where social experiments should be attempted.
Auckland University Press, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 196 pages. SECONDHAND
A most popular prime minister Ballance was born in Belfast. He founded the Wanganui Herald and at 36 entered Parliament. In 1890 he led the reformist NZ Liberal Party to victory but died of cancer during his second year of office. He managed to lay the foundations for women's suffrage and labour law reform.
Heinemann Reed Ltd., Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 290 pages. SECONDHAND
The private letters and diaries of Thomas King offer a rare insight into the private life of a nineteenth century business man and politician, and also a Victorian marriage. Thomas King was the father of Truby King, founder of the Plunket Society.
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2001. Softback. 256 pages. SECONDHAND
William Ferguson Massey and the Reform Party. The first major work on this long serving Prime Minister who was in power during the First World War. Often considered sectarian, it is argued his conservative methods were a necessity of the times.
First Edition Publishers, Wellington, 2008. Softback. 602 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the Liberal Party in New Zealand and a biography of the great Liberal leader issued immediately after his death. Published in 1907 in an edition of 2000 copies. Bagnall D647. Ex Richmond Working Men's Club library, has library stamps, otherwise good.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch. Hardback, no dust jacket. 392 pages. SECONDHAND
A biography of Richard John Seddon, the Premier of New Zealand for 13 years, 1893-1906. From Lancashire he arrived in Westland via Bendigo for gold prospecting, then entered into politics. Notable as a reformer.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchruch, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. 339 pages. SECONDHAND
A reappraisal of the political career of William Ferguson Massey, best remembered for 'Massey's Cossacks'- citizens called in to help break the 1913 waterfront strike. Massey was also prime minister throughout the First World War and took part in the post war peace conference.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Softback. 172 pages. NEW
Biography of the MP, Prime Minister and Governor General who insisted on the national identity and self-determination of New Zealand in the world arena.
Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 429 pages. SECONDHAND
Magnificently illustrated and impeccably researched this volume provides a new way of looking at the place of women in New Zealand society since the dramatic days of suffrage in 1893. A superb book.
Viking Penguin Books NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 332 pages. SECONDHAND
Members of Parliament in New Zealand. The stories of the 36 women MPs who have served in the 100 years up to 1993. THIS COPY signed by the author.
Cape Catley, 1993. Softback. 284 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the establishment, and public service of the Women's Institutes, including during the years of WWII. Includes lists of the various branches.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, (1958). Hardback with dust jacket. 100 pages. SECONDHAND
The role of women in New Zealand labour movements. Labelled as 'Scarlet Runners' for their Socialist activities and as a slur on their virtue. References to Waihi Strike of 1912, Tailoresses, Maritime Strike of 1890.
Working Life Communications, Wellington, 1993. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND
Based on readings from Women's magazines through the period the author evokes the climate of a housewife's life. Well supported by images and advertising from contemporary sources.
Random House, Auckland, 2011. Softback. 375 pages. SECONDHAND
An overall history and celebration of guiding in New Zealand from the Peace Scout movement onwards. Includes Guides, Scouts, Brownies. Appendices give biographies of administrators, awards etc.
Girl Guiding New Zealand, Christchurch, 2008. Hardback without dust jacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND
New Zealand's unsung envoys, diplomat's wives and daughters, have played an important role in New Zealand's overseas embassies. From Maud Pember Reeves (1891)to Maria MacKay (2001), Woods documents there experiences. First published in 2012, this is the revised second printing.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2013. Softback. 286 pages. SECONDHAND
The first hundred years of the Boy's Brigade in New Zealand. A full history of the movement in new Zealand, with photographs of members and early publications.
The Stedfast Asscoiation of New Zealand and The Boy's Brigade of New Zealand, Auckland, 2003. Softback. 232 pages. SECONDHAND
A look at Maori / Pakeha interracial relationships and marriages through the centuries. Includes social and official reactions to interracial couples.
Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2013. Softback. 231 pages. SECONDHAND
The centennial history of the New Zealand Woman's Christian Temperance Union 1885-1985, an organisation dedicated to humanitarian service and social development. Illustrated.
