Acknowledge No Frontier: The Creation and Demise of New Zealand’s Provinces, 1853–76

André Brett’s Acknowledge No Frontier: The Creation and Demise of New Zealand’s Provinces, 1853–76 (Otago University Press) examines a formative but largely forgotten era of New Zealand’s history. It is an account of the evolution of individual provinces and the central government’s use of public works, especially railways, to gain support for their abolition and Read more …

Settler Colonialism and (Re)conciliation: Frontier Violence, Affective Performances, and Imaginative Refoundings

Just out is Penny Edmonds, Settler Colonialism and (Re)conciliation: Frontier Violence, Affective Performances, and Imaginative Refoundings (Palgrave Macmillan) which uses case studies from the USA, Australia, and Aotearoa New Zealand to trace the prehistory of reconciliation’s present in settler states, a contested political process, which is especially salient where formal decolonisation cannot occur.