Author(s): Jude Wilson
This first book-length history of the OE (Overseas Experience) phenomenon is based on the oral accounts of several hundred New Zealand travellers, representing every decade of the OE and supported by the ephemera of popular culture that surround it, including advertising and overseas media material. Flying Kiwis also presents a comprehensive history of the unique support network and industry that has emerged and evolved as a consequence of the OE. It is illustrated throughout and provides a record of a dynamic travel phenomenon that has, over the past six decades, involved hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders.
JUDE WILSON is a senior research officer and sometime lecturer in tourism at Lincoln University. Her career has included at least three bursts of OE, which then became the subject of her academic research.