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This is an auction for NEW ZEALAND SINCE 1945 by Michael King.

“When World War II ended in 1945, New Zealanders' hopes for the future were high. On the one hand they wanted to recreate aspects of the country they had known before the War: insular, emotionally secure, a loyal outpost of the British Empire. On the other hand they sought to ensure that the privations of the Depression and wartime shortages would never recur. Men sought stable careers, women comfortable domesticity, and both wanted to raise healthy children. What ensued was something rather different: economic uncertainty, an abandonment of old loyalties, some social unrest, fears that the Cold War would become a 'hot' one, even a nuclear armageddon. Buses would depose trams, Japanese cars supplant British ones: television would replace newspapers, magazines and radio as the primary source of entertainment; Maori and Polynesian faces would increasingly join Pakeha ones in the streets and in the workforce; tea drinkers would defect to coffee. AFTER THE WAR shows how these changes occurred - how the dependent British colony of the 1940s became an independent and lively nation by the 1980s, open to the technological, ideological and cultural influences sweeping the globe. It uses almost 400 photographs to describe all the major events, social forces and personalities that have determined New Zealand's post-war destiny. Arranged and interpreted by award-winning historian Michael King, these pictures shed new light on the nature and transformation of New Zealand life."

Large format paperback 1988.

208 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • shipping via NZ Post$4.95
  • tracked mail$6.95
  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$9.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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