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Dr Geoff Watson

Senior Lecturer in History

School of Humanities

My research focuses on sports history in New Zealand. I am the principal author of Seasons of Honour: A Centenary History of Hockey in New Zealand 1902-2002 and Sporting Foundations of New Zealand Indians: A Fifty Year History of the New Zealand Indian Sports Association. I was also one of the editors of, and a contributor to Legends in Black: New Zealand Rugby Greats on Why We Win which was published by Penguin in July 2014.  I am presently working on a general history of sport in New Zealand in collaboration with Associate-Professor Greg Ryan from Lincoln University.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 81894
    Location: 5, Colombo Village, Building 5
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

New Zealand History, Sports History, Sport and Imperialism

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Asian History (210302): British History (210305): Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000): New Zealand History (210311)

Research Outputs

Journal

Watson, GD. (2017). Review of 'Dan Carter: My Story'. Sporting Traditions. 34(1), 140-142Retreived from http://www.sporthistory.org/
[Book Review]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2017). Review of Val Mills, 'Down at the Baths: The Story of the Palmerston North Municipal Baths 1917-66', Palmerston North ,Val Mills, 2016.. Manawatu Journal of History. (13), 73-74Retreived from https://www.facebook.com/ManawatuJournalofHistory/
[Book Review]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2016). 'See these brilliant exponents of the game': The England women’s hockey team tour of Australia and New Zealand, 1914. International Journal of the History of Sport. 33(17), 2105-2122
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2016). Review of Erik Nielsen, Sport and the British World, 1900–1930: Amateurism and National Identity in Australasia and Beyond, Britain and the World 9,1 (2016), 132–34.. Britain and the World. 9(1), 132-134Retreived from http://www.euppublishing.com/
[Book Review]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2015). From chronology to confessional: New Zealand sporting biographies in transition. Journal of New Zealand Studies. 21, 19-36 Retrieved from http://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/jnzs/issue/view/471
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2014). New Zealand's London: A Colony and its Metropolis. BRITAIN AND THE WORLD. 7(2), 296-298
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2014). 'Making up New Zealand': A Review of Paul Moon's 'Encounters: The Creation of New Zealand. A History' and 'The Voyagers: Remarkable European Explorations of New Zealand'.. New Zealand Books. 24(3), 22-22Retreived from http://nzbooks.org.nz/
[Book Review]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2014). The rise and fall of the Manawatu sports association 1894-1900. Manawatu Journal of History. (10), 69-76
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2014). Tibby Cotter: Fast Bowler; Larrikin, Anzac. Sporting Traditions. 31(1), 119-120
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2014). Sydney olympic park 2000 to 2010. Sporting Traditions. 31(1), 110-111
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Johnson, T., Martin, A., Palmer, F., Watson, G., & Ramsey, P. (2013). A core value of pride in winning: The All Blacks team culture and legacy. International Journal of Sport and Society. 4(1), 1-14 Retrieved from http://www.commongroundpublishing.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Martin, A., Palmer, F., Ramsey, P., Watson, G.
Johnson, T., Martin, AJ., Palmer, FR., Watson, G., & Ramsey, PL. (2013). Artefacts and the All Blacks: Rites, rituals, symbols and stories. Sporting Traditions. 30(1), 43-59
[Journal article]Authored by: Martin, A., Palmer, F., Ramsey, P., Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2012). Review: Into the silence: The Great War, Mallory and the conquest of Everest, by Wade Davis, The Bodley Head, London, 2011. New Zealand Journal of History. 46(2), 205-207
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Johnson, T., Martin, AJ., Palmer, FR., Watson, G., & Ramsey, PL. (2012). Collective leadership: A case study of the All Blacks. Asia Pacific Management Business Application. 1(1), 53-67 Retrieved from http://apmba.ub.ac.id/index.php/apmba/article/view/101
[Journal article]Authored by: Martin, A., Palmer, F., Ramsey, P., Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2011). Book review: Stella R Quah, Families in Asia: Home and kin, 2nd Edition. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies. 13(2), 109-111 Retrieved from http://www.nzasia.org.nz/journal/volume13_2.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2011). Book review: Blue, white and dynamite: 100 years of the Lyall Bay Surf and Life Saving Club by McLean, G.. New Zealand Journal of History. 45(2), 258-260 Retrieved from http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/about/departments-and-schools/history-1/newzealandjournalofhistory/indexofvolumes
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2011). 'Gentlemen both on and off the field': The 1924 Chinese Universities Soccer Team in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies. 13(2), 1-17 Retrieved from http://www.nzasia.org.nz/journal/volume13_2.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2010). Journeys to Empire: Enlightenment, Imperialism, and the British Encounter with Tibet, 1774-1904. BRITAIN AND THE WORLD. 2(2), 366-368
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2008). Teaching and learning guide for: Sport and ethnicity in New Zealand. History Compass. 6(6), 1439-1440 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1478-0542.2008.00556.x/abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2008). Book review: Indian settlers: The story of a New Zealand South Asian community, by Jacqueline Leckie. The New Zealand Journal of History. 42(1), 116-117 Retrieved from http://www.nzjh.auckland.ac.nz/document.php?wid=290&action=null
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2007). Siting the stage: Representations of Central Asian environments in British literature, c.1830-1914. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies. 9(1), 96-117 Retrieved from http://www.nzasia.org.nz/downloads/NZJAS-June07/09Watson3.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2007). Sport and ethnicity in New Zealand. History Compass. 5(3), 780-801 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1478-0542.2007.00423.x/abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2005). Affirming Indian identities? An analysis of imperial rhetoric and orientalism in the tours of Indian hockey teams to New Zealand in 1926, 1935 and 1938. Sporting Traditions. 21(2), 119-140 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hico.2007.5.issue-3/issuetoc
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2004). Book review: Prema A. Kurien, Kaleidoscopic ethnicity: International migration and the reconstruction of community identities in India. Asian Ethnicity. 5(2), 268-270 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1463136042000221933
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2004). Book review: Manying Ip (ed.), Unfolding history, evolving identity: The Chinese in New Zealand. Asian Ethnicity. 5(2), 279-281 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1463136042000221933
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2003). Book review: Robert Ebel and Rajan Menon (eds), Energy and conflict in central Asia and the Caucasus. Asian Ethnicity. 4(1), 160-161 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14631360301644
[Journal article]Authored by: Watson, G.

