The Second World War at home

Page 9 – Further information

This feature was compiled by Imelda Bargas and produced by the NZHistory team.

It is based on the book Home: Civilian New Zealanders remember the Second World War, written by Alison Parr and published by the Penguin Group in 2010. Further information on the topics covered in this feature can be found in the book, alongside additional oral history extracts.


  • Eve Ebbett, When the Boys Were Away, Reed, Wellington & Auckland, 1984
  • David Grant, Out in the Cold, Pacifists and Conscientious Objectors in New Zealand during World War Two, Reed Methuen, Auckland, 1986
  • Megan Hutching (ed.), Last Line of Defence, New Zealanders Remember the War at Home, HarperCollins Publishers, Auckland, 2007
  • Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Second World War: the people, the battles and the legacy, Hodder Moa Beckett, Auckland, 2003
  • Deborah Montgomerie, The Women’s War: New Zealand Women 1939–45, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2001
  • Alison Parr, Silent Casualties, New Zealand’s Unspoken Legacy of the Second World War, Tandem Press, Auckland, 1995
  • Jock Phillips, Brief Encounter, American Forces and the New Zealand People, 1942–1945, Historical Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1992
  • Nancy M. Taylor, The Home Front, Vols I and II, Historical Publications Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1986 [available electronically from the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre Volume I and Volume II]
How to cite this page

'Further information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 20-Dec-2012