How We Remember: New Zealanders and the First World War

Author(s): Charles Ferrall & Harry Ricketts


A poem, a waiata, a family photograph, a painting, a half-recalled history lesson, a parade, a name on a plaque in a small town: we remember the First World War in so many ways. These original, insightful essays by a raft of historians, writers and other prominent figures reflect on our different forms of remembering and re-membering, what we have cherished and valued, forgotten and ignored, constructed and reframed.


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Charles Ferrall teaches English Literature at Victoria University of Wellington. Among his books are Modernist Writing and Reactionary Politics (2001): The Trials of Eric Mareo (2002), co-written with Rebecca Ellis; East by South: China in the Australasian Imagination (2006), co-edited with Paul Millar and Keren Smith; Juvenile Literature and British Society, 1850-1950 (2009), co-written with Anna Jackson; and Henry Lawson in New Zealand (2012). He and Chris Pugsley are currently editing interviews with Gallipoli veterans from the early 1980s to be published by Victoria University Press. Harry Ricketts is a poet, literary biographer and essayist, and a Professor in the English Programme at Victoria University of Wellington. His literary biographies include Strange Meetings: The Poets of the Great War (2010), a group biography of a dozen English war poets.

Introduction; John Campbell, Cecil Bernard Carrington, of Awakino; John R. Broughton, Te Ao o Tumatauenga: A Theatre of War; Jane Hurley, Gallipoli: Not Dead Yet, But a Prisoner in Turkey; Monty Soutar, Kua Whewehe Matou!: Breaking up the Maori Contingent and the ordering home of four of its officers; Christopher Pugsley, Gallipoli Footprints; Charles Ferrall, Maurice Shadbolt's Gallipoli Myth; Anna Rogers, Fanny's War; David Grant, Mark Briggs: Absolutism and the Price of Dissent; Paul Diamond, 'I Discovered a Scandal and Mr Mackay Shot Me': Retelling Charles Mackay and D'Arcy Cresswell's First World War; Redmer Yska, The First World War and Truth; John Priestley, Waves of War; Simon During, The Sins; Dave Armstrong, King and Country - a dramatic journey through the First World War; C.K. Stead, The First World War - Close up from a Distance; Jenny Haworth, Behind the Twisted Wire: Studies of First World War Art; Sandy Callister, 'Could be Father in a Lemon Squeezer Hat?': the Long Shadow of War; John Horrocks, Memorials and Medals: Pinning on the Past like a Decoration; Jock Phillips, Lest We Forget - Remembering, and Forgetting, New Zealand's First World War; Jane Tolerton, The Blood and the Bones; Hamish Clayton, You Can Only Imagine

General Fields

  • : 9780864739353
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : 0.544311
  • : May 2014
  • : 232mm X 152mm
  • : May 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charles Ferrall & Harry Ricketts
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 272