Book

Watson, GD. (2017). An age of expansion: The widening sporting world in Palmerston North and New Zealand. In R. Bell (Ed.) New Zealand between the Wars. (pp. 308 - 333). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD., Palmer, FR., & Ryan, GJ. (2017). Aotearoa/New Zealand. In J. Nauright, & D. Wiggins (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Sport, Race and Ethnicity. (pp. 131 - 145). Oxon: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Palmer, F., Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2017). Sport and citizenship in New Zealand. In AD. Brown, & J. Griffiths (Eds.) The Citizen: Past and Present. (pp. 197 - 221). Auckland: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Watson, G.
Johnson, T., Martin, AJ., & Watson, G.(2014). Legends in black. Auckland, NZ: Penguin
[Authored Book]Authored by: Martin, A., Watson, G.
Palmer, FR. (2014). Winning black ferns. In T. Johnson, AJ. Martin, & G. Watson (Eds.) Legends in Black: New Zealand rugby greats on why we win. (pp. 260 - 283). Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin
[Chapter]Authored by: Palmer, F.Edited by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2014). A history of winning. In TW. Johnson, AJ. Martin, GD. Watson, & M. Butcher (Eds.) Legends in Black: New Zealand Rugby Greats on Why We Win. (pp. 242 - 259). Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin
[Chapter]Authored by: Watson, G.Edited by: Watson, G.
Johnson, TW., Martin, AJ., & Watson, GD. (Eds.) (2014). Legends in Black: New Zealand Rugby Greats on Why We Win. Auckland: Penguin
[Edited Book]Edited by: Martin, A., Watson, G.
Watson, G.(2012). Sporting foundations of New Zealand Indians: A fifty year history of the New Zealand Indian Sports Association. New Zealand: New Zealand Indian Sports Association
[Authored Book]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2011). Tom Dooney's Struer Kayak. In F. McKergow, & K. Taylor (Eds.) Te Hao Nui - The great catch: Object stories from Te Manawa Museum. (pp. 222 - 227). New Zealand: Random House New Zealand (Godwit)
[Chapter]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2011). 'Indians show the way': Sport and localization among Indians in New Zealand. In P. Voci, & J. Leckie (Eds.) Localizing Asia in Aotearoa. (pp. 50 - 67). New Zealand: Dunmore Publishing Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2008). The ultimate evangelical away game: British missionary endeavour in Central Asia c.1830-1930. In K. Parry (Ed.) Art, architecture and religion along the Silk Roads. (pp. 127 - 152). Belgium: Brepols Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G.(2007). Aotea Sports Club: Celebrating 105 years of history 1902-2007. New Zealand: Aotea Sports Club
[Authored Book]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G.(2004). Aotea Sports Club: 100 years of history, 1903-2003. New Zealand: Te Kopara Publications
[Authored Book]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G., & Haskell, W.(2002). Seasons of honour: A centenary history of New Zealand hockey 1902-2002. New Zealand: Dunmore Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Watson, G.

