A number of outputs are planned for the Marriage, Past and Present project. In addition to this website  we hope to produce the usual academic outputs of theses, journal articles, book chapters and reports, but we also hope to engage the public through the publication of a book that tells the history of marriage in this country in a format that is accessible and highly readable.  We will post details about our publications on this page as they appear.


2016. Emma Verry, A Right to Marriage: The Emergence of Human Rights Discourse in Debates over Marriage Equality in Aotearoa/New Zealand, 1986-2013 (MA, University of Otago).

Submitted. Nano Walter, Māori Marriage and the Law (MA thesis).

In progress. Violeta Gilabert, Labours of Love? Marriage and Emotion in Aotearoa/New Zealand (PhD thesis).


2018. Of Love & War: Pacific Brides of World War II (contracted to University of Nebraska Press).

2017. With Lachy Paterson, He Reo Wahine: Maori Women’s Voices from the Nineteenth Century, (Auckland University Press). *includes a chapter on intimacy, emotion and private life.

2017. Of Love and War: marriage ‘across the colour line’ in the South Pacific, VIDA: Australian Women’s History Network Blog, posted 14 February.

2016. With Chris Brickell, co-edited special issue on ‘New Zealand Sexualities’, New Zealand Journal of History, Vol. 50, No. 1.

2016. With Chris Brickell, ‘Editorial Introduction: Writing New Zealand’s Sexual Histories’, New Zealand Journal of History, Vol. 50, No. 1: 3-12.


2018. With Kate Stevens, Intimate Relations: kinship and the economics of shore whaling in southern New Zealand, Journal of Pacific History.

2018. Co-edited with Barbara Brookes and Jane McCabe, Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion (contracted to Otago University Press).

2018. A. Wanhalla, ‘Private Smith, of the USA and Miss Brown, of NZ’: New Zealand’s American War Children, 1942-1945, in B. Brookes, J. McCabe and A. Wanhalla, eds, Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion (Otago University Press).

2018. With Zarine Rocha, A history of “mixed race” in Aotearoa/New Zealand, in Z. Rocha and M. Webber, eds, Mana Tangatarua: Mixed heritages and biculturalism in Aotearoa/New Zealand (Routledge).

2018. A. Wanhalla, Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific, in Anna Clark and Carla Peck, eds, Contemplating Historical Consciousness: Notes From the Field (Berghahn Books).

2017. A. Wanhalla, ‘Intimate Connections: Governing Cross-Cultural Intimacy on New Zealand’s Colonial Frontier’, Law & History.

2017. A. Wanhalla, Debating ‘Clause 21: ‘Eugenic Marriage’ in New Zealand’ in D. Paul, H. Spencer and J. Stenhouse (eds) Eugenics in British Colonial Contexts (Palgrave Macmillan).

2017. A. Wanhalla, ‘Indigenous Women, Marriage and Colonial Mobility’ in R. Standfield, ed., Indigenous Mobility: Across and Beyond the Tasman World (Canberra: ANU Press).


Angela Wanhalla and Lachy Paterson, The Affective Economies of Dispossession, in Colonial Economies and Intimacies of Violence, eds. Penelope Edmonds and Amanda Nettelbeck (Palgrave Macmillan).

Angela Wanhalla, A “friendly invasion”? Maori Women, American Servicemen and the Legacies of Wartime Occupation in New Zealand in Women’s Experiences of World War II, eds., Sandra Trudgen Dawson and Mark Crowley (Brewer and Boydell).

Inano Walter and Angela Wanhalla, Reforming Maori Marriage, to be submitted to Journal of Polynesian Society.

Lea Doughty and Angela Wanhalla, Making Marriage Easy?: New Zealand’s Marriage Bureau, submitted to the New Zealand Journal of History.

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