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The Women of New Zealand

New Zealand in the Making

New Zealand in the Making

When the first edition of New Zealand in the Making was published in 1930, it took its place immediately as the authoritative economic history of the Dominion. It is still set as a text by the University of New Zealand. In this new revised edition, Professor Condliffe has rewritten the book completely, and where necessary brought it up-to-date. On many historical developments, especially the economic development of the Maori people, the story is carried right up to the present day. The statistical material used has been carried to 1935, when the first Labour government came to power, and subsequent developments are treated in the author's new book The Welfare State in New Zealand. The extensive list of references to source material has also been brought up to date and will prove invaluable to students and subsequent research workers.

New Zealand in the Making is a fascinating study of the organized settlement, growth and development of a new country and tells how, after exploring many avenues, the settlers finally discovered where their economic prosperity lay, namely in the development of their pastures for sheep-raising and later dairying.

From the beginnings of settlement, a literate community was conscious of its destiny, and records—including statistics—were kept so that the economic development can be measured quantitatively. Professor Condliffe has brought order out of this mass of documentary material by applying the techniques of an economic analyst, but in so doing has lost neither the continuity nor the sense of adventure that has marked New Zealand development from the first projects of planned colonisation.

'Thoroughly recommended as a standard work on its subject.' —Foreign Affairs.

'We do not often meet such a stimulating and well-informed study of an imperial problem as this.'—Week-end Review.

'This is the best book that has been written about New Zealand for a generation, and should at once become the standard work on its economic and social history. It is indeed the first satisfactory account of the recent development of the Dominion.' —Journal of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

'Professor Condliffe writes with knowledge and understanding … He is more than an economist. He knows his history and can take a wide sweep.'—Law Journal.

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