Changing Times: New Zealand since 1945 by Jenny Carlyon

By Jenny Carlyon

Pirate radio within the Hauraki Gulf and the 1st DC8 jets touchdown at Mangere; feminists freeing pubs and protests over the remaining of submit workplaces; kohanga reo and carless days: altering instances is a background of recent Zealand seeing that 1945. From a post-war society recognized world wide for its boring conformity, this state has turn into the most ethnically, economically and socially different nations on the earth. yet how did we get from Nagasaki to nuclear-free? What made us include small-state, free-market ideology with such ardour? And have been we actually forsaking a society recognized for its fretful sleepers and 'the worship of averages'? In altering occasions, Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow resolution these questions, taking us from the 'Golden climate' of post-war monetary progress, throughout the globalisation, fiscal demanding situations and protest of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, and directly to the loose marketplace revolution and new immigrants of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. all through, tales from the lives of latest Zealanders are key: a tank motive force yelling in his sleep after global battle II, a lady within the Wairarapa learning the female Mystique, a Tapawera forestry employee wasting his task. this can be a strong historical past of the transformation of latest Zealand life.

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