The origins of the policy of transportation of convicts to Australia, and the realities of its implementation. Supported by primary sources.
The National Archives, Kew, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 272 pages. SECONDHAND
Based on records of 250 voyages and 80 shipboard diaries this describes life on board emigrant ships to New Zealand. A vivid and compelling picture of the 'voyage out' during the crucial Vogel period of expansion.
Auckland University Press, 2006. Softback. 294 pages. NEW
Between 1871 and 1897 the clipper ship Crusader made 28 voyages from Britain to New Zealand carrying thousands of immigrants. The book is a collection of articles by the association of former passengers. First published in 1928 this is a facimile copy of that edition with an index added.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 163 pages, with index. NEW
Based on new research this book recounts the loss of the New Zealand bound emigrant ship Cospatrick to fire at sea. Nearly 500 people died in the Southern Ocean, one lifeboat remained afloat.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2006. Softback. 174 pages. SECONDHAND
19 early colonial families stories collected by Cresswell. Includes South and North Island. Rhodes of the Levels, Johnny Jones, Williams of Te Aute, Deans brothers, Grigg of Longbeach, Teschemaker, Tripp, Westenra and more. First published in 1949. THIS COPY is the revised second edition.
The Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
A collection of essays on aspects of English immigration and the experience of English born people who chose to emigrate. Covers the period 1840-1960. Illustrated.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2012. Softback. 234 pages. NEW
A general history of the Scots in New Zealand from earliest times. The Scottish influence in the country is profound, perhaps more so than anywhere else outside Scotland.
William Collins (NZ) Ltd., Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of one of the main strands of New Zealand society and the influence the Irish have had on its development.
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 250 pages. SECONDHAND
A collection of essays and stories mostly of women who moved from their homelands to live in New Zealand after the Second World War.
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2002. Softback. 205 pages. SECONDHAND
Twelve essays celebrating the lives of particular families and a facinating study of life in the New Zealand of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Auckland, 1990. Softback, 328 pages. SECONDHAND
Sportsmen, benefactors and churchmen, businessmen as well as farmers, the Rutherfords of Canterbury made their mark on the province with large country houses, St. Andrews College, Warners Hotel, the Mount Cook Company and Amuri Courts. This history spans almost one hundred years.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 279 pages. SECONDHAND
The History of the Chamberlain Family tells the story of Swiss emigrants Frank, Joseph and Leonard Chamberlain who farmed in the Taranaki, Kakaramea and Stratford. Includes family charts and history through to 1990.
Heritage Press, Waikanae, 1994. Softcovers, illustrated, 128 Pages. SECONDHAND
Relates how Algernon Gifford, Edward Augustus Gifford and Algernon Charles Gifford helped shaped the social, religious and cultural life of colonial Oamaru.
Heritage Press Ltd., Palmerston North, 2005. Softback. 220 pages. SECONDHAND..
The story of the Beattie and Bell families of Scottish decent who settled in the south island of New Zealand.
No imprint. Softback. 63 pages. SECONDHAND.
A magazine published twice yearly by the school, this is crammed full of student news, teachers, sports news and photographs. Of interest to former students and family historians alike. Covers worn but contents clean.
Christchurch Boys' High School. Softcovers. Illustrated. 138 Pages. SECONDHAND
Journalist Ben Farjean arrived in Dunedin in 1861 annd worked on the Otago Daily Times and The Colonist. His writing kept people all over the country and abroad aware of developments in Otago, especially during the gold-rush era. Covers worn.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Dunedin, 1973. Softcovers, illustrated, 84 Pages. SECONDHAND
The History of A Family - The Wilsons and Richardsons in England, Australia and New Zealand (Southland). Includes a family tree.
Privately published, Blenheim, 1965. Harback, illustrated, 71 Pages. SECONDHAND
Nineteenth century emigrant diary of a journy on the clipper ship Tweed from London to Port Chalmers in 1874, together with notes about the voyage and a passenger list. Millow genealogies at rear. No loose photos in the pocket at rear.
Mud Hut Press, Christchurch, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 47 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND
The history of three Canterbury families: the Grays at Coldstream near Ashburton, the Peaches at Mt Somers and, more particularly, the Courages at Seadown, close to Amberley.
