Charles Ferrall and Harry Ricketts

How We Remember: New Zealanders and the First World War

ISBN: 9780864739353
$40.00

May 2014

Paperback, 232 x 152mm
272 pages

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.

CONTENTS
Introduction

Cecil Bernard Carrington, of Awakino
by John Campbell 

Te Ao o Tumatauenga: A Theatre of War
by John R. Broughton

Gallipoli: Not Dead Yet, But a Prisoner in Turkey
by Jane Hurley

Kua Whewehe Matou!: Breaking up the Maori Contingent and the ordering home of four of its officers
by Monty Soutar

Gallipoli Footprints
by Christopher Pugsley

Maurice Shadbolt’s Gallipoli Myth
by Charles Ferrall

Fanny’s War
by Anna Rogers

Mark Briggs: Absolutism and the Price of Dissent
by David Grant

‘I Discovered a Scandal and Mr Mackay Shot Me’: Retelling Charles Mackay and D’Arcy Cresswell’s First World War
by Paul Diamond

The First World War and Truth
by Redmer Yska

Waves of War
by John Priestley

The Sins
by Simon During

King and Country – a dramatic journey through the First World War
by Dave Armstrong

The First World War – Close up from a Distance
by C.K. Stead

Behind the Twisted Wire: Studies of First World War Art
by Jenny Haworth 

‘Could be Father in a Lemon Squeezer Hat?’: the Long Shadow of War
by Sandy Callister 

Memorials and Medals: Pinning on the Past like a Decoration
by John Horrocks

Lest We Forget – Remembering, and Forgetting, New Zealand’s First World War
by Jock Phillips

The Blood and the Bones
by Jane Tolerton

You Can Only Imagine
by Hamish Clayton


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; Henry Lawson in New Zealand (2012); and Remembering Gallipoli: Interviews with New Zealand Gallipoli Veterans (2015), co-edited with Christopher Pugsley. 

Harry Ricketts is a poet, literary biographer and essayist, and a Professor in the English Programme at Victoria University of Wellington. He has written and edited more than twenty-five books, including literary biographies, personal and critical essays, and poetry. His literary biographies include Strange Meetings: The Poets of the Great War (2010), a group biography of a dozen English war poets.

 

 

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