Changing Times : New Zealand Since 1945

Author(s): Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow


From the "golden weather" of postwar economic growth, through the globalization, economic challenges, and protest of the 1960s and 1970s, to the free market revolution and new immigrants of the 1980s and 1990s and beyond, this account, the most complete and comprehensive history of New Zealand since 1945, illustrates the chronological and social history of the country with the engaging stories of real individuals and their experiences.

Leading historians Jennifer Carlyon and Diana Morrow discuss in great depth New Zealand's move toward nuclear-free status, its embrace of a small-state, free-market ideology, and the seeming rejection of its citizens of a society known for the "worship of averages." Stories of pirate radio in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, the first DC8 jets landing at Mangere airport, feminists liberating pubs, public protests over the closing of post offices, and indigenous language nests vividly demonstrate how a postwar society famous around the world for its dull conformity became one of the most ethnically, economically, and socially diverse countries on earth.


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Dr. Jennifer Carlyon and Dr. Diana Morrow are prominent New Zealand historians. They are authors of Urban Village: The Story of Ponsonby, Freeman's Bay and St Mary's Bay (Random House, 2008) and A Fine Prospect: A History of Remuera, Meadowbank and St Johns (Random House, 2011).

General Fields

  • : 9781869407827
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : January 2013
  • : 234mm X 156mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : November 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow
  • : 520
  • : Very Good
  • : 993.035
  • : en
  • : 1st Edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Black and white