New Zealand Women's Christian Temperance Union Inc., Nelson, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 175 pages. SECONDHAND
Tells the story of the forgotten immigrants whose presence in New Zealand, though unacknowledged, was vital to the prosperity of others. Special emphasis is given to the lot of single women and domestic servants, along with the vagabonds, dance girls, prostitutes and hotel workers.
A.H. and A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
Since 1890 the Post Office Union has fought for the rights of it's members. The restructuring of 1987 caused great upheaval in the sector and new challenges for the Union. How the Union has been affected by, and influenced, politics throughout the period.
New Zealand Post Office Union Inc., Wellington, 1990. Softback. 315 pages. SECONDHAND
50 Years in New Zealand's External Relations 1943-1993. Various former official contribute to this account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington, 1993. Softback. 226 pages. SECONDHAND
Evolving from the Colonial Secretary's Office in 1840, Department of Internal Affairs is a significant part of Government. Bassett, a former Minister of Internal Affairs gives an interesting account of the history of this Department.
Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1997. Softback. 312 pages. SECONDHAND
A facinating study that describes the work, employment relationships, living conditions, wages and expectations of a crucial part of the nineteenth century labour force who were essential to the development of the rural economy.
Allen and Unwin NZ Ltd., Wellington, 1990. Softback. 228 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated story of the bitter and bloody strike at the Waihi mine in 1912 and its aftermath together with a survey of the Reefton lockout and other industrial happenings of 1912. First edition, very uncommon.
The Worker Printery, Wellington, 1913. Softback, yapped edges. 202 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated story of the bitter and bloody strike at the Waihi mine in 1912 and its aftermath together with a survey of the Reefton lockout and other industrial happenings of 1912. First published in 1913, this is a facsimile reprint.
Hocken Library Facsimile No. 15, Dunedin, 1975. Hardback. 202 pages. SECONDHAND
This bitter and at times very violent strike was one of the worst in New Zealand history. This illustrated account provides a compelling picture of Waihi and its people on stike.
Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1982. Softback. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of work and working on the New Zealand waterfront in the first half of the twentieth century and culminating in the 1951 strike. Illustrated.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2001. Softback. 202 pages. SECONDHAND
Bibliography of Labour movement publications, with appendices of periodicals and magazines. Centre pages reproduce covers from some works.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2006. Hardback with no dust jacket as issued. 291 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of trade unionism throughout the many changes the printing industry had to deal with between 1865 and 1995, including new labour saving machinery, the Great Depression, wars and equal pay for women.
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2001. Softback. 336 pages. SECONDHAND
The Shearers and the early years of the New Zealand Workers' Union. From the 1870s to the 1940s shearers formed associations to safeguard their employment rights and conditions of work. This organisation expanded into a Workers Union.
New Zealand Workers Union, Wellington, 1987. Softback. 70 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the political, social and economic climate in New Zealand during the Second World War by the then acting Minister of Finance. Includes prospects for the future. This is the Australasian edition. THIS COPY signed by Nash.
George Jaboor, Melbourne, 1944. Hardback with no jacket. 310 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive and full biography of Peter Fraser, the most important early Labour leader and war-time Prime Minister.
Penguin Books, Auckland, 2000. Softback. 445 pages. SSECONDHAND
The 40 year political career of Nash saw the consolidation of the Labour Party and the social welfare state. Prime Minister for one term. This is also an excellent account of New Zealand politics at the time.
Auckland University Press, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 439 pages. SECONDHAND
The autobiography of the larger than life personality of the fourth Labour Prime Minister, Big Norm.
Random House New Zealand, Auckland, 2014. Softback. 512 pages. SECONDHAND
At the height of the Depression the Christchurch Tramway Board announced staff reductions which triggered a strike and related public disturbances and rioting.
The Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1988. Softback. 189 pages. SECONDHAND
The diary records a period in society beset with economic turmoil and war. McCullough was a political reformer, a pragmatic idealist who worked tirelessly to better the lives of others through protest, union and arbitration court activity. This took him close to the centres of power and he was a very influential figure in the developing socialism of the period.
