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New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs Historical Branch

Overview
Works: 83 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 4,322 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Records and correspondence  Genealogy  Maps  Military history  Pictorial works  Folklore 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: RC150.9.N45, 951.9042
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by New Zealand
New Zealand and the Korean War by I. C McGibbon( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family matters : child welfare in twentieth-century New Zealand by Bronwyn Dalley( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the changes in government child welfare services from 1902 until 1992"--Back cover
Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48 by Laurie Brocklebank( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on official records and personal diaries and recollections, "Jayforce" traces the reasons for New Zealand's participation in the military occupation of Japan following World War II, and the steps taken to fulfil the commitment
A civilised community : a history of social security in New Zealand, 1898-1998 by Margaret McClure( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who should receive social security? Whose needs are the greatest? Is social security a mark of citizenship or a cause for shame? Should cash benefits provide for basic sustenance or promote a sense of belonging? Does a benefit for sole parents break down family structures? How can the costs of social security be controlled? These questions are not new and have been vigorously debated throughout the twentieth century. Using departmental archives, "A civilised community" traces the history of social security policy in New Zeland from the introduction of the old age pension in 1898 through the passing of the Social Security Act 1938 and up to the recent benefit cuts and the superannuation referendum of 1997. It explores both the major innovations and the serious inadequacies of social security policy in New Zealand and shows how, in the struggle among competing groups for some claim on the public purse, the old have usually gained the most ... This important and lively study illuminates New Zealanders' changing ideals of community over a hundred years and gives a valuable historical perspective to current debates on welfare and superannuation."--Back cover
Nearly out of heart and hope : the puzzle of a colonial labourer's diary by Miles Fairburn( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the 800,000-word diary of James Cox, an itinerant labourer living in New Zealand between 1880 and 1925 ... a rare record of the daily life of a permanent member of the colonial working class"--Back cover
Undiplomatic dialogue : letters between Carl Berendsen and Alister McIntosh, 1943-52 by Carl Berendsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This selection from the fascinating private correspondence between two of the founding members of New Zealand's diplomatic service is a frank, illuminating, and witty exchange on politics at home and abroad by two distinguished public servants. Prepared to celebrate the fiftieth More ... anniversary of the founding of the Ministry of Foreign Relations & Trade, it offers unparalleled insights into the diplomatic issues of the postwar world and into the actions of many political figures. The editor, Ian McGibbon, has written an excellent introduction as well as extensive notes that aid the reader to gain a thorough understanding of the correspondence."--Publisher description
A woman of good character : single women as immigrant settlers in nineteenth-century New Zealand by Charlotte Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thousands of young women ... came to New Zealand as 'government' or assisted immigrants between the 1840s and the 1880s. Most knew little of their destination - only that young women like them were urgently needed to work as domestic servants and to balance the 'disproportion of the sexes' in the fledgling colony ... explores the women's life histories and life patterns both prior to and after emigration. Theirs is a forgotten history, and a unique one, and their story challenges many of our preconceptions about women's lives in nineteenth-century New Zealand"--Cover
New Zealand prepares for war : defence policy, 1919-39 by W. David McIntyre( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te haurapa : an introduction to researching tribal histories and traditions by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offers straightforward advice for Maori people on how to gather historical knowledge and present it in a way that is useful for other researchers and members of whanau, hapu and iwi"--Publisher's description
Women together : a history of women's organisations in New Zealand : nga ropu wahine o te motu by Anne Else( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People, politics and power stations : electric power generation in New Zealand, 1880-1990( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of government construction of New Zealand's power stations - hydro-electric, thermal and geothermal - tells us much about our own past. As a vital part of this country's infrastructure, electricity has shaped social patterns and transformed our way of life."--Publisher's description
The mother of all departments : the history of the Department of Internal Affairs by Michael Bassett( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Joseph Heenan, the most illustrious of all its secretaries, called the Department of Internal Affairs 'the mother of all departments'. A rather more earthy Australian friend of his called it the 'guts department'. In a sense, both were right. Written with liveliness and colour, illustrated with photographs, anecdotes and rich detail, The Mother of All Departments brings to life the history of the first and most important agency of government in nineteenth-century New Zealand. It traces the evolution of the Department of Internal Affairs from its genesis as the Colonial Secretary's Off
Black November : the 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand by Geoffrey Rice( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book details New Zealand's worst public health crisis, and its worst natural disaster: over 8,500 New Zealanders died from influenza and pneumonia in just six weeks. Nearly a quarter of the victims were Maori, who died at seven times the death rate of European New Zealanders
Women's history : a short guide to researching and writing women's history in New Zealand by Bronwyn Labrum( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Turnbull : a library and its world by Rachel Barrowman( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... A history of the Alexander Turnbull Library"--P. vi
Safeguarding the public health : a history of the New Zealand Department of Health by Derek A Dow( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To fight for the Empire : an illustrated history of New Zealand and the South African War, 1899-1902 by John Crawford( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictorial account of New Zealand's role in the South African War (1899-1902), also known as the Boer War
Bateman New Zealand historical atlas = Ko Papatuanuku e Takoto Nei( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French Akaroa : an attempt to colonise southern New Zealand by Peter Tremewan( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the elaborate French government-backed plans to settle and annex 'Southern New Zealand' - and at what the French did when they found the British had got there first. The lives of the French (and German) men, women and children who ended up creating little settlements in Akaroa Harbour is a major focus of this fascinating book, which also explains some of the French heritage that attracts so many tourists to the Banks Peninsula town of Akaroa today
Women and welfare work, 1893-1993 by Penny Ehrhardt( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Family matters : child welfare in twentieth-century New Zealand
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Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48Nearly out of heart and hope : the puzzle of a colonial labourer's diaryThe mother of all departments : the history of the Department of Internal AffairsBlack November : the 1918 influenza pandemic in New ZealandThe Turnbull : a library and its world