Levine, Stephen (ed.). New Zealand as It Might Have Been: 15 Scenarios of Alternate History
Summary: Fifteen counterfactual essays on possible turning points in New Zealand history, from 1840 to 1996, including Giselle Byrnes's "What if the Treaty of Waitangi had not been signed on 6 February 1840?", Janine Hayward's "What if Maori had not been made British subjects in 1840?", Stephen Levine's "What if Nelson had been made the capital of New Zealand?", Kathryn M. Hunter's "What if New Zealand had joined Australia in 1901?", Erik Olssen's "What if the strikers at Waihi had triumphed?", Donald Anderson's "What if New Zealand soldiers had never fought at Gallipoli?", Denis McLean's "What if New Zealand had not gone to war in 1939?", Ian McGibbon's "What is Japan had invaded New Zealand?", Aaron Fox's "What if the Manapouri power project had never been constructed?", John Wilson's "What if Muldoon's 'think big' energy projects had never been constructed?", Colin James's "What if Brian Talboys had said 'yes' to the plotters in 1980?", Bob Gregory's "What if the All Blacks had not won the final rugby test against the Springboks in 1981?", John Henderson's "What if the fourth Labour government had allowed a visit by the USS Buchanan?", Jon Johansson's "What if Ruth Richardson had never delivered the 'mother of all budgets'?", and Nigel S. Roberts's "What if Winston Peters had chosen to go with Labour in 1996?", plus an epilog by the editor.
Published: Victoria University 2006 (0864735456BUY).
Published: Excerpts from five chapters in The New Zealand Herald during the week of Jan. 8 to Jan. 12, 2007.