Charlotte Macdonald

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Professor of History School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations


Teaching in 2020

Office hours

By appointment. I am usually available to meet with students following scheduled lectures, tutorials and seminar classes.


  • BA
  • BA (Hons) Massey
  • PhD Auck
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi

Research areas

  • 19th colonies and empires
  • New Zealand history
  • Gender and women's history
  • Cultural history of bodies, modernity, sport and spectating

In 2014 Charlotte Macdonald was awarded a 3-year Marsden grant for her project 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Settler: Garrison and Empire in the Nineteenth Century'. Find out more about the project at Soldiers of Empire. Database of 12,000 imperial soldiers in New Zealand in 1860s can be found here.

Historical website developed with HIST 316 New Zealand Social History class in 2014: Looking Down the Barrel of History

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ORCID: 0000-0003-0511-3904

Recent publications

  • Chapter 'A Radical Notion' from Bronwyn Labrum, ed, Women Now. The Legacy of Female Suffrage, Te Papa Press: Wellington, 2018, pp.169-182.ISBN 978-0-9941460-0-7
  • ‘Power that Hurts: Harriet Gore Browne and the perplexities of living inside empire’, Itinerario, 42: 1 (2018), 16-32. Cambridge University Press Journal
  • ‘Revisiting Three Eugenic Moments: 1903, 1928, 1937. The Disappointments and Hopes of Antipodean Progressives’, Diane B. Paul, John Stenhouse and Hamish Spencer, eds, Eugenics at the Edges of Empire, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 219-241. ISBN 978-3-319-64685-5. ISBN 978-3-319-64686-2 (eBook)
  • ‘Histories Beyond the Boundaries’, International Journal of the History of Sport, 20 Oct 2017, 1-5. ISSN 0952-3367; E-ISSN 1743-9035
  • Review, Kiera Lindsey, The Convict’s Daughter. The scandal that shocked a colony, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2016, Womens History Review, 26: 6 (2017), 1043-1044
  • ‘Why Was There No Answer to the ‘Servant Problem’? Paid Domestic Work and the Making of a White New Zealand, 1840s-1950s’ , New Zealand Journal of History, 51: 1 (April 2017), 7-35. ISSN0028-8322
  • ‘W.H. Oliver. Obituary’, New Zealand Journal of History, 50: 1 (2016), 155-157. ISSN0028-8322.
  • ‘The First World War and the Making of Colonial Memory’, Journal of New Zealand Literature, 33: 2 (2015), 15-37. ISSN 0112-1227.
  • ‘People of the Land, Voting Citizens in the Nation, Subjects of the Crown: Historical Perspectives on Gender and Law n Nineteenth-Century New Zealand’, Law&History. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society, 2015 (2), 32-59. ISSN 1177-3170.
  • 'The Face on the Wall: Mrs Humphrey Devereux as object, as art, as family', A. Cooper, L. Paterson, A. Wanhalla, eds, The Lives of Colonial Objects (Dunedin: University of Otago Press: 2015), 68-73, 332-3. ISBN 978-1-927322-02-4.
  • 'Taking Colonialism Home: Cook Island 'Housegirls' in New Zealand, 1939-1948', Victoria K. Haskins and Claire Lowrie, eds, Colonisation and Domestic Service: historical and contemporary perspectives, London and New York: Routledge, 2014, 273-288. ISBN 978-1-138-01389-6.
  • 'Jane Eyre at home and abroad', Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr, ed, Ten Books that Shaped the British Empire. Creating an Imperial Commons, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2014, 50-70. ISBN 978-0-8223-5827-5.
  • 'Body and Self: Learning to be Modern in 1920s - 30s Britain', Women’s History Review, 22:2 (2013), 267-279.
  • Strong, Beautiful and Modern. National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935-1960, Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2011. 240pp. ISBN 978-1-927131-40-4, UBC Press, Vancouver, 2013 ISBN 9780774825283, Winner of the Ian Wards Prize 2012. Winner of the Ian Wards Prize 2012; shortlisted for Ernest Scott Prize, 2012; winner Association for Australian Sports History Best Book Prize, 2013.
  • 'Beyond the Realm: the loss of culture as the colonial condition', Journal of New Zealand Studies 12 (2011), 1-12.
  • Introduction, Turnbull Library Record, 45 (2011), 6-11.
  • 'Men and Women, Boys and Girls', major thematic chapter, Social Connections These, Te Ara-Encyclopedia of New Zealand, 2010.
  • 'Land, Death and Dower in the Settler Empire: the Lost Cause of "the Widows Third" in Nineteenth-century New Zealand', Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 41: 3 (2010), 493-518.