Report

Shaw, RH., Lineham, P., Morgan, C., Hansen, S., Forster, M., watson, G., . . . Bunnell, J.(2014). Redesigning the BA: Recommendations prepared for the Pro Vice Chancellor by the Arts Qualification Review Working Party. Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Coleman, J., Forster, M., Hansen, S., Lineham, P., Morgan, C., Shaw, R., Watson, G.
Watson, GD.(2000). Te Taou and the Crown in the Southern Kaipara. Wellington, NZ: Waitangi Tribunal
[Technical Report]Authored by: Watson, G.

Conference

Slade, DG., Martin, AJ., & Watson, G. (2017). Evolving game practises in New Zealand. In World in Union. International Rugby Conference. Conference Programme and Proceedings.(pp. 27 - 27). , World in Union: International Rugby Conference Palmerston North, New Zealand: Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Martin, A., Slade, D., Watson, G.Contributed to by: Watson, G.Edited by: Batty, R.
Watson, GD. (2017). Tales of the tours: Accounts of the 1959, 1966, 1971 and 1977 tours in New Zealand Sporting Literature. In World in Union. International Rugby Conference Conference Programme and Proceedings(pp. 35 - 35). , World in Union. International Rugby Conference Palmerston North, New Zealand: Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Watson, G.Edited by: Batty, R.
Watson, GD. (2017, June). Tales of the Tours: Accounts of the 1959, 1966, 1971 and 1977 tours in Sporting Literature. Presented at World in Union. International Rugby Conference. Sport and Rugby Institute, Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2015, December). 'What difference does sport make? Sport in the making of Palmerston North'. Presented at New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference. University of Canterbury.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2015). 'What difference does sport make? Sport in the making of Palmerston North'. (pp. 140 - 140). , New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2015, August). Sport and Citizenship in New Zealand. Presented at Citizenship: Past and Present. Russell Room, Wharerata, Massey University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.Contributed to by: Watson, G.Edited by: Brown, A.
Watson, GD. (2013, November). 'The Rise, Fall and (Partial) Restoration of Amateurism in New Zealand', Presented November 21.. Presented at New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference. Otago University, Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2013). 'The Rise, Fall and (Partial) Restoration of Amateurism in New Zealand', New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference, Unversity of Otago 20-22 November 2013, Abstracts, p. 125.. (pp. 125 - 125). , New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference, Unversity of Otago 20-22 November 2013: University of Otago
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2013, February). Female hockey attire in colonial New Zealand. Presented at Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture: Colonial Objects. Otago, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2013). Female hockey attire in colonial New Zealand. In Colonial Objects: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 73 - 73). , Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture: Colonial Objects New Zealand: The Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, University of Otago
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2014). Le Bleu et le Noir: New Zealand perspectives on French rugby. In K. Carpenter (Ed.) French History and Civilization: Papers from the George Rudé Seminar. Vol. 5 (pp. 153 - 162). New Zealand: French History and Civilisation
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2012, June). The greatest event in New Zealand's debating history: The 'Negro Debaters' 1938 tour of New Zealand. Presented at 40th Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sports History [NASSH]. Berkeley, CA, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2012, December). Liberalism versus humanitarianism? Competing notions of responsibility in New Zealand's sporting contacts with South Africa c. 1960-1981. Presented at The Limits of Responsibility: Histories, species, politic: An Interdisciplinary Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2012). Liberalism versus humanitarianism? Competing notions of responsibility in New Zealand's sporting contacts with South Africa c. 1960-1981. In The Limits of Responsibility: Histories, species, politic: An Interdisciplinary Conference: Programme and Abstracts, The Limits of Responsibility: Histories, species, politic: An Interdisciplinary Conference New Zealand: School of English and Media Studies, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2011). Sporting sojourners: The 1924 tour of the Chinese soccer team to New Zealand. In 19th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference 2011: Delegate Handbook(pp. 79 - 79). , 19th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference 2011 New Zealand: Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2011). And sport for all? Accounting for amateurism in New Zealand. In New Zealand Historical Association Conference: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 73 - 73). , New Zealand Historical Association Conference: Past Tensions: Reflections on Making History New Zealand: University of Waikato
