Rebecca Lenihan

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Teaching in 2021


  • BA (Hons), PhD VUW

Research areas

  • New Zealand History
  • 19th and 20th Century Scottish History
  • Migration History
  • Quantitative History
  • Digital Humanities

Current research

I am currently working on Charlotte Macdonald's Marsden Funded project Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Settler, creating a profile of the men who comprised the imperial troops who were stationed in New Zealand in the 1860s and examining garrison culture in relation to these men. On the side, I am writing up some of the analysis from the post-doctoral research I carried out at the University of Guelph between 2011 and 2013, tracing individuals from a sample of the 1871 census of Scotland forward to the 1880/1881 censuses of Scotland, England, Canada and the United States.


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