Bibliography

A list of published books and articles on the history of the University of Otago – I hope it will be a useful resource for anyone looking for sources. Items are listed in chronological order of publication under each heading. For personal memoirs and biographies of university people, see the separate memoirs & biographies page of this blog. Suggestions for additions to this list are welcome.

General

G.E. Thompson, A history of the University of Otago (1869-1919) (Dunedin: University Council, 1919).

W.P. Morrell, The University of Otago: a centennial history (Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 1969).

W.J. Gardner, Colonial cap and gown: studies in the mid-Victorian universities of Australasia (Christchurch: University of Canterbury, 1979).

Sam Elworthy, Ritual song of defiance: a social history of students at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Otago University Students’ Association, 1990).

The Time Keepers. Tower turmoil: characters & controversies at the University of Otago  (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2005).

Culture of change: beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006).

Arts fellowships

Lawrence Jones (ed.), Nurse to the imagination : 50 years of the Robert Burns Fellowship (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2008).

Chemistry

Barrie M. Peake, “The last 25 years of chemistry in Otago and Southland,” Chemistry in New Zealand, 75, 3 (2011), pp.141-6.

Christchurch campus

Christopher Moore et al, A vision realised : the Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, 1972-1997 (Christchurch: The School, c.1998).

Commerce

Thomas Keith Cowan, Commerce at Otago 1912-1987: a personal perspective ([Dunedin]: [Faculty of Commerce], 1988).

Lyall McLean, A history of economics and the development of commerce degrees at the University of Otago, 1871-2009 (Dunedin: L. McLean 2011). Also available online at the OUR archive.

Computer science

Willem Labuschagne and Robert Pollock (eds), The history of computer science at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of Computer Science, 2009).

Economics

Lyall McLean, A history of economics and the development of commerce degrees at the University of Otago, 1871-2009 (Dunedin: L. McLean 2011). Also available online at the OUR archive.

Education

J.C. Morton and H. Morton, Dunedin Teachers College: the first hundred years (Dunedin: Dunedin Teachers College Publications Committee, 1976). [amalgamated with the University of Otago in 2007]

David Keen, In a class of its own : the story of a century and a quarter of teacher education at the Dunedin Training College, Dunedin Teachers’ College and the Dunedin College of Education (Dunedin: Dunedin College of Education, 2001). [amalgamated with the University of Otago in 2007]

English

Margaret Dalziel, ‘Looking back’, in Greg Waite, Jocelyn Harris, Heather Murray and John Hale (eds), World and stage: essays for Colin Gibson (Dunedin: University of
Otago Department of English, 1998), 5-14.

Fiction

C.R. Allen, A poor scholar: a tale of progress (Dunedin and Wellington: Reed, 1936).

A.P. Gaskell, The big game and other stories (Christchurch: Caxton Press, 1947). [the short story ‘The big game’ features the Varsity rugby team]

Dan Davin, Not here, not now (London: Robert Hale, 1970). [novel about student life at Otago in the 1930s]

John Dolan, Pleasant hell (Michagan: Capricorn, 2005). [novel with a short section about an Otago English lecturer]

Geography

Peter Holland, Hugh Kidd and Richard Welch (eds), From Mellor to Hocken: fifty years
of geography at the University of Otago
(Dunedin: University of Otago Department of Geography, 1995).

Geology

A. G. Hocken 2003. Geology Department at the University of Otago: the first 100 years (Geological Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication, Volume 115, 2003).

Home science

Ann Gilchrist Strong, History of the Development of University Education in Home Science in New Zealand, 1911-1936 (Dunedin: Coulls, Somerville, Wilkie, [1937]).

[Elizabeth Gregory], School of Home Science history, 1911-1961 (Dunedin,  University of Otago, School of Home Science, 1962).

Tanya Fitzgerald, Outsiders or equals?: women professors at the University of New Zealand, 1911-1961 (Bern: Peter Lang, 2009).

Raelene Inglis, ‘Guiding the Culinary Tradition: the School of Home Science’, in Helen Leach (ed.), From Kai to Kiwi Kitchen: New Zealand Culinary Traditions and Cookbooks (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2010), 141-160.

Tanya Fitzgerald and Jenny Collins, Historical portraits of women home scientists: the University of New Zealand, 1911-1947 (Amherst, N.Y.: Cambria Press, 2011).

International students

Georgina Sargison, ‘Saris in a Cold Climate: Colombo Plan Students at the University of Otago’, in Culture of Change: Beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006), 95-118.

Law

John Smillie, ‘Law at Otago: 1873-1998’, Otago Law Review 9 (1998), 187-194.

Libraries

W.J. Harris, ‘Historical sketch of Otago University libraries’, New Zealand Libraries 5:6 (January 1942).

Simon Wilson, ‘A Useable Collection: The Origins and Growth of the University of Otago Library’, in Culture of Change: Beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006), 1-19.