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2011, November). And sport for all? Accounting for amateurism in New Zealand. Presented at New Zealand Historical Association Conference: Past Tensions: Reflections on Making History. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2011, July). Sporting sojourners: The 1924 tour of the Chinese soccer team to New Zealand. Presented at 19th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference 2011. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Johnson, T., Martin, AJ., Palmer, FR., Watson, GD., & Ramsey, P. (2010, November). Organisational factors in developing the All Blacks team culture. Presented at 16th Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand [SMAANZ] Conference: Sport Management in Action. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Martin, A., Palmer, F., Ramsey, P., Watson, G.
Johnson, T., Martin, AJ., Palmer, F., Watson, G., & Ramsey, P. (2010). Organisational factors in developing the All Blacks team culture. In Conference Proceedings Programme and Abstracts of the 16th SMAANZ Conference 2010(pp. 22 - 22). , 16th Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand [SMAANZ] Conference: Sport Management in Action New Zealand: Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Martin, A., Palmer, F., Ramsey, P., Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2009, June). The 'Great Game'? The uses of sport in legitimating colonialism in Central Asia. Presented at Sporting Traditions XVII Biennial Conference: The Culture Paradigm: Reinvigorating Sport History?. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2009, January). 'Indians show the way': Sport and the Indian community in New Zealand. Presented at Localising Asia in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2009). The 'Great Game'? The uses of sport in legitimating colonialism in Central Asia. In Sporting Traditions XVII Biennial Conference: The Culture Paradigm: Reinvigorating Sport History?: Programme and Abstracts(pp. Unpaginated). , Sporting Traditions XVII Biennial Conference: The Culture Paradigm: Reinvigorating Sport History? New Zealand: Australian Society for Sport History
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2008, November). Maintaining community Identity and Engaging with Mainstream New Zealand: The New Zealand Indian Sports Association and the Promotion of Sport Among New Zealand's Indian Communities". Presented at Sport, Race and Ethnicity: Building a Global Understanding. Sydney, NSW, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2008). Maintaining community identity and engaging with mainstream New Zealand: The New Zealand Indian sports association and the promotion of sport among New Zealand's Indian communities. In Sport, Race and Ethnicity: Building a Global Understanding: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 70 - 70). , Sport, Race and Ethnicity: Building a Global Understanding Australia: University of Technology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G.Shifting sands and sweeping steppes: Representations of central Asian environments in British literature during the 'Great Game' era c. 1830-1914. . Dunedin, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G.The 'Perilous Frontier' in the Twenty-first Century: State formations in Afghanistan's past and present. . Brisbane, QLD, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2006). Shifting sands and sweeping steppes: Representations of central Asian environments in British literature during the 'Great Game' era c. 1830-1914. In Environment and Nature in Asia Research Symposium: Programme and Abstracts(pp. unpaginated). , Environment and Nature in Asia Research Symposium New Zealand: University of Otago
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2002). Images of central Asia in the 'central Asian question' c. 1826-1885. In RE. Emmerick, G. Gnoli, S. Kljashtornyj, SNC. Lieu, BA. Litvinsky, R. Meserve, . . . P. Zieme (Eds.) 4th Conference of the Australasian Society for Inner Asian Studies: Proceedings. Vol. 6 (pp. 141 - 158). Turnhout, Belgium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2000). Prestigious peregrinations: British travellers in central Asia c. 1830-1914. In D. Christian, & C. Benjamin (Eds.) Third Conference of the Australasian Society for Inner Asian Studies. Vol. 4 (pp. 209 - 238). Turnhout, Belgium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Watson, G.

