Rachael Bell talks to RNZ’s Bryan Crump

<p>Rachael Bell, editor of <em>New Zealand Between the Wars</em></p>

Rachael Bell, editor of New Zealand Between the Wars

Social historian Rachael Bell talks about her new book, which examines New Zealand’s pivotal interwar years when many believe the foundation for a new nation was laid. ‘From the depths of economic depression to the bright promise of the welfare state, the interwar decades transformed New Zealand society, consolidating trends established before World War I and initiating a slew of changes in attitude and practice which, as markers of modernity, set New Zealand firmly on its current course.’ Listen to the full interview here.