Otago: 150 Years of New Zealand’s First University (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2018).
Born to a Changing World: Childbirth in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand (Wellington: Bridget Williams Books, 2012).
A Living Tradition: A Centennial History of Knox College, Dunedin (Dunedin: Knox College, 2009).
Holiday Seasons: Christmas, New Year and Easter in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2007).
Chapters in books
“Mixed flatting: an offence against accepted canons of morality,” in Sarah Gallagher with Ian Chapman, Scarfie Flats of Dunedin (Auckland: Imagination Press, 2019), 61-65.
“A photograph, a feeding bottle, and the tragedies of colonial family life,” in Annabel Cooper, Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla, eds., The Lives of Colonial Objects (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2015), 98-103.
“Popular piety, the sacraments and Calvinism in colonial New Zealand,” in Murray Rae, Peter Matheson and Brett Knowles, eds., Calvin: The Man and the Legacy (Adelaide: ATF, 2014), 189-212.
“Researching the history of popular religion in New Zealand,” in Geoff Troughton and Hugh Morrison, eds., The Spirit of the Past: Essays on Christianity in New Zealand History (Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2011), 55-68.
“‘Tinged with Christian sentiment’: popular religion and the Otago colonists, 1850-1900,” in John Stenhouse and Antony Wood, eds., Christianity, Modernity and Culture: New Perspectives of New Zealand History (Adelaide: ATF, 2005), 103-131.
“Communities celebrating landscapes: harvest festivities in nineteenth-century Otago,” in Tony Ballantyne and Judith A. Bennett, eds., Landscape/Community: Perspectives from New Zealand History (Dunedin, University of Otago Press, 2005), 103-116.
“A godly rhythm: keeping the sabbath in Otago, 1870-1890,” in John Stenhouse and Jane Thomson, eds., Building God’s Own Country: Historical Essays on Religions in New Zealand (Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 2004), 46-59.
“All at sea: childbirth on nineteenth-century migrant voyages to New Zealand,” New Zealand Journal of History 50 (2016), 13-29.
“Churchgoing in New Zealand, 1874-1926: how ‘mediocre’ was it?” New Zealand Journal of History 47 (2013), 106-135.
“Calendars, cemeteries and the evolution of colonial culture,” Journal of New Zealand Studies 12 (2011), 125-136.
“Heavenly visions: Otago colonists’ concepts of the afterlife,” Journal of Religious History 30 (2006): 2-17.
“‘Days of Heaven on Earth’: Presbyterian communion seasons in nineteenth-century Otago,” Journal of Religious History 26 (2002): 274-297. Winner of the Bruce Mansfield Award for the best article published in the Journal of Religious History, 2002-2003.
“‘With one accord rejoice on this glad day’: celebrating the monarchy in nineteenth-century Otago,” New Zealand Journal of History 36 (2002): 137-160.
Feasts and fasts: holidays, religion and ethnicity in nineteenth-century Otago. PhD thesis, University of Otago, 2003.