A survey of the origins and histories of New Zealand and its peoples from the beginnings of human settlement to the present. Topics covered include Maori-European encounters and conflicts, politics and identities, changes in everyday life, and the shifting relations between New Zealand and the Pacific, Australasian and British worlds. 100% internal assessment.
Taught by the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & Int'l Relations, part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
HIST 112 Book of Readings. Available from VicBooks, Student Union Building.
Writing History Essays which can be downloaded from the History Resources web page.
Philippa Mein Smith, A Concise History of New Zealand, Melbourne, 2005. A very valuable broad overview incorporating recent research in New Zealand history.
Michael King, The Penguin History of New Zealand, Auckland, 2003. The final work of the late Michael King. A single volume history of New Zealand and New Zealanders from the beginning of human habitation to the present. An excellent introduction to the broad sweep of New Zealand history.
Giselle Byrnes, (ed), The New Oxford History of New Zealand, Melbourne, 2009. The very latest general history of New Zealand. In a series of thematic chapters the volume tests the notion of New Zealand’s history as a quest for ‘national identity’.
James Belich, Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nineteenth century, Auckland, 1997, and Paradise Reforged: A History of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the year 2000, Auckland, 2001. A two volume history of New Zealand, broad, wide ranging and provocative.
Bronwyn Dalley, Living in the 20th Century: New Zealand history in Photographs, 1900‐1980, Wellington, 2000. Illustrated thematic survey of the twentieth century. It usefully summarises recent New Zealand historiography.
Geoffrey W Rice, (ed), The Oxford History of New Zealand, revised edition, Auckland, 1992. Provides comprehensive coverage and detailed bibliographies for each chapter and a useful series of maps and tables.
Keith Sinclair, (ed), The Oxford Illustrated History of New Zealand, 2nd edition, Auckland, 1997. Illustrated topical chapters across the 19th and 20th centuries.
Ranginui Walker, Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou‐Struggle Without End, revised edition, Auckland, 2004. Survey history of Aotearoa/New Zealand focusing on last 150 years, written from a Maori perspective. First published 1990.
Instructor: Jim McAloon.
Teaching dates 4th March 2013 - 9th June 2013
For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.