Dunmore Publishing, Wellington, 2009. Softback. 408 pages. NEW.
'My fight against capitalism and war'. Memoirs of Ron Smith, a New Zealand communist. Wellington childhood in the Depression, compulsory military training, war service in the RAF, post war pacifism.
Ron Smith, Wellington, 1994. Softback. 256 pages. SECONDHAND.
A collection of essays about the 1951 dispute, the biggest 'blue' in NZ history that lasted for 151 days and affected 22,000 workers in a population of only one million at the time.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the New Zealand Public Service Association from 1890. Appendices include; Public Service Association of New Zealand, New Zealand Civil Service Association, and New Zealand Public Service Association, office holders, publications, bibliography and membership.
New Zealand Public Service Association, Wellington, 1987. Softback. 320 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the Seaman's Union and a portion of New Zealand maritime history as seen from the point of view of the man who worked the ships.
NZ Seaman's Union, Wellington, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 260 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the popular and nationalist left wing New Zealand literary movement stimulated by by the international political events of the 1930s and 1940s.
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1991. Softback. 287 pages. SECONDHAND
A stalwart of the Labour Party in Dunedin, Phil Connolly served with distiction in the RNVR and as captain of HMNZS Moa during World War II. In 1943 he was elected to Parliament and served for 20 years. From 1957-60 he was Minister of Defence and Minister of Police.
Steel Roberts Publishing, Wellington, 2009. Softback. 323 pages. NEW
A comprehensive history of the Department of Labour from the early years when it was a world pioneer and examines employment, industrial relations, immigration etc., up to 1995. Crease to rear cover.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1996. Softback. 478 pages. SECONDHAND
A unique contribution to New Zealand social and political history and an inspiration for anyone who puts money second and people first, a deliberate provocation to everyone else.
Random House NZ, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 384 pages. SECONDHAND
Eleven papers on the ANZUS Treaty by academics from Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Written at a time when the Treaty was in crisis due to New Zealand's anti-nuclear policies.
University of Canterbury Press, Christchurch, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 267 pages. SECONDHAND
The New Zealand Peace Movement in the period leading up to nuclear-free legislation of 1987. The leading anti-war and anti-nuclear figures and the ideology and protests. Reproduces protest posters etc.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2013. Softback. 344 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the part played by the crew of the New Zealand yacht Fri in the protest against French nuclear bomb testing at Mururoa Atoll in 1973. Scarce. THIS COPY has an inscription at the front from Martin Gotje, the navigator on the voyage.
Caveman Press, Dunedin, 1974. Softback. 138 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of 80 years of labours of the New Zealand Church Missionary Society at home and overseas. This copy signed by the author.
Kenneth Gregory, Christchurch, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 299 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of religious practice in Australasia, the religious customs of settlers, the distribution of Protestant and Catholic and the development of religious ideas.
Allen & Unwin NZ Ltd., Wellington, 1987. Softback. 210 pages. SECONDHAND
Collection of essays on religion and faith from the New Zealand Tablet, the Catholic newspaper that Baxter often contributed to.
New Zealand Tablet Co. Ltd., Dunedin, 1969. Softback. 190 pages. SECONDHAND
The impact that Protest Church Missions and missionaries had overseas and at home. The interaction between missionaries and natives often travelled all the way to provincial New Zealand and exposed the public to foreign cultures and products.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2016. Softback. 326 pages. NEW
A history of the Reformed Churches from 1953-1993. Includes the background in the Dutch Protestant Community. Separate sections on the Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch Presbyteries. THIS LARGE book may incur excess shipping charges for overseas destinations.
National Publishing Committee Reformed Churches of New Zealand, Silverstream, 1994. Hardback with no dust jacket. 590 pages. SECONDHAND
Includes a Pentecostal perspective and a Breviate of the Catholic Apostolic Church in Great Britain. Study of evangelism in New Zealand. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription by the author to the title page.
