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 releasing pubs and protests over the final of publish workplaces; kohanga reo and carless days: altering occasions is a heritage of latest Zealand on the grounds that 1945. From a post-war society well-known worldwide for its uninteresting conformity, this nation has develop into the most ethnically, economically and socially assorted 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 identified for its fretful sleepers and 'the worship of averages'? In altering instances, Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow resolution these questions, taking us from the 'Golden climate' of post-war monetary development, in the course of 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 Nineties. all through, tales from the lives of latest Zealanders are key: a tank motive force yelling in his sleep after international battle II, a lady within the Wairarapa studying the female Mystique, a Tapawera forestry employee wasting his activity. it is a robust heritage of the transformation of latest Zealand life.

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