Introducing ‘Hindsight’

Hindsight cover

Kia ora,

I’m tremendously excited to announce the up-coming release of my latest book — a non-fiction title examining four pivotal moments in Aotearoa/New Zealand history.

It’s been a very interesting project to research and think about through the lens of hindsight — i.e. how did these events help shape who we are? Where are we now, in relation to these issues?

Although the book was written with secondary school pupils in mind, it should also be enjoyed by anyone interested in these events and issues.

The official launch is 6pm Thursday October 24th at The Children’s Bookshop, Kilbirnie, Wellington. All welcome!

The official blurb about the book says:

Four pivotal moments in New Zealand’s history are examined through a variety of source materials and commentary that enlivens the event and describes its impact on our society and growth as a nation.

Hindsight is a resource for all schools and libraries. These topics are linked to themes in the social sciences and history syllabus, Years 7 to 10.

An authoritative and engaging text with high visual appeal. Buyers will also be given access to resources from our website that will be updated as required. For reading age 11+.

Topics are:

  • Votes for Women
  • Pacific Island immigration and the Dawn Raids
  • The 1981 Springbok rugby tour
  • The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

Includes a section on how to research topics safely in this era of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’.


I’m particularly pleased to have been given the opportunity to address the idea of the political as personal and how to wade through the mess of ‘fake news’ out in the ether. For a taster, here’s my introduction.

Hindsight 1Hindsight 2Hindsight 3

For more on this, here’s a link to a radio interview on Plains FM’s Bookenz, with thanks to the wonderful Ruth Todd

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