Other

Watson, GD. (2017, October). "Palmerstonians at Play", October 5, Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science And History, Palmerston North History Lecture Series, 2017.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2015, November). 'Continuity or Change: Evaluating the Place of Sport in New Zealand Society'. In Stout Research Centre Research Roundup Series 2015. Presented at Stout Research Centre. : Stout Research Centre Victoria University of Wellington.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD., Akers, C., & Torrance, E. (2015, November). Balls, Bullets and Boots Exhibition, Special Event, Stories of Rugby in WW1 told by Clive Akers, Evan Torrance and Geoff Watson. In Balls, Bullets and Boots Exhibition Special Event. Presented at Website, Palmerston North City Library. : Palmerston Northg City Council.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.Contributed to by: Watson, G.
Alvarado, L., Aitchison, J., McKergow, F., Plumb, V., & Watson, G. (2015, March). 'Manawatu- Writing in/Writing of.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Alvarado, L., Watson, G.Contributed to by: Watson, G.Edited by: Conroy, T.
Watson, GD. (2014, November). Build it and the might come...the Manawatu Sports Association. An invited talk presented on Tuesday November 4 in the Palmerston North City Library as part of Local History Week,.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Tennant, M., Courtney, L., & Marsden, L. (2013, November). 'Best Research Tips: Researchers share some top tips on researching', I was one of a panel of four presenters on this presentation which was held on Thursday 7 November as part of Palmerston North City Library's 2013 Local History Week.. In Palmerston North City Library Local History Week, 7 November, 2013.
[Oral Presentation]Contributed to by: Watson, G.
Johnson, TW., Martin, AJ., Watson, GD., Palmer, FR., & Ramsey, P. (2013, June). Developing a Winning Culture: New Zealand All Blacks Rugby 1950-2010. Presented at You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixKrYjf6knQ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Martin, A., Palmer, F., Ramsey, P., Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2013). Encyclopedia entry: Hockey. (pp. 1 - 5). Manatu Taonga Minstry of Culture and Heritage, New Zealand Government
[Other]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2013). Encyclopedia entry: Amateurism and professionalism. Ministry for Culture and Heritage
[Other]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2012). Encyclopedia entry: Field hockey in Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 384 - 385). ABC-CLIO
[Other]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2012). Encyclopaedia entry: New Zealand olympic committee in Sports around the world: History, culture and practic. (pp. 415 - 416). ABC-CLIO
[Other]Authored by: Watson, G.
Downes, T., & Watson, G. (2011, June). 1905 and all that: Perspectives on the black jersey. In Te Manawa Museum Society Winter Lecture Series: Leisure and Recreation, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2009, September). Relaxation from the dull world of everyday employment: Sport in the making of Palmerston North.. In Local History Week, Palmerston North City Library, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2009, April). Shifting sands and sweeping steppes: Representations of central Asian environments in British literature during the great game era c. 1830-1914. In Geography Seminar Series, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, G. (2006, July). The England women's hockey tour of New Zealand, 1914. In Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Watson, G.
Watson, GD. (2004). MURFC 75: Massey University Rugby Football Club 75th Jubilee, 1929-2004. (pp. 1 - 20). Massey University Rugby Football Club
[Other]Authored by: Watson, G.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 4
CoSupervisor 4 2

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

CoSupervisor of:

  • Lana McCarthy - PhD
    Coaches, Captains and Cultural Constructs: A Case Study of the Silver Ferns
  • Elizabeth Ward - PhD
    The consolidation of the right in New Zealand between 1890 and 1935
  • Dennis Slade - PhD
    "Please Sir, Can We Play a Game?" Transforming games teaching and coaching: A Practioner's Perspective

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Peter Nathan Meihana - PhD
    The Paradox of Maori Privilege: Historical Constructions of Maori Privilege circa 1769 to 1940
  • 2013 - Helen Alison Dollery - PhD
    Making happy,healthy, helpful citizens :The New Zealand Scouting and Guiding movements as promulgators of active citizenship, c.1908-1980
  • 2012 - Victor Ivan Evans - PhD
    Constructing Craft: Harmony and Conflict within the New Zealand Studio Craft Movement 1949 - 1992'
  • 2008 - William Greenwood - PhD
    Class, conflict and the clash of codes: The introduction of Rugby League in New Zealand: 1908-1920

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2015 - Alec Morrison Astle - PhD
    Sport Development - Plan, Programme and Practice: A case study of the planned intervention by New Zealand Cricket into cricket in New Zealand
  • 2015 - Linda May Johnson - PhD
    Maori Activism Across Borders, 1950-1980s

