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Remaking the Tasman World


Mein Smith, PL and Hempenstall, P and Goldfinch, S, Remaking the Tasman World, Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, pp. 296. ISBN 9781877257629 (2008) [Authored Research Book]

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Remaking the Tasman World explores New Zealand’s most important and extensive relationship – with Australia – on a variety of levels over the past century. The authors present a combined narrative about a ‘Tasman world’, a working region defined by a history of traffic in ideas, policies, objects and people. This wide-ranging, fresh analysis focuses on myriad ‘communities of interest’ that have spanned the Tasman Sea for over a hundred years, yet have largely been ignored by national histories. The concept of Australasia – the British world south of Asia – may have become old hat, but a Tasman world still operated, and in an increasing rush from the 1960s. From early maps of Australasia to accounts of shared state experiments, of a trans-Tasman business world, sport and Anzac bonds, the authors unearth a common past and reorder it in a history infused with wit and insight. They also look forward, envisioning a fresh start for a trans-Tasman community facing the 21st century.

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Item Type:Authored Research Book
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:New Zealand history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Mein Smith, PL (Professor Philippa Mein Smith)
ID Code:86314
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2013-09-05
Last Modified:2014-10-31

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