Julius Vogel: Business Politician

Raewyn Dalziel

‘This book joins Keith Sinclair's works on William Pember Reeves and Walter Nash as the major biographies of New Zealand historiography.’
– John Williams, American Historical Review

Julius Vogel (1835–99) dominated New Zealand politics in a way that no man had done before him and few have done since. He was behind the policy that transformed New Zealand from a collection of sparsely settled and isolated provinces into a unified nation, he cultivated trade connections and was an advocate of greater colonial autonomy and equal rights between men and women; he was an optimistic visionary. Raewyn Dalziel's definitive biography, Julius Vogel: Business Politician, traces both the career and the character of the man.


Raewyn Dalziel is a distinguished New Zealand historian. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of Auckland and was Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the University from 1999–2009. In addition to her contributions to teaching and historical research, she has published three books and contributes to academic journals.


March 1986, 235 x 145 mm, 368 pages, illustrations
Hardback, ISBN 9780196480473