  • 'Ways of Belonging: sporting spaces in New Zealand History', chapter 12 in The New Oxford History of New Zealand, ed. Giselle Byrnes, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780195584714.
  • 'Between Religion and Empire: Sarah Selwyn’s Aotearoa/New Zealand, Eton and Lichfield, England, c.1840s-1900', Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, 19: 2 (2008), 43-75 (Winner of Canadian Historical Association Prize 2009 for best article in journal).
  • 'Intimacy of the envelope: fiction, commerce and empire in the correspondence of friends Mary Taylor and Charlotte Brontë, c.1845-1855', Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton, eds., Moving Subjects. Gender, Mobility and Intimacy in an Age of Empire, Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-252-07568-1.
  • 'Suffrage, Gender and Sovereignty in New Zealand', Irma Sulkunen, Seija-Leena Nevala-Nurmi, Pirjo Markkola, eds., Suffrage, Gender and Citizenship. International Perspectives on Parliamentary Reforms, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. ISBN 1-4438-0162-3.
  • 'Marching teams and modern girls: bodies and culture in interwar New Zealand', Paula Birnbaum and Anna Novakov, eds., Essays on Women’s Artistic and Cultural Contributions 1919-1939: Expanded Social Roles for the New Woman following the First World War, Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-7734-4807-0.
  • 'Two peoples, one museum: biculturalism and visitor ‘experience' at Te Papa – 'Our Place', New Zealand’s new national museum’, Daniel Walkowitz and Lisa Maya Knauer, eds., Contested Histories in Public Space. Memory, space and nation, Chapel Hill: Duke University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8223-4236-6.
  • 'Marching in unison, dressing in uniform: stepping out in style with marching teams', Bronwyn Labrum, Fiona McKergow and Stephanie Gibson, eds., Looking Flash. Clothing in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2007, pp.186-205. ISBN 9781869403973.
  • Women Writing Home, 1700-1920. Female Correspondence across the British Empire, Volume 5 New Zealand, Pickering and Chatto, London, 2006, 434pp ISBN 10-1851967931.
  • 'Putting bodies on the line: marching spaces in Cold War culture', John Bale and Patricia Vertinsky, eds., Sites of Sport, Routledge, London, 2003, ISBN 07146 5343 8.
  • 'Emily's Dream: A women's memorial building and a history without walls. Citizenship and the politics of public remembrance in 1930s-40s New Zealand', M. Lake, K. Holmes and P. Grimshaw, eds., Women's Rights and Human Rights. International Historical Perspectives, Macmillan, London, 2000-2001.
  • 'Strangers at the hearth: the eclipse of domestic service in New Zealand homes c. 1830s-1940s', Barbara Brookes, ed., At Home in New Zealand. History, Houses, People, Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2000.
  • 'Too many men and too few women: gender's 'fatal impact' in nineteenth-century colonies', Caroline Daley and Deborah Montgomerie, eds., The gendered kiwi, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1999.
  • 'Race and Empire at "Our Place": New Zealand's new national museum', Radical History Review, 75 (Fall 1999), pp.80-91.
  • 'My Hand Will Write What My Heart Dictates'. The unsettled lives of women in nineteenth-century New Zealand as revealed to sisters, families and friends, with Frances Porter, Bridget Williams Books and Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1996.
  • The Vote, the Pill and the Demon Drink. A history of feminist writing in New Zealand, 1869-1993, edited and introduced, Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 1993.
  • Women in History 2. Essays on Women in New Zealand, edited with Barbara Brookes and Margaret Tennant, Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 1992.
  • The Book of New Zealand Women/Ko Kui Ma te Kaupapa, edited with Merimeri Penfold and Bridget Williams, Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 1991.
  • A Woman of Good Character. Single women as immigrant settlers in nineteenth century New Zealand, Allen & Unwin, Wellington, 1990.
  • Women in History. Essays on European Women in New Zealand, edited with Barbara Brookes and Margaret Tennant, Allen & Unwin/Port Nicholson Press, Wellington, 1986.
  • 'Ellen Silk and her sisters. Female emigration to the New World', London Feminist History Group, The Sexual Dynamics of History, Pluto Press, London, 1983.

