Otago History Series
The range of titles in UOP's Otago History Series is varied, ranging from Irish migration and the 1951 Waterfront crisis, to public heritage and mental health treatment. On display are ten titles, known affectionately in the trade as 'black buggers', because of their black spines. Jim McAloon's No Idle Rich won the History Category at the Montana Book Awards in 2003, and Kirkman and Moloney's detail of Peter Peryer's 'Wrestlers' almost never made it on to the cover of their book. At the time there was concern from representatives in the American book trade and Amazon.com that the image would offend a family audience. Fortunately good sense prevailed.
Anna Green, British Capital, Antipodean Labour. Working the New Zealand Waterfront, 1915-1951 (2001); Lenin's Legacy Down Under. New Zealand's Cold War. Edited by Alexander Trapeznik and Aaron Fox (2004); Communities of Women: Historical Perspectives. Edited by Barbara Brookes and Dorothy Page (2002); Jim McAloon, No Idle Rich. The Wealthy in Canterbury and Otago 1840-1914 (2002); Sexuality Down Under. Social and Historical Perspectives. Edited by Allison Kirkman and Pat Moloney (2005); Lyndon Fraser, Castles of Gold. A History of New Zealand's West Coast Irish (2007); Lachy Paterson, Colonial Discourses. Niupepa Māori 1855-1863 (2006); The Heather and the Fern. Scottish Migration & New Zealand Settlement. Edited by Tom Brooking and Jennie Coleman (2003); Building God's Own Country. Historical Essays on Religions in New Zealand. Edited by John Stenhouse and Jane Thomson (2004); Past Judgement. Social Policy in New Zealand History. Edited by Bronwyn Dalley and Margaret Tennant (2004).