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No Idle Rich

Wealth and power in a colonial society is the subject of No Idle Rich: The Wealthy in Canterbury & Otago 1840–1914. It is a detailed study of the richest settlers in southern New Zealand, where the country's earliest fortunes were made, mostly by pastoral farmers and financiers.

Unpacking the Kists: The Scots in New Zealand

Historians have suggested that Scottish influences are more pervasive in New Zealand than in any other country outside Scotland, yet curiously New Zealand’s Scots migrants have previously attracted only limited attention. A thorough and interdisciplinary work, Unpacking the Kists is the first in-depth study of New Zealand’s Scots migrants and their impact on an evolving settler society.

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