Books — New Zealand

The Far Downers: The People and History of Haast and Jackson Bay
The Far Downers: The People and History of Haast and Jackson Bay
2001 Julia Bradshaw, is a history of one of New Zealands most remote settlements situated at the end of the present day road in South Westland and offers a rare insight into the lives of twentieth–century pioneers
A5, soft cover, 152pp, photos, family trees
NZ$34.95 (plus p+h)


Available from
Otago University Press
PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand

The Heather and the Fern Scottish Immigration & New Zealand Settlement
2003 edited by Tom Brooking & Jennie Coleman, covers 19th and 20th century migration bringing together essays on many aspects of Scottish settlement in NZ, including individual stories
230 x 150mm, paperback, 208pp, b/w photos, notes, maps, graphs, bibliography, index, ISBN 1877276332, NZ$39.95 (incl p+h in NZ)
Available from
Otago University Press
PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Heather and the Fern Scottish Immigration & New Zealand Settlement

The Irish in New Zealand: Historical Contexts & Perspectives
The Irish in New Zealand: Historical Contexts & Perspectives
2002 Brad Patterson, contains 12 chapters on topics such as migration patterns, religious history, politics, community studies and how these affected the Irish living in New Zealand and more
A5, soft cover, 203pp, surnames, subject & place names indexes
ISBN 0473089688
, NZ$34.95 (incl p+h in NZ)
Available from
Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand

The New Zealand Family from 1840
2007 Ian Pool, Arunachalam Dharmalingam and Janet Sceats, an authoritative, definitive demographic history of the New Zealand family since 1840 which interprets the changing story of the family and its makeup, its members and its impact at a time when opinions on this ancient institution range from nostalgia to shock to puzzlement Soft cover, 240 x 150mm, 474pp
ISBN 9781869403577
, NZ$50.00, AUD$59.95
Distributed in New Zealand by Auckland University Press
The New Zealand Family from 1840

The New Zealand Genealogist's Family Historian
The New Zealand Genealogist's Family Historian
2004 edited by Richard Stedman, contains nine essays, many including comprehensive bibliographies and notes, about families who contributed to the tapestry of the nation's history
soft cover, 128pp, illustrated, ISBN 1877217166
, NZ$35.00

Available from
New Zealand Society of Genealogists
PO Box 8795 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand

The New Zealand Information Booklet
compiled and published by Ailsa Corlett, contains a wealth of information for researchers including all relevant addresses, BDMs, Immigration etc. plus map of NZ showing regional boundaries
A5, soft cover, 19pp
AUD$2.50 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
A Corlett, PO Box 2184, Tingalpa Qld 4173, Australia
The New Zealand Information Booklet

The Oral Traditions of Ngai Tahu
The Oral Traditions of Ngai Tahu
2003 Rawiri Te Maire Tua, examines the oral traditions of Ngai Tahu, the dominant tribal group of southern New Zealand, to understand how the past is interpreted
170 x 250mm, soft cover, appendices, maps
ISBN 1877276278, NZ$49.95, AUD$63.80

Distributed in New Zealand by Otago University Press

The Railways of New Zealand: A Journey Through History
2nd ed. Geoffrey Churchman and Tony Hurst, the updated, lavishly illustrated history of the entire New Zealand Railways network, first published in 1990
286 x 213mm, 224pp, hard cover, 300+ b/w and colour photos (including 39 colour and 58 b/w photos not in 1st ed.)
ISBN 0908876203,
NZ$59.95 (plus p+h)

Available from
Transpress New Zealand
PO Box 10-215, Wellington, New Zealand
The Railways of New Zealand - A Journey Through History

The Summer Ships
The Summer Ships
2002 Colin Amodeo, is the story of New Zealand pioneering families and the first six ships to Canterbury in 1850–51, the arrival of the Bishop-designate of Lyttelton, the founding of the first Association Schools and also details the Australian shagroonconnections, namely Mark Stoddart, John Caverhill and Charles Sidey and a great deal more
A4, paperback, 360pp, 6 full colour plates, b/w illustrations, bibliography NZ$69.95 (plus p+h)
Available from
The Caxton Press, PO Box 25-088, Christchurch, New Zealand

Waimarino County & Excursions
2007 Martin Edmond, a book of essays described as elegant discursions on themes of memory, words and travel divided into four sections: Autobiographies, Meditations, Illusions and Voices
soft cover, 210 x 138mm, 272pp
ISBN 9781869403911, NZ$35.00, AUD$44.95


Distributed in New Zealand by Auckland University Press
Waimarino County & Excursions

Whakapapa: An introduction to Maori family history research
Whakapapa: An introduction to Maori family history research
explains how whakapapa is different, describes available records and how to access and interpret them, with lists of postal and email addresses plus glossary of Maori words and meanings
soft cover, A4, 16pp, b/w images
ISBN 0473111721, NZ18.00


Available from
New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc
PO Box 14036, Panmure Auckland 1741, New Zealand

Writers in Residence: A Journey with Pioneer New Zealand Writers
2004 edited by Jenny Robin Jones, a collection of twenty 19th century writers accounts of living in a strange new land covering social, political and literary history from a wide variety of perspectives
242 x 164mm, paperback, 328pp, bibliography, b/w photos, index, notes
ISBN 1869403029, NZ$44.99

Available from
Auckland University Press
Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
Writers in Residence: A Journey with Pioneer New Zealand Writers

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