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A History of New Zealand Women


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IntroductionChapter 1 Origins, Traditions and 'Civilisation' Before 1814Chapter 2 A Civilising Mission 1814-1856Chapter 3 Settling Pakeha Families, Unsettling Whanau 1850s-1860sChapter 4 War, Gold and Dispossession 1860s-1880sChapter 5 The Quest for Citizenship 1885-1890sChapter 6 New Expectations for a New Century 1900-1919Chapter 7 Motherhood, Morality and a Voice for Women in the Interwar Years 1919-1940Chapter 8 The 'Modern Woman' of the Interwar Years 1919-1940Chapter 9 On the Home Front: From Dependence to Independence 1939-1951Chapter 10 Suburbia: Expansiveness and Confinement 1950s-1960sChapter 11 Decade of Discovery 1967-1977Chapter 12 Into the Corridors of Power 1977-1986Chapter 13 Reckoning with Women 1984-1990sChapter 14 Shaping the New Millennium 2000-2015Acknowledgements 484Editorial Note 485Endnotes 486Index 544

About the Author

Barbara Brookes is Professor of History at the University of Otago. Her research interests include gender relations in New Zealand, and the history of health and disease in New Zealand and Britain. She has written a book on abortion in twentieth century England, and co-edited several collections of essays on New Zealand history. She is currently working on a history of New Zealand women.

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