Stuart Strachan and Linda Tyler (eds), Kā Taoka Hākena: Treasures from the Hocken Collections (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2007).

Marine science

G.M. Thomson and T. Anderson, History of the Portobello fish-hatchery and biological station (Board of Science and Art, Bulletin no.2) (Wellington, 1921).

E.J. Batham, “History of the Portobello Marine Biological Station”, Australian Journal of Science 19 (1956).

Medicine

D.W. Carmalt Jones, Annals of the University of Otago Medical School, 1875-1939 (Wellington and Dunedin: A.H. and A.W. Reed, [1945]).

C.E. Hercus and F.G. Bell, The Otago Medical School under its first three deans (Edinburgh, 1964).

Gordon Parry, Otago Medical School, 1875-1975: an historical sketch (Dunedin: Medical School, University of Otago, 1975).

J.D. Hunter, University of Otago, Faculty of Medicine compendium of historical data (1873-1992) (Dunedin: Otago Medical School Alumnus Association, 1993).

D.T. Stewart, Pathology in Wellington: public & national health, hospital, academic & private 1891-1994 (Christchurch, c.1997).

Christopher Moore et al, A vision realised : the Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, 1972-1997 (Christchurch: The School, c.1998).

Dorothy Page, ‘Dissecting a Community: Women Medical Students at the University of Otago, 1891-1924’, in Communities of Women: Historical Perspectives, ed. Barbara Brookes and Dorothy Page (Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 2002).

Dorothy Page, Anatomy of a medical school: a history of medicine at the University of Otago, 1875-2000 (Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 2008).

Warwick Brunton, The medicine of the future: a history of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, 1886-2011 (Dunedin: Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, 2011).

Mining and mineral technology

Gordon Parsonson, A Brief History of the Otago School of Mines 1871-1971 (Dunedin: University of Otago, 1971).

Gordon Parry, The Otago School of Mines 1879-1979: A Historical Sketch (Dunedin: University of Otago, 1979).

Karin Warnaar, ‘Strip Mining: The Fight for a Faculty’, in Tower Turmoil: Characters & Controversies at the University of Otago  (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2005), 189-206.

Music

Sam Eckett, ‘Toward Performance: The Development of the University of Otago Music Department’, in Culture of Change: Beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006), 57-74.

Pharmacy

F.N. Fastier, Pharmacy teaching at Otago University: how it began (Dunedin: Amidine Publications, 1992).

Susan Heydon and Stephen Duffull, Pharmacy at Otago: the first 50 years: the school, the profession and the people (Dunedin: New Zealand’s National School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, 2013).

Physiotherapy

Louise Shaw, In our hands : 100 years of physiotherapy at Otago 1913-2013 (Dunedin: School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, 2013).

Residential colleges and student accommodation

William Rex Morris and Warren Inex Austad, The Selwyn College list: the register of students of Selwyn College, Dunedin, New Zealand, from 1892 to 1956 (Dunedin: Selwyn College Association, 1956).

The Knox College Register, 1909-1973 (Dunedin: Knox College Association, 1973).

Ray Hargreaves, Selwyn College’s first century: a history … and list of residents, 1893-1992 (Dunedin: Centennial Committee, Selwyn College Board of Governors, 1993).

G.A. Macaulay, A Triumph of Improvisation: The Stuart Residence Halls Council 1941-1991 (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 1991).

Catherine McLeod, ‘Halls of Residence in the 1960s: Curfews, Couples and Controversy’, in Tower Turmoil: Characters & Controversies  at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2005), 111-25.

Debby Foster. ‘No Mixing by Students’, in Tower Turmoil: Characters & Controversies  at the University of Otago  (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2005), 127-40. [the mixed flatting controversy of the 1960s]

Taryn Tait, ‘Living Together: The Beginnings of Co-Educational Halls of Residence at Otago’, in Culture of Change: Beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006), 75-93.

Simon Holliday, ‘Friends and Foes: Rivalry Intensifies between Knox and Selwyn Colleges’, in Culture of Change: Beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006), 39-55.

Alison Clarke, A living tradition: a centennial history of Knox College, Dunedin (Dunedin: Knox College, 2009).

Susannah Grant, Vision for the future: a centennial history of St Margaret’s College, Dunedin 1911-1921 (Dunedin: St Margaret’s College, 2010).

Stepping up: a celebration of six decades of history at Aquinas College (Dunedin: Development & Alumni Relations Office, University of Otago, 2011).

Sport

Robert Andrew Arthur, Otago University Football Club jubilee, 1936: history of the club (Dunedin: Otago Daily Times, 1936).

David Hay, Otago University Rugby Football Club, 1886-1969 (Dunedin: Light Blues Association, [1969]).

George John Griffiths, Otago University at Cricket: its history, records and statistics (Dunedin: Otago Heritage Books, 1978).

