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.


2017. 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). Supervisors: Angela Wanhalla and Michael J. Stevens.

2017. Inano Walter, Māori Women, Māori Marriage Customs and the Native Land Court, 1865-1909 (MA thesis, University of Otago). Supervisors: Angela Wanhalla and Michael J. Stevens.

In progress. Violeta Gilabert, Labours of Love? Marriage and Emotion in Aotearoa/New Zealand (PhD thesis). Supervisors: Mark Seymour and Angela Wanhalla.



2018. Lea Doughty and Angela Wanhalla, ‘The Marriage Market’: Matrimonial Advertising and New Zealand’s Marriage Agencies in Early Twentieth Century New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of History 52, no. 2, pp. 114-33.

2018. Angela Wanhalla, Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific, in Anna Clark and Carla Peck, eds, Contemplating Historical Consciousness: Notes From the Field (Oxford/New York: Berghahn Books), 91-102.

2018. Angela Wanhalla, Indigenous Women, Marriage and Colonial Mobility in R. Standfield, ed. Indigenous Mobilities: Across and Beyond the Antipodes (Canberra: ANU Press), 209-31.

2018. Angela Wanhalla and Lachy Paterson, ‘Tangled Up’: Intimacy, Emotion and Dispossession in Colonial New Zealand, in Intimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony: Economies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim, ed. Penelope Edmonds and Amanda Nettelbeck (Palgrave Macmillan), 179-99.

2017. With Zarine L. Rocha, A history of “mixed race” in Aotearoa/New Zealand, in Mana Tangatarua: Mixed heritages and biculturalism in Aotearoa/New Zealand, eds. Zarine L. Rocha and Melinda Webber (New York: Routledge), 15-31.

2017. Angela Wanhalla, Debating Clause 21: ‘Eugenic Marriage’ in New Zealand in Eugenics at the Edges of Empire: New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa, eds. D. Paul, H. Spencer and J. Stenhouse (Palgrave Macmillan).

2017. Angela Wanhalla, Intimate Connections: Governing Cross-Cultural Intimacy on New Zealand’s Colonial Frontier, Law & History, Special issue: Gender, intimacy and colonial violence, Vol. 4, No. 2: 45-71.

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

2017. With Kate Stevens, Intimate Relations: kinship and the economics of shore whaling in southern New Zealand, Journal of Pacific History 52, no. 2, pp. 135-55. [Winner Best Article published in JPH during 2016/17].

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, a special issue on ‘New Zealand Sexualities’, New Zealand Journal of History 50, No. 1.

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



2018. With Jane Lydon, a special issue of History of Photography featuring five articles on Indigenous Photographic Histories in New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

2019. Of Love & War: Pacific Brides of World War II (contracted to University of Nebraska Press).

2019. With Barbara Brookes and Jane McCabe, ed. Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion (contracted to Otago University Press).

2019. 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).

2019. A. Wanhalla, Modernizing Māori Marriage, accepted for publication in the Journal of Religious History.

Contracted. With Tony Ballantyne and Lachy Paterson, eds, Indigenous Textual Cultures: Reading and Writing in the Age of Global Empire (Duke University Press).



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 (contracted to Boydell & Brewer).

Angela Wanhalla and Kate Stevens, A “class of no political weight”? Interracial Marriage, Mixed Race Children and Land Rights in Southern New Zealand, 1840s-1880s, History of the Family. An invited article for a special issue on “Mixed Marriage, Interracial Relationships and Binational Couples from Global and Comparative Perspectives”.



An invited chapter for The Cambridge History of the Pacific Ocean on the theme of “Rethinking Gender and Identity in the Asia Pacific Region.”

An invited chapter on interracial marriage in New Zealand for the Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism.

An article on marriage, nationality law and the renunciation of citizenship.




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