The year is 1890 and the writer is nineteen years old when she and her two sisters decided - on the toss of a coin - to embark on a voyage on the S.S. Hinemoa to the Sub Antarctic Islands of New Zeala..
Breaking open colonisation to reveal tangled cultural and economic networks, Webs of Empire offers new paths into our colonial history. Linking Gore and Chicago, Maori and Asia, India and newspapers, ..
New Zealand agriculture has seen huge changes in the period from the end of WWII to the 2000 Millenium. Mechanisation, new products, new plants and animals, and changing financial fortunes. Technical ..
Pacific Films was founded on the belief that without locally made feature films, a country imperils its very identity. Led by its idiosyncratic producer John O'Shea, the story of Pacific Films begins ..
A sea voyage in the nineteenth century was not for the faint-hearted. The hazards were many and accidents commonplace. Of the ways a ship might meet its end, destruction by fire was perhaps the most f..
From Kaitaia in Northland to Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand's nineteenth-century towns were full of entrepreneurial women. Contrary to what we might expect, colonial women were not only wives and..
For the men and women of the skilled trades in the early 20th century, the skills and knowledge of their respective crafts were a source of identity and pride. Together with the so-called unskilled, w..