Research events

Symposium convenor, ‘Garrison Towns in the 19thC Empire’, 4-5 December 2017, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. For further details see

‘Garrison towns, garrison colony: remapping the mid-nineteenth century empire’, Garrison Towns in the 19thC Empire, 4-5 December 2017, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

‘Are we there yet? Law and the quest for a better society – histories from a New Zealand perspective, c.1860s-2017’. Keynote address, Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society Conference, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 14-16 December 2017.

‘Auckland via Calcutta: military cosmopolitanism in the mid-nineteenth century’, Tāmaki Herenga Waka Where Histories Meet, New Zealand Historical Association Conference, University of Auckland, 29 Nov-1 Dec 2017.

‘Counting Redcoats: Who were the imperial soldiers serving in New Zealand in the 1860s?’, with Dr Rebecca Lenihan. Ministry of Culture and Heritage public lecture series, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, Wellington, Wednesday 4 October 2017

‘Shooting at History: The Military Occupation of 19thC New Zealand and the 2017 Legacy of Big Data’, Royal Society of New Zealand – Manawatu Branch, Palmerston North, 22 August 2017

‘Shooting at the Settler State: Connecting Soldiers, Barracks and Brothels in the mid-19thC Colonial World’, Montreal History Group, McGill University, 9 June 2017.

Absent, Indigenous and Imagined: army wives and soldier settlers in the 1860s , in Panel: Army Wives, Regimental Domesticity and Garrison Culture: difficult conversations across the British Empire, c.1820s-1920s, with Professor Anna Clark (Minnesota),Dr Paul Huddle (Queen’s), Dr Erica Wald (Goldsmiths), Seventeenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. Genders, and Sexualities, 1-4 June 2017, Hofstra University, New York.

‘Sporting Citizenship: The Hopes, Disappointments and Dilemmas of the Post-1918 years’, Max Howell and Reet M. Howell International Keynote Address, North American Society for Sports History Conference, 27 May 2017, State University of California, Fullerton.

Co-ordinator, ‘The Butcher Shop’ Public Discussion series, May 2017, Victoria University of Wellington, an activity of the Enriching National Culture Research Strand. The series can be followed as a podcast on Radio New Zealand.

Convenor, Symposium, ‘Rage Against the Machine. Individualism versus Collectivism in New Zealand and the British Empire – Individual Rights and Biopolitics’, Victoria University of Wellington, 8 April 2017. Symposium featured Professor Anna Clark, University of Minnesota.

Participant, ‘Fitness in the Modern West’ Workshop, University of Otago, 21 February 2017.

Mrs Dowd and the Enigma of the Nineteenth Century ‘Redcoat Empire’, Sir Keith Sinclair Annual Lecture, University of Auckland, 13 October 2016.

‘The thrill of the archive, the tap of the key: 19th Century archives, big data and clandestine lives’, ARANZ 40, Archives and Records Association of New Zealand 40th Anniversary Symposium, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 25-26 August 2016.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Settler: Garrison and Empire in the Nineteenth Century, Friends of the Turnbull Library, Public Lecture Programme, National Library of New Zealand, 13 April 2016.

‘Rethinking Settler Colonialism’, New Zealand Historical Association Conference, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 2-4 December 2015.

'Defiance, Posession and Repossession: Jane Eyre', Writers and Readers: Books that Shaped and Subverted the British Empire, Australia in the World Symposium, University of Melbourne, May 2015.

'Power that Hurts: Harriet Gore Browne and the perplexities of living inside empire', Opening keynote, Private Lives of Empire Conference, University of Sydney, April 2015.

'Revisiting Three Eugenic Moments: 1903, 1928, 1937', 'Eugenics in British Colonial Contexts: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa', Symposium, University of Otago, 7-8 February 2015.

'Imperial Wars and Metropolitan Memory: Greenwich’s Forgotten Men', Address to launch Great Memory Challenge, Faculty Research Initiative, University of Greenwich, London, 9 October 2014.

