Dr Deborah Montgomerie

MA, PhD

Biography

Deborah Montgomerie is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, currently co-ordinating the Arts Scholars Programme.

A New Zealand historian, Deborah was previously a Senior Lecturer in History. She is the author of more than twenty articles and two books The Women's War: New Zealand Women, 1939-45, and Love in Time of War: Letter Writing in the Second World War. With Caroline Daley she edited The Gendered Kiwi, a collection of essays discussing New Zealand gender relations. 

Research | Current

  • New Zealand social and cultural history
  • New Zealand women's history
  • History of war and society

Teaching | Current

ARTSCHOL 200

ARTSCHOL 300

Postgraduate supervision

Deborah Montgomerie has supervised theses on a wide variety of topics in New Zealand and American history, with a particular focus on twentieth century social and cultural history.

Completed Supervisions

Ashton, Jennifer. 'At the Margin of Empire: John Webster and Hokianga, 1841–1900’, PhD thesis, University of Auckland, 2012.

Bebich, Mara. ‘Developments in the 'big one': Migration, Celebration and Consequence, Auckland 1945-1964’, MA thesis, University of Auckland, 2008.

Bodman, Ryan ‘“The Public Have Had a Gutsful and So Have We”: The Alienation of Organised Labour in New Zealand, 1968–1984’, MA thesis, University of Auckland, 2013.

Burgess, Jonathan. ‘International Music, Local Context: Dance Bands in 1920s–1940s New Zealand’, BA Honours dissertation, University of Auckland, 2011.

Burnett, Zarah. ‘Men of Fibre: The New Zealand Flax Industry and its Workers, 1860–1939’, MA thesis, University of Auckland, 2012.

Callister, Sandy 'War, Seen through Photographs, Darkly: The Photographic Representation of World War One from a New Zealand Perspective’, PhD thesis, University of Auckland, 2006.

Evans, Courtney. ‘“Not Aunt Daisy”: Ambivalence in the Representation of Post-War Womanhood’, MA thesis, University of Auckland, 2005.

Fortune, Gabrielle.  ‘New Zealand War Brides of World War II’, PhD thesis, University of Auckland, 2005.

Frank, Tim.   ‘About Our Father’s Business: Fatherhood in New Zealand, 1900–1940’, PhD thesis, University of Auckland, 2004.

Harris, Aroha. 'Dancing with the State: Māori creative energy and policies of integration, 1945-1967, University of Auckland, PhD thesis, 2007.

Knight, Louisa. ‘Museums, Memories and Material Culture: Interpretations of History through the 21st Infantry Battalion Association Collection’, MA thesis, University of Auckland, 2007

Laurenson, Helen. ‘Myths and the City: A Social and Cultural history of Auckland, 1890–1990’, PhD thesis, University of Auckland, 2010.

McDowell, Tiopira. ‘Te ana o te raiona: Māori Political Movements and the Māori seats in Parliament, 1867–2008’, PhD thesis, University of Auckland, 2013.

McDowell, Tiopira. ‘“Riria te riri, mahia te mahi”: The Politics and Development of Modern Māori activism, 1968–78, MA thesis, University of Auckland, 2007.

Morten, Helen. ‘The New Zealand Way of Life: the Home in Post-War New Zealand’, MA thesis, University of Auckland, 2009.

Williams, Melissa Matutina. ‘'Back-home' and Home in the City: Māori Migrations from Panguru to Auckland, 1930–1970’, PhD thesis, University of Auckland, 2010.

Areas of expertise

  • American history
  • The history of war, peace and society
  • Women’s history
  • New Zealand social and cultural history

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Montgomerie, D. (2017). New Women and Not-So-New Men: Discussions about Marriage in New Zealand, 1890-1914. New Zealand Journal of History, 51 (1), 36-64. Related URL.
  • Montgomerie, D. (2014). 'When in Doubt Brew Up: Food, Drink and the Writings of New Zealand's World War II Soldiers. New Zealand Journal of History, 48 (2), 3-26.
  • Montgomerie, D. (2007). Dressing for War: Glamour and Duty in Women's Lives During the Second World War. In B. Labrum, F. McKergow, S. Gibson (Eds.) Looking Flash: Clothing in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 168-185). Auckland: Auckland University Press.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/13113
  • Montgomerie, D. (2005). Love in Time of War: Letter Writing in the Second World War. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press. Pages: 146.
  • Montgomerie, D. (2003). Reconnaissance: Twentieth-Century New Zealand War History at Century's Turn. New Zealand Journal of History, 37 (1), 62-79. Related URL.
  • Montgomerie, D. (2001). The Women's War: New Zealand Women 1939-45. Auckland,New Zealand: Auckland University Press. Pages: 203.
  • Montgomerie, D. (2000). GI Joe Down Under: American infantrymen in New Zealand during World War II. New Zealand Journal of History, 34 (2), 262-276. Related URL.
  • Daley, C., & Montgomerie, D. (Eds.) (1999). The Gendered Kiwi. Auckland: Auckland University Press. Pages: 256. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Caroline Daley

Contact details

Office hours

Monday 9.00-15.00

Tuesday 9.00-15.00

Thursday 9.00-15.00

Primary office location

HUMANITIES BUILDING - Bldg 206
Level 5, Room 509
14A SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand