Blog Archives

Grogzone, Charlotte Macdonald

Wanted, a Beautiful Barmaid: Women Behind the Bar in New Zealand, 1830-1976 Susan Upton Victoria University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9780864738943 Conrad Bollinger famously dubbed New Zealand “Grog’s Own Country”. It was 1957. Bollinger was writing under the dark cloud of

See more ›

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Gender, History, Non-fiction, Review, Sociology

Getting fit for the Empire, Caroline Daley

Strong, Beautiful and Modern: National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935–1960 Charlotte Macdonald Bridget Williams Books, $50.00, ISBN 978927131404 In July 1937 the Physical Training and Recreation Act was passed in Britain. A few months later the

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Health, History, Non-fiction, Review, Sport

All shook up, Charlotte MacDonald

Magnitude Eight Plus: New Zealand’s Biggest Earthquake Rodney Grapes Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 0864733400 Poor Baron Von Alzdorf, owner of Wellington’s largest brick building, a hotel, was the township’s only casualty in the earthquake which struck at 9.17 pm

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in History, Non-fiction, Review, Science

In for the long haul, Charlotte Macdonald

The National Council of Women — A centennial history Dorothy Page Auckland University Press/Bridget Williams Books with the National Council of Women, $39.95, ISBN 1 86940 154 9 The Women’s Parliament: The National Council of Women of New Zealand 1896-1920

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Gender, History, Non-fiction, Politics & Law, Review

Stoic endurances, David Green

‘My hand will write what my heart dictates’: The unsettled lives of women in nineteenth-century New Zealand as revealed to sisters, family and friends ed Frances Porter and Charlotte Macdonald with Tui MacDonald Auckland University Press/Bridget Williams Books, $49.95, ISBN

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Non-fiction, Review

Collecting and classifying, Charlotte Macdonald

The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography Volume Two 1870‑1900, Bridget Williams Books/ Department of Internal Affairs, $130.00 Te Timatanga ‑ Tatau Tatau: Early Stories from Founding Members of the Maori Women’s Welfare League, Maori Women’s Welfare League/ Bridget Williams Books,

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Biography, History, Māori, Non-fiction, Review

Collection of writings a ‘veritable smorgasbord’, Maureen Molloy

The Vote, the Pill and the Demon Drink: A History of Feminist Writing in New Zealand Charlotte Macdonald, Victoria University Press, $49.95 Charlotte Macdonald’s compilation of original New Zealand writings by and about women’s rights is a most welcome addition

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Essays, Gender, History, Non-fiction, Review

Variety, uniqueness and eccentricity, Bronwyn Labrum

Women in History 2 Barbara Brookes, Charlotte Macdonald, and Margaret Tennant (eds), Bridget Williams Books, $34.95   Mid-way through women’s suffrage centenary year, the distinctly double‑edged nature of the whole business is becoming increasingly apparent. On the one hand women

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Gender, History, Non-fiction, Review

On top of Mount Cook: women’s worlds, Shelagh Duckham Cox

The Book of New Zealand Women: Ko Kui Ma Te Kaupapa Charlotte Macdonald, Merimeri Penfold and Bridget Williams (eds), Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 1991, $45 You could start to read The Book of New Zealand Women at the beginning and make your way

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Biography, Gender, Non-fiction, Review

An epic tale of inheritance, Charlotte MacDonald

The Hanging Sky Shirley Corlett, Mallinson Rendel, Wellington, 1990, $55 (Paper $39.95) Beginning when ‘Man’ (this is no tale of humankind) first stepped upon the land ‘that had been part of Gondwanaland’ and ending with the present, The Hanging Sky is an epic

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Fiction, Literature, Review
Search the archive
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
acf-field-group
acf-field
Filter by Categories
Architecture
Art
Autobiography
Awards
Biography
Byline
Children
Comment
Contents
ebooks
Economics
Editorial
Education
Essays
Extract
Fiction
Gender
Graphic novel
Health
History
Imprints
Language
Lecture
Letters
Letters
Literature
Māori
Media
Memoir
Music
Natural History
Non-fiction
Obituaries
Opinion
Pacific
Photography
Plays
Poem
Poetry
Politics & Law
Psychology
Religion
Review
Science
Short stories
Sociology
Sport
Subscribers only
Uncategorized
War
YA Reviewers
Young adults
Recent issues: subscriber-only access

Subscribe to NZ Books to access the issues above

Search by category