'Since she is a woman as well': Meri Mangakahia meets Queen Victoria – indigenous British subjects in 19thC New Zealand', International Panel: Gendered Encounters in Imperial Legal Regimes: Creative Reinterpretations of Colonial Law From the 19th-Century Edges of New Zealand, the Great Lakes, the African Cape, and the North American West, Berkshire Conference on Women’s History, University of Toronto and York University, 22-25 May 2014.

'WW1 and Colonial Memory' keynote address, WW1 Conference, Centre for New Zealand Studies, Birkbeck College, London, 3-4 July 2014.

'Beautiful Bodies: Glasgow's 1938 Gift to Women and Empire', Invited keynote address, Women’s History Scotland, Dundee University, 19-20 September 2014. Sue Innes Memorial Lecture.

'People of the land, voting citizens in the nation, subjects of the crown: historical perspectives on gender and the law in Nineteenth Century New Zealand', International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Intersectional Analyses in Law: Symposium, University of Wollongong, 9-11 July, 2014.

Convener, with Dr Arini Loader, 'Fast History, Slow Reading: He Pukapuka Tataku Tenei', Research Symposium, 16 May 2014, Victoria University of Wellington.

Fast History, Slow Reading

Founder Lecture, Friends of the Turnbull Library, Wellington, 19 June 2014: 'Looking down the barrel of history: tragedy and heroism at Te Ranga, 21 June 1864'.

Conference paper, 'If thine enemy hunger, feed him': Henare Taratoa's code of honourable combat and colonial modernity, Honour and Humanity Symposium, University of Sydney, 5-6 December 2013.

Conference paper, 'No Maoris, No Tour': questioning race and responsibility in 1959-60, with David Stone, New Zealand Historical Association Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, 20-22 November 2013.

Conference paper, 'The Face on the Wall: Mrs Humphrey Devereux as Object, Art, as Family', Colonial Objects Symposium, Centre for the Study of Colonial Culture, University of Otago/Toitu Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 11-13 February 2013.

Keynote address, '"Its good to be a guy": valuing gender in the early 21st century', At a Crossroads: Reconsidering Gender and Identities Symposium, Department of History and Art History, Humanities Division research Network, University of Otago, 4-5 April 2013.

Keynote speaker, Graduate History Conference, Department of History, University of Auckland, 7 September 2012.

Keynote speaker, 'The King's Speech and Sensible Flesh: the Pains and Pleasures of 20th Century history making' (J. C. Beaglehole Lecture), Past Tensions: New Zealand Historical Association Conference, University of Waikato, November 2011.

'Sport: The Omnivore's Dilemma. The Beautiful, Horrible Legacy of 20thC Sport', Public Lecture, Friends of the Turnbull Library, Wellington, 21 September 2011.

Keynote speaker, 'Beyond Representations: Cultural Histories of Colonial New Zealand', University of Otago, November 2010.

Inaugural Professorial Lecture, 'The Skeleton in my Life: Harriet Gore Browne's 19thC Problem', 3 August 2010. (Please click lecture title for videocast).

Convenor, Symposium 'Donald McLean-Te Makarini: Folders and Lives', 17 April 2009, Victoria University of Wellington.

Convenor, Colloquium on Personal Correspondence: Historical Perspectives, Victoria University of Wellington, 20-21 July 2006, with Kate Hunter and Susan Foley. Lead speaker: Professor Cecile Dauphin, Centre de Recherches Historique, Paris.

She holds office in the following organisations

  • Honorary Research Associate, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand.
  • Council member, Archives and Records Association of New Zealand.
  • Member of Advisory Group, New Zealand Cricket Museum.
  • Member, Editorial Board, New Zealand Journal of History, Australian Historical Studies, International Journal of History of Sport.
  • Council and Executive Member, New Zealand Historical Association, 1999-2006, 2008-2015, 2018- (President in 1997-98 and 2007).
  • Member, Humanities and Social Sciences Panel, Royal Society of New Zealand.
  • Chair, Bridget Williams Books Publishing Trust.
  • She has been a Co-ordinator of the New Zealand Women's History Network: member of the International Federation for Research in Women's History/Federation Internationale pour le Recherche en Histoire des Femmes.