Shoal Bay Press Ltd., Christchurch, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 175 pages. SECONDHAND
A very thorough illustrated genealogy of the family from 1650, that traces all family members and descendents in New Zealand. Signed by the author.
General Printing Services Ltd., Nelson, 1987. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
A small publication, detailing Welsh influences in New Zealand, such as place names, Welsh in the goldfields, and a section on Welsh families in New Zealand. This copy has publication details penned to the back of the cover, giving the ISBN and publisher details. There are a few penned notes to the pages, giving extra information, possibly by the author.
Elwyn T Ashton, Shoreham, 1986. Softback. 62 + 15 pages. SECONDHAND
Born before the First World War, Tora and her family migrated to New Zealand in the 1950's. This is her story of life in Holland (including the Occupation) and Indonesia, and her new home in New Zealand.
Tora Kolff, Nelson, 1987. Softback. 205 pages. SECONDHAND
Interview based ethnographic study on Jewishness in New Zealand. Includes chapters on immigration to Australia and Israel.
Pacific Press Ltd., Wellington, 1995. Softback. 146 pages. SECONDHAND
A family history and genealogy of the descendants of Eleanor Mills, later surnamed Wallace who remarried a Mr Olson. The family is strongly represented on the West Coast, notably Hokitika. Includes family trees and photographs. THIS COPY has some minor water damage to the front cover.
Print and Design, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 158 pages. SECONDHAND
A family history of the descendants of Kenneth and Isabella Williamson (nee Bayne), migrants to Otago in 1861 and 1856, whose homestead was 'Daisy Bank' at Williamson's Crossing near Hyde. Traces the family from Scottish roots.
Jessie Williamson, Mosgiel, 1978. Softback. 56 pages. SECONDHAND
A genealogical account of William Green and his descendants. Green was born 1799 in Norwood, Surrey and arrived at Akaroa in 1839, in the employ of W B Rhodes. He later ran hotels in Akaroa, and later travelled to Australia where he died.
T E Green, 1984. Softback. 65 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the Balfours of Trenaby, descendants of William Balfour 2nd Laird of Trenady. Gives information relevant to Orcadian history and genealogy.
Tempus Reparatum, Oxford, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 303 pages. SECONDHAND
The descendant of one of 12 McFadden siblings from Drumartin County Caven Ireland. Warwick Leslie McFadden was born in 1920 and was a commercial grower by profession. He spent WW2 with the Third Division Signals in the Pacific Islands.
Warwick McFadden, Christchurch, 2008. Softback. 129 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the families that coalesced into the Ogilvies of New Zealand; the McMillans of Wanlockhead, Gordons of Beldorney, Greens of Ruthrie. Famous Ogilvies in war and peace. The family in New Zealand. A very full account.
The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 312 pages. SECONDHAND
History of an Irish family that emigrated to Tasmania and New Zealand, including George Alfred Montgomery of River Road Christchurch. Descendents of Ann (nee Farthing) and Patrick Montgomery, transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1817 for forgery. Includes genealogical tables.
Judith Bright, Auckland, 2011. Softback with dust jacket. 188 pages. SECONDHAND
Genealogical study of three generations of the Home family focusing on Robert Boyne, Everard and James Everard Home. Associates of John Hunter, James Cook, Joseph Banks and Richard Owen. James Everard was in the Bay of Islands in command of the frigate the North Star during the disturbances after the Wairau massacre.
Grantham House, Wellington, 2000. Softback. 158 pages. SECONDHAND
As a war-time delinquent child in Newcastle, Sabin was rounded up and sent to Fairbridge Farm School in Australia. He recounts how he was taught skills and lessons that helped him succeed in adult life. THIS COPY is signed by Sabin.
RR Enterprises, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 136 pages. SECONDHAND
Ronnie, Eddie and Joey Sabin, delinquent children in the Rochester Dwellings of Newcastle, were sent by their desperate mother to Australia as child migrants to Fairbridge Farm School at Molong. This is his story.
