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Books by Bardsley, Dianne

The Land Girls: In a Man's World, 1939-46

ISBN: 1 877133 94 9

This book tells the story of New Zealand's land girls during the Second World War. Drawing on the oral histories of 130 women and the written interviews of 90 others, it uncovers what has been a hidden history, overlooked in most surveys of New Zealand's war experience.

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In the Paddock and On the Run: The Language of Rural New Zealand

ISBN: 978 1 877372 72 8

The prominence of the rural world in New Zealand’s social, cultural and economic history is long established and undisputed. For decades, the country was termed ‘Britain’s overseas farm’ or ‘the Empire’s dairy farm’. This is the first book to explore the rich heritage of language the rural sector has generated.