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Michael Pugh research material relating to the New Zealand Legion

Identifier: MSS-Archives-2023/06

Content Description

Materials collected by Michael Pugh as a part of his research for his MA theses,and related New Zealand Journal of Historyarticle.

Collection includes correspondence between Pugh and other academics during his research tenure, correspondence relating to the New Zealand Legion from opponents and supporters, and letters from Legion principals. The collection also contains reprints from newspaper articles, and three packets of photo negatives of political cartoons, and images of the Legion leaders.


  • Majority of material found within 1966 - 1969
  • 1932 - 1976

Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted

Conditions Governing Use

Issue with gloves

Biographical / Historical

Michael Pugh (1944-) is Emeritus Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Bradford. He completed his MA thesis (1969) at the University of Auckland which focussed on the New Zealand Legion and conservative protest during the Great Depression.

His research interests include critical theory and globalisation, maritime governance and peacekeeping, migration by boat, humanitarianism, international political economy and war economies.


0.04 metres (4 folders)

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The basic arrangement of the papers made Michael Pugh has been retained in order to preserve the validity of references in his thesis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Michael Pugh in March 2023.

Related Materials

New Zealand Legion, Hawke's Bay Division records. 1933. MSS Archives A-38. Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services.

Michael Pugh research materials relating to the New Zealand Legion
Nigel Bond
March 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand