School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for HIST 112 in 2017.

HIST-112 – New Histories in New Zealand-Aotearoa

Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:History, Phil, Pol Sci & IRRestrictions:None

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.

Tuition Fees

2016: domestic $876.00     international $3,985.80

Set Text

The following two works are essential for the course in 2016.  They are required reading for the tutorial-workshop programme.  Students can access these in at least four ways:

As hardcopy books available for purchase through VicBooks.

As hardcopy books in the VUW Library.

As electronic books in the VUW Library.

As designated readings for HIST 112 through the Talis system running through the Blackboard site for the course.

Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney & Aroha Harris, Tangata Whenua: A History, Wellington, 2015.

Note: this is the text-only, compact version of the original work published in 2014 as Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History (see below).  You can choose between the original illustrated and the compact text-only version if opting for purchase or accessing in hardcopy from the Library.

Philippa Mein Smith, A Concise History of New Zealand, Melbourne, 2005, 2nd ed, 2011.

Writing History Essays which can be downloaded from the History Resources web page.

Trimester 2 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
7521 11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Tue, Thu1100 - 1150Cotton [Kelburn]LT122Charlotte Macdonald*
Arini Loader
Jim McAloon 
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Tue, Thu1100 - 1150Cotton [Kelburn]LT122

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.