Recent theses completed under supervision:


  • Louise Mataia-Milo, ‘Subtle Invasions: Aspects of Samoan Women’s Wartime Experiences’, 2016 (co-supervisor with Adrian Muckle)
  • Ambalika Guha, 'Modernizing Childbirth in Colonial Bengal. A History of Institutionalization and Professionalization of Midwifery, c.1860-1947', PhD thesis, 2015 (co-supervisor with Sekhar Bandyopadhyay).
  • Grace Millar, 'Families and the 1951 New Zealand Waterfront Lockout', PhD thesis, 2013 (co-supervisor: Dr Jim McAloon).
  • Susann Liebich, 'Connected Readers: Reading Practices and Communities Across the British Empire, c.1890-1930', PhD thesis, 2012.
  • Hayley Brown, 'Loosening the Marriage Bond: Divorce in New Zealand c. 1890s - c. 1950s', PhD thesis, 2011.
  • Nadia J. Gush, 'Cultural Fields of the Canterbury Plains: women and cultural citizenship in Canterbury c.1890-1940', PhD thesis, (awarded Zander and Durden Families Prize) 2007.
  • Paul Christoffel, 'Removing temptation: New Zealand's alcohol restrictions 1881-2005', PhD thesis (with Melanie Nolan), 2006.


  • Daniel Thompson, ‘Trajectories of Violence. A Cultural History of the Enfield Rifle in the British Empire’, 2017
  • John McLellan, ‘Soldiers and Colonists: Imperial Soldiers as Settlers in Nineteenth-century New Zealand’, 2017
  • Kathryn Street, ‘The Colonial Reinvention of the Hei Tiki: Pounamu, Knowledge and Empire, 1860s-1940s’ (supervised with Arini Loader), 2017
  • Julia Wells, 'Quinine, Whisky, and Sun Helmets: amateur medicine in British East and South-Central Africa, 1890-1939', MA thesis, 2016. Julia Wells was winner of Zander and Durden Prize, 2016, and has published articles from her thesis in African Studies Quarterly and African Historical Review.
  • Sarah Burgess, 'Ladies of Empire: Governors' Wives in New Zealand, 1887-1926', MA thesis, 2015.
  • Jessie Annett-Wood, 'The Modern Woman in The Mirror: Modernity and the New Zealand Women's Magazine, 1922-1932', MA thesis, 2015.
  • Richard Thomson, 'At Home with New Zealand in the 1960s', MA thesis, 2013.
  • Catherine Falconer Gray, 'George French Angas and the Creation of Colonial Knowledge in New Zealand', MA thesis, 2013.
  • Jane Paul, 'Visual Histories. Amateur Film in New Zealand c.1923-1970' MA thesis, 2013 (co-supervisor: Dr Simone Gigliotti).
  • Jessica Maynard, 'Drown-proofing New Zealand: The Lear-to-Swim and Prevent Drowning Campaigns, 1936-1956', MA thesis, 2012
  • Owen Mann, 'Confirming Tradition, Confirming Change. A social history of the cricket tours to New Zealand in the 1930s', MA thesis (awarded with Distinction), 2011.
  • Samuel G. Ritchie, '"The sound of the bell amidst the wilds': Evangelical perceptions of northern Aotearoa/New Zealand Maori and the Aboriginal Peoples of Port Phillip, Australia, c.1820s-1840s', MA thesis (awarded with Distinction), 2009 (with Adrian Muckle).
  • Susie C. Johnston, 'Lighting up: the social history of smoking in New Zealand, c.1920-62', MA thesis (awarded with Distinction), 2009.
  • Megan Simpson, 'Radical spaces: New Zealand’s Resistance Bookshops, 1969-1977', MA thesis, 2007.
  • Debbie Stowe, 'John Pascoe's photography of the New Zealand home front during the Second World War: an historical analysis', MA thesis (with Simone Gigliotti), 2006.
  • Rick Dodgson, 'A question of authority the 1943 Furlough draft', MA thesis, 2006.
  • Rebecca Lenihan, 'Calamity in the capital: the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Wellington', 2005.
  • Wendy Hart, 'A world without weapons, a world without want: a history of the Women's International league for Peace and Freedom, 1955-c.1991', MA thesis (with Susan Grogan), 2005.
  • Tim Shoebridge, 'Stories in books and stories of life: Helen Shaw, New Zealand writer c.1937 - 1985', MA thesis (with Susan Grogan), 2004.
  • Grace Millar,'"Because we are all women": the relationship between the ideas of women's liberation and the development of the New Zealand feminist movement, 1970-1979', MA thesis, 2004.
  • Ann S. Robinson, 'She knew it when she saw it. Feminist anti-pornography movements in the United States and New Zealand, 1878-1993', MA thesis, (awarded with Distinction), 2001.

