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Holding on to Home
Holding on to Home

Holding on to Home

New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War


320 Pages, 8.25 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $49.99 (US $49.99) (CA $59.99)

Publication Date: April 2015

ISBN 9780987668851

Rights: US, CA & ASIA

Te Papa Press (Apr 2015)

Price: $49.99


A powerful and compelling illustrated history of New Zealand's war experience. The Great War seeped and stormed into every aspect of New Zealanders' lives, from the front line to the family home. The things that survive – a crumpled theatre ticket, an engraved cigarette case, a knitting pattern – bring this distant event back into our hands. Here, all-new photographs and original research uncover these significant objects and the stories they tell.

Author Biography

Kate Hunter teaches in the history program at Victoria University and is an honorary research associate at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. She is the author of Father's Right-Hand Man: Women on Australia's Family Farms, 1880s to the 1920s and Hunting: A New Zealand History. Kirstie Ross is a curator of history at Te Papa, where she was the lead curator on Slice of Heaven: 20th Century Aotearoa. She is the author of Going Bush: New Zealanders and Nature in the Twentieth Century.