Julian Literature Trust, West Yorkshire, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 368 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of Quakerism, through biographical sketches of Quakers, in New Zealand.Quaker Historical Manuscripts number 3. THIS COPY has small piece at corner of rear cover missing, otherwise a clean copy.
The Beechtree Press, Wellington, 1993. Softback. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
Centennial history of the New Zealand Dominican Sisters. This Catholic organisation has schools, convents and other beneficent establishments throughout New Zealand. A history of the members and their service to society.
St Dominic's Priory, Dunedin, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 341 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of sedition in Australia and New Zealand. Strikes, mutinies, political rebellions since the 19th century.
Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd., NSW, 2006. Softback, 254 pages. SECONDHAND
A short history of 32 extinct lodges of Freemasonry in New Zealand. Some details of membership in the early years with occupations of the members. THIS COPY has a sun faded spine. From K D Henderson's collection, with his bookplate at front.
Blundell Brothers Ltd. Wellington, 1935. Hardback with no dust jacket. 197 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the Jaycee movement in New Zealand. Many photographs including period advertising and publications related to the Jaycee movement.
Ngaio Press, Wellington, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 293 pages. SECONDHAND
A social history of gambling, including unregulated bookmaking and state run lotteries such as Lotto and Instant Kiwi. THIS COPY Signed "Neil Grant, Jackpot King, page 137".
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 336 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of community based theatre in New Zealand especially the experimental period in the 1970s. Avant garde, Maori and Polynesian theatre.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2013. Softback. 252 pages. SECONDHAND
Essays in honour of Professor Keith Jackson. 13 essays discussing the future of New Zealand politics in the 21st century. Foreign policy, legislation, MMP, climate change and more.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2009. Softback. 254 pages. SECONDHAND
A survey of Social Security in New Zealand from 1898 to 1949. Covers the various support offered by the state to people in need including pensions, benefits and allowances. Statistics and details of the system. Cancelled from the department of Island Territories Library with stamps only to end papers.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1950. Hardback with no dust jacket. 178 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the Chartered Club movement in New Zealand. Working Men's Clubs and others have played an important role in social and economic development throughout the country. Heavy book will incur excess postage charge outside New Zealand.
Celebrity Books, Auckland, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 351 pages. SECONDHAND
The Official History of the Girl Guides Association of New Zealand Inc. The full story of Guiding in NZ, and NZ Guides overseas.
The Girl Guides Association New Zealand (Inc), Christchurch, 1976. Softback. 122 pages. SECONDHAND
Notes from the diary of a missionary from Palmerston North, who travelled via Australia to India and China, then home again. He stopped to prosyletise in many places.
E Whitehead, Palmerston North, 1909. Hardback with no dust jacket. 190 pages. SECONDHAND
Personal anecdotes of the Radio Pacific era, by one of Barry Crump's wives. Includes stories of her time with Crump, and includes an account of the writing of Wild Pork and Watercress. She is joined by Aucklander Trevor Watson, a long-term contributor to the talkback scene.
RB Publications, Opotiki, 2008. Softback. 232 pages. SECONDHAND
A Century of Progress 1842-1942. A history of the fraternal society, IOOF. Gives details of the IOOF in the provinces and the nation as a whole. With photographs and statistics.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Christchurch, (1942). Softback. 180 pages. SECONDHAND
The National Council of the Women of New Zealand 1896-1920. Proponents of temperance, suffrage and sexual health and contraception. Includes accounts of Anna Stout, Kate Sheppard and Margaret Sievwright.
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1996. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
Biography of a long serving activist and advocate for social reform and pacifism. Among other things she was a Communist party member, author, broadcaster and journalist. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 560 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of Women's Organisations in New Zealand Nga Ropu Wahine o te Motu. Covers all fields and periods of benevolent societies, sporting groups, trade union and special interest groups.
DIA/ Daphne Brasell Associates Press, Wellington, 1993. Softback. 610 pages. SECONDHAND
6 essays on aspects of Public Administration in relation to Maori-Pakeha communities.Includes consideration of education, urbanisation and welfare.
New Zealand Institute of Public Administration, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 137 pages. SECONDHAND