Honours research essays

  • Jamie Hawkins Elder, ‘Journeys through Encircled Lands. Travellers to Te Urewera 1894-1955 and their responses to the physical and human landscapes’, 2016
  • Scott Flutey, ‘Ladies at Arms for Empire: Patriotic Women’s Organisations in New Zealand during the South African War, 1899-1902’, 2016
  • Fiona Cliff, '"Forward the Light Brigade": The changing shape of the six hundred in New Zealand', 2015.
  • Gerald Lee, 'Abandoning Home and Family? Gender, consumption and motoring in interwar New Zealand 1919-39', 2015.
  • Hannah Small, 'Race and equality in the 1959-60 'No Maoris, No Tour' Protest Movement', (with Arini Loader), 2015.
  • Kathryn Street, 'Wartime Perspectives on Gender and Morality: U.S. Marines in Wellington 1942-45', 2015.
  • Jessie Annett-Wood, "'Barbaric Vanities": Women, Fashion and the War Effort in Britain, 1914-1918', 2013.
  • Tom Fitzsimons, 'Wellington’s newspaper space, 1896-1912', 2012
  • Katie Glover, 'Island of Shame. Internment of Enemy Aliens of the Second World War in New Zealand Fiction Writing – This House Has Three Walls, Live Bodies and The Swap', 2012
  • Lillie Le Dorre, 'Dancing Debs: Debutante Balls in Twentieth Century New Zealand, c.1920 – 1975', 2012
  • Jessica Brown, 'Trouble in Paradise: Marital Conflict and Desertion in New Zealand 1846-1867', 2010.
  • Amy Davis, 'New Zealand and the Festival of Britain, 1951', 2010.
  • Aislinn Ryan, 'A very, very sorry business': The age of apology and New Zealand's British child migration scheme 1949-1953', 2010.
  • Adam Allington, 'Gold-Shirts in God's Own? The Extreme Right in New Zealand During the 1930s Depression', 2009.
  • Kara Pennington, 'The rise of the collective: an exploration of alternative organisational practices adopted by 'second wave' liberation feminists of the United States of America and New Zealand', 2009.
  • Matthew Tonks, '"He Loved His Fellow Men": Michael Joseph Savage in Death and Memory', 2009.
  • Owen Mann, 'Cricket and the Imperial Mission to New Zealand in the Edwardian Age. The Lord Hawke XI (1902-1903) and MCC (1906-07)', 2008 (winner of the 300/400 level F P Wilson Prize, 2008).
  • Anna Monson, 'The First Lady in New Zealand. Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1943 visit to New Zealand: historically significant or a blip on the radar?', 2008.
  • Fiona Warren, 'Banning the Barmaid: The bar as a site of gender. New Zealand’s Licensing Amendment Act, 1910', 2007.
  • Susie Johnston, 'The Mt Eden Prison Riot: crime and crisis in 1960s New Zealand', Honours research essay, 2006 (winner of the 300/400 level F P Wilson prize, 2006).
  • Alice Neville, '"Avaricious money-making harlots" and "innocent country boys exposed to temptation": prostitution in New Zealand in World War I', 2006.
  • Zane Bower, 'Centrepoint Community: public perceptions, 1980-1990', (with Malcolm McKinnon), 2006.
  • Megan Simpson, 'Escaping the Isolated Suburbia Trip: Exploring the Alternative Lifestyle Movement in New Zealand in the 1970s', 2005.
  • Lisa Sacksen, 'The Very Error of the Moon, Dr Theodore Grant Gray and the Mental Defectives Amendment Act 1928', 2005.
  • Rebecca Lenihan, 'Calamity in the Capital: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Wellington', 2005.
  • Rosemary Fyfe, 'The Beeville Community, c.1933-1973. Rural Radicals', 2004.
  • Rachel Patrick, 'Tuberculosis in Wellington: A Case Study, 1890-1920', 2004.


Teaching in 2020