The history of Logan Park: the evolution of a sporting complex, ed. John Heslop [Dunedin: The author on behalf of the University Oval Development Trust, 2003). [OU Cricket Club; OU Rugby Football Club]

Student life

Sam Elworthy, Ritual song of defiance: a social history of students at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Otago University Students’ Association, 1990).

Dorothy Page, ‘Dissecting a Community: Women Medical Students at the University of Otago, 1891-1924’, in Communities of Women: Historical Perspectives, ed. Barbara Brookes and Dorothy Page (Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 2002).

Srinjoy Bose, ‘Students or Soldiers? Conscientious Objection during World War II’, in Tower Turmoil: Characters & Controversies  at the University of Otago  (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2005), 81-93.

Emily Churcher, ‘Child of Controversy: The Expulsion of the OUSA President’, in Tower Turmoil: Characters & Controversies  at the University of Otago  (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2005), 95-109 [John Child, 1947].

Robbie Fitzgerald, ‘What’s in a Name: The Burning of Falus‘, in Tower Turmoil: Characters & Controversies  at the University of Otago  (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2005), 141-54 [The Official Organ of Beardies and Wierdies and the Industrial Union of Workers, 1967].

Ben Hutchison, ‘A Cover and Cliques’, in Tower Turmoil: Characters & Controversies  at the University of Otago  (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2005), 155-73 [The capping magazine and student politics, 1981-83].

Kiri Cochrane, ‘A Room of One’s Own: A Feminist Space at the University of Otago’, in Culture of Change: Beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006), 119-33 [Women’s Room, OU Students’ Union, 1983].

Heather Jackson, ‘Videos with Wings: The Mothra Competition Takes Flight’, in Culture of Change: Beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006), 155-65 [Student video-making competition, 1990-2005].

Amy Joseph, ‘Changes on the Air: Radio One, 91 FM’, in Culture of Change: Beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006), 135-54.

David Large, ‘Capping It All Off: A Change of Scene for the Capping Show’, in Culture of Change: Beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006), 167-86.

Dougal McLachlan, ‘Students Behaving Badly: Student Discipline at the University of Otago’, in Culture of Change: Beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006), 21-37.

Georgina Sargison, ‘Saris in a Cold Climate: Colombo Plan Students at the University of Otago’, in Culture of Change: Beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006), 95-118.

Ron Chambers, Justice and jellybeans: from Ulster policeman to Otago University proctor (Dunedin: Missing Stocks Press, 2006).

Theatre

Lisa Warrington and Alison Finigan, Allen Hall: 100 years, 100+ voices (Dunedin: University of Otago Theatre Studies Programme).

Theology and religion

Ian Breward, Grace and truth: a history of Theological Hall, Knox College, Dunedin, 1876-1975 (Dunedin: Theological Education Committee, Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, 1975). [formerly a constituent college of the University of Otago Faculty of Theology]

Peter Joseph Norris, Southernmost seminary: the story of Holy Cross College, Mosgiel (1900-97) (Dunedin: Holy Cross Seminary, 1999). [formerly a constituent college of the University of Otago Faculty of Theology]

Simon H. Rae, Challenge and change: an account of theological education and ministry training at Knox College, Dunedin 1976-2010 (Dunedin: Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, 2011). [formerly a constituent college of the University of Otago Faculty of Theology]

University Grants Committee

Gould, John. The University Grants Committee 1961-1986 (Wellington North: University Grants Committee, 1988).

University of New Zealand

J.C. Beaglehole, The University of New Zealand: an historical study (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs and Oxford University Press/New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 1937).

Hugh Parton, The University of New Zealand (Auckland University Press and Oxford University Press for the University Grants Committee New Zealand, 1979).

Wellington campus

D.T. Stewart, Pathology in Wellington: public & national health, hospital, academic & private 1891-1994 (Christchurch, c.1997).

Women

Winifred Macdonald, Footprints of Kate Edger: a history of the New Zealand Federation of University Women, 1921-1981 (Auckland: New Zealand Federation of University Women, 1982).

Janet C. Angus, By degrees: the history of the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Federation of University Women, 1921-1983 ([Dunedin]: The Branch, 1984).

Dorothy Page, ‘Dissecting a Community: Women Medical Students at the University of Otago, 1891-1924’, in Communities of Women: Historical Perspectives, ed. Barbara Brookes and Dorothy Page (Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 2002).

Kiri Cochrane, ‘A Room of One’s Own: A Feminist Space at the University of Otago’, in Culture of Change: Beginnings at the University of Otago (Dunedin: Department of History, University of Otago, 2006), 119-33 [Women’s Room, OU Students’ Union, 1983].

Tanya Fitzgerald, Outsiders or equals?: women professors at the University of New Zealand, 1911-1961 (Bern: Peter Lang, 2009).

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3 thoughts on “Bibliography”

  1. Hi Ali

    Looking at the site. Well done. One typo, I see Peter Norris’s’ surname is misspelt

    Jo

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