Media and Links

Media

  • 31 May 2015 - Online
    'Fathers Day Sports Titles from Rugby to Running'
    Chris Baskett commented on Legends in Black on Booksellers, Website of the Association of New Zealand Booksellers,
  • 30 Mar 2015 - Online
    “Legends in Black”, il significato di vincere...
    Melita Martorana, '“Legends in Black”, il significato di vincere secondo gli All Blacks' or '"Legends in Black", the significance of winning according to the All Blacks'. A review of Legends in Black
  • 27 Jul 2014 - Newspaper
    'Game of Thrones'
    This was a full page feature dedicated to Legends in Black in the Sunday Star Times, July 27, 2014, B4. The article focused on the leadership provided by Senior All Black players from the 'back of the
  • 26 Jul 2014 - Newspaper
    'Dr Johnson and his book of Rugby Legends'
    Article by Roger Moroney on Legends in Black in Hawkes Bay Today, July 26, 2014, p. 10.
  • 26 Jul 2014 - Newspaper
    Winning All Blacks: Secrets of their Success
    James Ihaka wrote an article on Legends in Black in the New Zealand Herald, July 26, 2014, A13. The article summarised the key findings of the book, especially the collective leadership from the senio
  • 26 Jul 2014 - Newspaper
    New book lifts lid on All Blacks' winning culture
    Jo Moir wrote an article on Legends in Black in the Dominion Post, July 26, 2014, A3 The article was also placed on the Rugby Heaven website
  • 26 Jul 2014 - Newspaper
    'All Black Greats Share Their Thoughts'
    Shane Hurndell previewed Legends in Black in an article in Hawkes Bay Today, 26 July 2014, A10.The review identified some of the themes covered in the book: the involvement of women in Rugby, changing
  • 26 Jul 2014 - Online
    'New book reveals All Blacks' winning culture'
    Jo Moir wrote an article on Legends in Black for the 'Rugby Heaven' website on the Stuff Website. The article focused on the factors leading to the All Blacks winning culture and quoted extensively fo
  • 23 Jul 2014 - Online
    'Legends in Black by Dr Tom Johnson'
    Drew Thompson reviewed Legends in Black on the NZ Booklovers Website.
  • 23 Jul 2014 - Newspaper
    'Book investigates legends' secrets
    Clinton Llewellyn, from the Napier Mail, wrote an article on Legends in Black in the Napier Mail, July 23, 2014, p. 17 The article highlighted the key findings of the research, particularly the colle
  • 21 May 2013 - Newspaper
    'Sport and the Indian Community in New Zealand'
    Invited article published in the Indian Weekender, 21 May, 2013, p. 41.
  • 21 Jul 2012 - Newspaper
    'Kiwis proud to be nation of underdogs'
    Newspaper article, Manawatu Standard, July 21, 2012, p. 14.
  • 19 Mar 2015 - Online
    Massey pens new 'Off the Page' series
    Carly Thomas, Massey pens new 'Off the Page' series, Manawatu Standard, Thursday, March 19, 2015. The article is a preview off the series, including the first talk 'Manawatu-Writing in/Writing of in w
  • 16 Aug 2014 - Newspaper
    'All Blacks need not be sore losers'
    John Roughan, columnist for the New Zealand Herald, cited Legends in Black and its discussion of the All Blacks winning culture in the New Zealand Herald, August 16, 2014
  • 15 Nov 2012 - Newspaper, Online
    'Book Pays Tribute to Indian Sportsmen'
    Indian Newslink, November 15, 2012, p. 42.
  • 14 Dec 2014 - Newspaper
    Sunday Star Times reference to Legends in Black
    Liam Napier cited comments from DJ Graham on professionalism in Legends in Black in the article 'Bubble-trouble makes life difficult when thrill is gone', Sunday Star Times, December 14, 2014, B7
  • 13 Sep 2014 - Newspaper
    'All Black Success Explored'
    Vic Evans reviewed Legends in Black in the Nelson Mail on 13 September, 2014, p. 14. He wrote that it is 'not so much a book about sport but rather a book about leadership and the desire to win'
  • 12 Nov 2012 - Newspaper, Online
    'Indian sportsmen succeeded despite racism'
    The Global Indian
  • 12 Jun 2017 - Newspaper
    "Kiwis support for Rugby Waning"
    Newspaper article on papers to be presented at the World in Union Conference, June 28-30, Massey University. The article discusses both past and present challenges to rugby's position in New Zealand
  • 09 Nov 2012 - Newspaper
    'Association's rich history of Indian sports'
    Article in Manawatu Standard, November 9, 2012, p. 31.
  • 06 Jan 2015 - Newspaper
    'All Blacks Refuse to Admire own reflection'
    Article by Owen Slot, Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Times, on Legends in Black: New Zealand Rugby Greats on Why We Win'.
  • 06 Aug 2014 - Online
    'Legends in Black by Tom Johnson'
    Review of Legends in Black on the Auckland Library Staff Picks website. The review commended the 'insightful interviews' and commended the chapter by Dr Farah Palmer on the Black Ferns.

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