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Far from 'Home': The English in New Zealand

Far from 'Home': The English in New Zealand

Author: Lyndon Fraser and Angela McCarthy (editors)
$45.00(NZD)  inc GST
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For almost 200 years, the English have been one of the largest migrant streams to New Zealand, yet relatively little has been written about their experiences here. This book brings together leading international and local researchers to explore a wide range of topics and issues at the heart of research into human mobility.


For almost 200 years, the English have been one of the largest migrant streams to New Zealand (they have been on the move globally since around 1600). Yet relatively little has been written about their experiences in New Zealand, compared with their Irish, Scottish, Indian, Chinese and Pacific counterparts. This book brings together leading international scholars and prominent local researchers to explore a wide range of topics and issues at the very heart of research into human mobility. Why did English-born people decide to emigrate? What factors shaped their migration and adaptation? How might we best describe and explain their experiences? This collection of essays will interest anyone interested in migration and/or family history.

Author description

Lyndon Fraser teaches in the Department of History at the University of Canterbury. He is the author or editor of several books on migration history, most recently Castles of Gold: A History of New Zealand's West Coast Irish (2007). In 2011, he was historian for One Land, an award-winning six-part series that sets three families in 1850s New Zealand.

Angela McCarthy
is Professor of Scottish and Irish History and Associate Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, where she teaches. Her most recent book is Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840 (2011). With Catharine Colebourne, she has recently edited Migration, Ethnicity, and Mental Health: International Perspectives, 1840-2010 (2012)

Table of contents

1 The English Diaspora in New Zealand: New persectives Lyndon Fraser & Angela McCarthy 2 In Searchof the English and Englishness Stephen Constantine 3 'Everything is English': Expectations, experiences and impacts of English migrants to New Zealand, 1840-1970 Marjory Harper 4 'Burton Ale', London Porter and Kentish Hops: English custom and 19th-century New Zealand drinking culture Greg Ryan 5 Migration and Ethicity among English Migrants in New Zealand Asylums Angela McCarthy 6 Memory, Mourning and melancholy: English ways of death on the margins of empire Lyndon Fraser 7 Pakeha or English? Maori understandings of Englishness in the colonial period Lachlan Paterson 8 Arcadia Reinvented? Recounting the recent sentiments and experiences of English migrants to New Zealand David Pearson 9 The 'New Chum': Writings of the English diaspora in New Zealand, 1860-1914 Janet Wilson

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781877578328
  • : University of Otago Press
  • : University of Otago Press
  • : August 2012
  • : 230x150mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lyndon Fraser and Angela McCarthy (editors)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition
  • : 993.004209
  • : Near Fine
  • : 234
  • : Black and white illustrations