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Dr Rachael Bell

Lecturer in History

School of Humanities

Research Expertise

Research Interests

New Zealand social history, particularly the tranmission of historical knowledge and its impact on national history and national identity. Rural history and the cultural history of animals in society.


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000): New Zealand History (210311)

Research Outputs


Bell, RE. (2017). Naming and claiming: Official history as contemporary history in the recording of New Zealand 23rd Battalion, Galatas, Crete, 1941. War & Society. 36(2), 120-132
[Journal article]Authored by: Bell, R.


Bell, RE. (2017). The formation of the 'good citizen': Using history to build a future in mid-twentieth-century New Zealand. In A. Brown, & J. Griffiths (Eds.) The Citizen Past and Present. (pp. 223 - 247). Auckland, New Zealand: Masssey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Bell, R.
Bell, RE. (2017). Introduction: A nation on the cusp. In RE. Bell (Ed.) New Zealand between the Wars. (pp. 8 - 31). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Bell, R.Edited by: Bell, R.
Bell, RE. (Ed.) (2017). New Zealand between the Wars. Auckland: Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Bell, R.
Bell, R., Kawharu, M., Taylor, K., Belgrave, M., & Meihana, PN. (Eds.) (2017). The Treaty on the ground-where we are headed and why it matters. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Authored by: Taylor, K.Edited by: Belgrave, M., Bell, R., Kawharu, M., Meihana, P., Taylor, K.


Bell, RE.Breakfast at six: Novelist Mary Scott and the rehab wives: Modernity and romance in rural New Zealand. . New York, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Bell, R.

Media and Links


  • 01 May 2015 - Magazine
    Vietnam: the Legacy, Australian Women's Weekly
    Interveiwed for the 'Rewind' series, Australian Women's Weekly, re 50th anniversary of NZ troops leaving for the Vietnam War. Content covered the history of the protest movement surrounding the war an

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