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
By following New Zealand immigrants back to the hearths, homes and fields of their native villages in England, Arnold throws new light on the dynamics of rural emigration from Victorian England: he is able to enlarge understanding of the shaping of rural communities of the new land. Oustanding piece of research. Slight wear to jacket.
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1981. Hardback with dustjacket. 408 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the descendants of William Barnard Rhodes and Theodosia Maria Heaton, with particular emphasis on two pilots killed during the First and Second World Wars.
Steele Roberts, Wellington, 2013. Softback. 431 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
Describes the the lives of a cross section of pioneer settlers, what they found after a difficult journey and how they coped with strange and frequently arduous conditions. Families include; Barrett, Weller, Crocome, Hough, Wohlers, Fitzpatrick, Ormond, Barraud, Patterson, Ellis, Winstone, McKinlay, Kirkcaldie, Hames, Connon and Nolan. A fine copy.
David Bateman, Auckland, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 212 pages. SECONDHAND
Brings together experiences of immigrants from the UK who left the austerity of the post war period for a new life. Their experiences range from romantic and humerous to the disappointing and deeply moving.
GWW Services, Hamilton, 2010. Softback. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
Details the voyages of 113 of the nineteenth century emigrant ships to New Zealand. A classic and invaluable primary resource for genealogists and family historians.
A.H. & A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 235 pages. SECONDHAND
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.
Clipper Ship Crusader Association, Christchurch, 1928. Hardback, no dust jacket. 163 pages. SECONDHAND
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
A look at life on an emigrant ship from Britain to New Zealand compiled from letters, diaries and the ship's log. Uncommon. Signed by the author.
Maritime Museum Association, San Diego, USA, 1988. Softback. 233 pages. SECONDHAND
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
Onboard journal of an emigrant to Nelson who arrived in 1842. A full account of shipboard life, both pleasant and unpleasant aboard the Lord Auckland in 1841-2. Facsimile of 1926 original.
Capper Press, Christchurch, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 112 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
Hardy Highlanders in Early New Zealand by Jennifer Macdonald.Tells the story of Catherine Cameron who emigrated to New Zealand in 1840. She married John Macfarlane and they farmed in the Wairarapa and North Canterbury. Number 250 of 350 copies.
Published by the author, Christchurch, 1991. Softcovers, stapled, illustrated, 109 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the emigrant Scots and their substantial contributions to the history and development of the settler societies of Australasia. Well illustrated.
Canongate Books, Edinburgh, 1998. Softback. 308 pages. SECONDHAND
An academic study of the Scots and Irish as ethnic identities in colonial New Zealand and of how ethnicity played its part in their contributions to political, economic and social development. Uncommon.
Manchester University Press, UK, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 235 pages. SECONDHAND
Tells of the colourful Irish in New Zealand and their contribution to politics, literature and commerce as well as the Irish on the goldfields, the battles between the orange and the green and the influence of the Catholic church. Genealogical interest.
Random House NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1996. Soft boards with dust jacket. 246 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
Shona McRae describes the history of the eleven children of Catherine Cameron and John Macfarlane who arrived in New Zealand from Scotland in 1840. From poor beginnings they worked to build up six large farming homesteads in Canterbury.
Published by the author, Culverden, 1991. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 79 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
Auckland Girls Grammar School The First Hundred Years 1888-1988. Contains staff lists and some roll calls. Photographs of former staff and students.
Auckland Grammar School Old Girls Assoc. Hardback. Illustrated, 286 Pages. SECONDHAND.
A history of courage and determination displayed by the Scottish forbears of all the early settler families who left their country to give us ours. An appendix records the names and ages of the passengers who immigrated an all twenty ships of the New Zealand Company. Signed by the author.
Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 288 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
Arrived at Port Chalmers 6 December 1879. Family history published for the centenary celebrations and family reunion in Dunedin 19-22 October 1979.
Bell Hill Print, Dunedin, 1879. Card covers. 51 pages. 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
The genealogical history of the Taylors of Tamaki, Auckland with notes on the Buckland connection. Illustrations.
C.M. Gordon, Auckland, 1969. Softback. 64 pages. SECONDHAND
Covers over a century of South Asian migration to New Zealand. Aspects include the economic and social contributions made by New Zealand Indians, and the Pakeha attitudes to them over the generations.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 204 pages. SECONDHAND
Indian migrants in New Zealand including 19th century pioneers but with a focus on more recent arrivals, and first generation New Zealand born and how they position themselves within Kiwi culture.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2010. Softback. 269 pages. SECONDHAND
The Centennial of the Canterbury Cambrian Society, who have been preserving Welsh culture in Canterbury since 1890.
The Cambrian Society of Canterbury (Inc.), Christchurch, 1990. Softback. 100 pages. SECONDHAND
Daughter of Elizabeth and Amram Saunders, of Bristol, Elizabeth settled in Nelson and Canterbury during early colonial times with her husband H W Perryman.
Lorna Jean Trask, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 247 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
Post World War Two Dutch settlement in the south of New Zealand. Stories of the Dutch immigrants to Invercargill and Southland.
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
16 New Zealander's who immigrated as a result of the Second World War recount their experiences. Includes British, German, Polish, Russian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Dutch and others.
Rutherford Publications, Christchurch, 2009. Softback. 182 pages. NEW
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
The author wrote this survey of Chinese immigration and the Chinese community in New Zealand as part of her M.A. thesis. A limited printing of 1500 copies only.
Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 145 pages. SECONDHAND
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
Genealogical research on the descendants of John and Hugh Chisholm who left Kirkhill in 1875 and settled in Southland, New Zealand.
John and Edna Chisholm, Wyndham, 1989. Softback. 127 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the family of Isabella Fairbairn (1815-1896) and Peter Ireland (1814-1880), migrants from Scotland to New Zealand. They sailed to Tasmania on the Ocean Chief in 1855 before coming to Otago.
Crown Kerr Printing, Dunedin, 2004. Softback. 140 pages. SECONDHAND
The New Zealand descendants of James Smith of Inverurie. Violet and Gordon and Thomas Grey and Henry Jackson from Inverurie , and James and Helen Gray from Ayr, in Scotland. Settled in Central Otago in the 1860s. Introduction plus a family tree, genealogical chart.
Alistair M Smith, 1981. Mimeographed sheets in paper covers. 26 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
Extracts compiled from the writings of New Zealand women immigrants of 1840-50. The wives of prominent men during settlement kept vivid accounts of the times.
Paul's Book Arcade, Hamilton and Auckland, 1960. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 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
Sowry's shipboard journal of his voyage to New Zealand on the Zealandia in 1862. Appendices of the passengers on the ship, a chronology of James Sowry's life.
Clive Sowry, Lower Hutt, 1987. Softback. 47 pages. SECONDHAND
A detailed account of the local history of the family from the arrival in Auckland in 1842.
Copy Press, Nelson, 2001. Softback. 181 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
A short history of the Shand family from Scotland to New Zealand. Descended fromfrancis Shand and Janet Wilson (married 1771). Some in depth genealogy as well as local history related to the family involvement in the community. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription from the author on the half-title page.
Ann Green, Rotorua, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 336 pages. SECONDHAND
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