Jo Bailey and Ronnie Sabin, Rangiora, 2010. Softback. 311 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of Shetland immigrants contribution to New Zealand, as well as a record of the author's visit to his ancestal home in the Islands. There are references throughout to prominent New Zealanders of Shetland birth. references specific settlements etc.
Taranaki Newspapers Ltd., New Plymouth, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 146 pages. SECONDHAND
Research on New Zealand’s fastest-growing demographic – the geographically, nationally and historically diverse Asian communities. Examines Asian communities and highlights unresolved tensions between biculturalism and recognition of other ethnic minorities.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2015. Softback. 312 pages. NEW
A brief history of the Buckingham family in New Zealand. Descendants of the Simpson, Ward and Buckingham families settled in Thickthorne, Waikawa Valley, Putangahau and Quarry Hills. History with family tree and photographs.
Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1974. Softback. 112 pages. SECONDHAND
Two branches of the Story family, one remained in Yorkshire being the wife and daughters of William Story, who along with his sons emigrated to New Zelaand in 1863. Family history compiled from letters and photographs etc.
Wickcandle, Christchurch, 2014. Softback. 288 pages. NEW
Oral stories and genealogical records about James Gallagher and Sheila Dubh McDevitt Gallagher and their descendants, in Ireland and New Zealand.
Steele Roberts Publishers, Wellington, 2008. Softback. 225 pages. NEW
The family of William Sutherland and Ann Gordon. Their sons emigrated to New Zealand from Caithness in the 1850-60s. A full family history with genealogy tables etc. Printed in an edition of 200 copies. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Hilton Press Printers, Christchurch, (2010). Softback. 366 pages. SECONDHAND
The family of Thomas Powell from Leeds, who settled in New Zealand after a few years in India. His descendants were prominent in colonial Wanganui.
Chateau publishing Litd., Nelson, 2017. Softback. 164 pages. SECONDHAND
History of the family of Emma and W H Sherwood Roberts, from it's beginnings in New Zealand. Earliest member was Captain Peter Williams of Preservation Inlet.
June Ritchie, 1989. Softback. 78 pages. SECONDHAND
This 2 volume history combines research and statistics with personal stories and photographs of Chinese fruit shop families to document a part of New Zealand society that has been replaced by supermarkets and chain stores. Begins from the 1880s and focuses on the 1950-60s. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust, Wellington, 2018. 2 volume Softbacks. 904 pages. NEW
The Norse origins and Cumbrian location of the Hodgson surname. Using parish records the author traces the name from 10th century Norse immigrants. An excellent copy.
Martlet Books, Standon Near Ware, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 82 pages. SECONDHAND
This ship made two trips from London to Lyttelton between 1861-1863 bringing immigrants. A wealth of details about the trip and passengers has been collected here.
Dornie Publishing Company, Invercargill, 2012. Softback. 115 pages. SECONDHAND
Life stories of Chinese women in New Zealand, based on interviews with eight women who emigrated from the turn of the 20th century. Some pencil annotation.
New Women's Press, Auckland, 1990. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the Collett sisters and their families, who had arrived in Lyttelton by 1856. Sarah Isabella Collett had arrived in 1851. Stories of their descendants as well. A rare self-published family history.
Elsie Locke, Christchurch, 1971. Softback. 89 pages. SECONDHAND
The genealogy of the descendants of Henry and Louisa Barrell of Somerset, who raised a large family in Canterbury, New Zealand.
Margaret Scott, Christchurch, undated (1990?). Softback. 54 pages. SECONDHAND
From Shetland Islands to Pelorus Bridge. Daniel Couper, son of a fisheries Officer in the Shetlands, travelled to New Zealand. This is a genealogical history of his family in Scotland and New Zealand.
Lesley M Gardiner, Havelock, 1995. Softback. 302 pages. SECONDHAND
Stories from Westland about the Mackleys, the Butlers and the Fergusons. Includes much local and family history including family trees.
Frank Graham, Nelson, 2005. Softback. 212 pages. SECONDHAND
This book by the producers of the award winning 'Spectrum' radio documentary contains some of the finest interviews recorded over a period of thirteen years, illustrated by photographs, and augmented by a chapter examining the techniques of recording oral history.
Penguin, 1986. Paperback. 215 pages. SECONDHAND