Wellington cafe culture

Page 7 – Further information

This web feature was edited and expanded by Amy Donald and produced by the NZHistory team

The content is based on a group project about Wellington café culture 1920-2000 produced by seven Master of Public History students from Victoria University of Wellington in 2000. The results of their research were presented in a website exhibition. The original content from this web project can be accessed here as a PDF document.




  • A day in the life at Matterhorn, produced and directed by George Stuck, NZ Film Archive, Wellington 2002.
  • Carmen, produced and directed by Geoff Stevens for VIDCOM, 1989

Oral histories

  • Cappuccino Oral History Project, Oral History and Sound Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library of New Zealand

Unpublished papers

  • Harry Seresin Papers, Alexander Turnbull Library, Ref. no. 91-304

Secondary works

Coffee places

  • Burton, David, and Grant Sheehan, Character Cafés of New Zealand, Wellington, 1994
  • Clayton, Pauline, Eating Houses in Wellington, Wellington, 1980
  • Everts, Ali, Wellington's Café Culture: A Visual Guide, Wellington, 1999
  • MacGregor, Rob, Around New Zealand in 80 Cups, Auckland, 1960


  • Rupe, Carmen, Carmen: My Life (as told to Paul Martin), Auckland, 1988

Immigrants to Wellington

  • Burnley, I.H., 'The Greeks', in K.W. Thomson and A.D. Trlin (eds), Immigrants in New Zealand, Palmerston North, 1970
  • Lochore, R.A., From Europe to New Zealand: An Account of Our Continental European Settlers, Wellington, 1951
  • McGill, David, The Other New Zealanders, Wellington, 1982
  • Schouten, Hank, Tasman's Legacy: The New Zealand-Dutch Connection, Wellington, 1992

Wellington from 1920

  • Bioletti, Harry, The Yanks are Coming: The American Invasion of New Zealand, 1942-1944, Auckland, 1989
  • Lawlor, Pat, Old Wellington Hotels, Wellington, 1974
  • Phillips, Jock, and Ellen Ellis, Brief Encounter: American Forces and the New Zealand People 1942-1945, Wellington, 1992
  • Stewart, Graham, Around Wellington by Tram in the 20th Century, Wellington, 1999
  • Taylor, Linda, 'Modernity Arrives: Massey House' in John Wilson (ed.), Zeal and Crusade: The Modern Movement in Wellington, Christchurch, 1996
  • Watkins, Roger, When Rock Got Rolling: The Wellington Scene, 1958-70, Christchurch, 1989

Social background

  • Barrowman, Rachel, A Popular Vision: The Arts and the Left in New Zealand, 1930-1950, Wellington, 1991
  • Dix, John, Stranded in Paradise: New Zealand Rock'n'Roll, 1955-1988, Wellington, 1988
  • Phillips, Jock, A Man's Country? The Image of the Pakeha Male - A History, Auckland, 1987
  • Yska, Redmer, All Shook Up: The Flash Bodgie and the Rise of the New Zealand Teenager in the Fifties, Auckland, 1993
How to cite this page

'Further information ', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/culture/the-daily-grind/sources, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 24-May-2024