• 100 Days that Mapped a Nation
    100 Days that Mapped a Nation
    ISBN: 9781869665128
    Title: 100 Days that Mapped a Nation
    Author: LAY GRAEME

    October 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first landfall in New Zealand. One Hundred Days that Mapped a Nation marks this historic occasion by looking at Cook’s intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that were unprecedented for the time and had such far-reaching consequences. His initial voyage on the Endeavour was focused on observing the transit of Venus to gather information to help with nautical navigation and as a result he had on board astronomer Charles Green, naturalists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander and later artist William Hodges. This has left a legacy of first-hand accounts and artworks that bring alive the impressions of Cook and his crew, and what they experienced in their early encounters with the inhabitants and their reactions to the exotic landscape. Ships logs, journal entries, maps and illustrations help to build a vivid portrait of the places and people encountered by Cook, recording his impressions and those of some of the talented men who accompanied him. It also looks at the challenges of the voyages, from preventing scurvy to finding adequate provisions. Highly illustrated with a lively but authoritative text by Graeme Lay, this book is the definitive celebration of a remarkable achievement. In the 100 days Captain Cook spent here on three separate voyages he managed to charter the coastline of New Zealand, literally putting the country on the map.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • 100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa
    100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa
    ISBN: 9780994146052
    Title: 100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa
    Author: WAUGH SUSAN (EDITOR)

    In this fascinating book Te Papas science team of experts showcase 100 collection objects that demonstrate the breadth and depth of the collection and the museums important ongoing research. Te Papas expert curators and collections managers tell the fascinating stories of everything from the colossal squid to the flaming flagfins and from sea spiders to beaver fleas. Since the Colonial Museum opened in 1865 and the first director, Sir James Hector, began collecting items of geological and natural history significance, the collections of New Zealands national museum have become enormously significant not to mention enormous.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Ake Ake Kia Kaha E! B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945
    Ake Ake Kia Kaha E! B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945
    ISBN: 9781869539856
    Title: Ake Ake Kia Kaha E! B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945
    Author: GARDINER WIRA

    A truly unique insight into the impact the Second World War had on the iwi of the central North Island and Bay of Plenty districts (including Te Arawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Tuhoe, Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngati Maru and Ngati Paoa) focusing on the region's war effort not only overseas, but also at home and in government. Through personal recollections, eyewitness accounts, numerous anecdotes and highly illustrated throughout, the book tells the fascinating story of the B Company's war, capturing the special `spirit' of the Maori Battalion. Features over 200 images, many not seen in print before, plus hundreds of portraits of the men of B Company (650+ our of approx 900 who served) generously provided by whanau. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Harawira Wira Tiri Gardiner, KNZM, is a former professional soldier, senior public servant and writer. He was contracted to write B Company's history in 2015. His tribal affiliations are Ngati Awa, Ngati Pikiao, Whakatohea and Te Whanua-a-Apanui.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Anzac Sniper
    Anzac Sniper
    ISBN: 9780733338458
    Title: Anzac Sniper
    Author: ROLAND PERRY


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • As You Will: Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific
    As You Will: Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific
    ISBN: 9780908995608
    Title: As You Will: Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific
    Author: SMITH MICKEY

    In her new book, As You Will: Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific, artist Mickey Smith documents the historic legacy of 23 Carnegie Libraries erected across the South Pacific, including 18 in NZ. Named after the successful Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie, his philanthropic trust established 2,509 library buildings throughout the English-speaking world between 1886 and 1917. Featuring 47 original full-colour photographs as well as 23 historic images, and short texts by AUT Professor of Architecture, Charles Walker and Te Tuhi Artistic Director, Gabriela Salgado, this publication is a memorial to the Carnegie legacy, capturing a grand philanthropic project in decline.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Backstage Passes: The Untold Story of NZ's Live Music Venues 1960-1990
    Backstage Passes: The Untold Story of NZ's Live Music Venues 1960-1990
    ISBN: 9781869664879
    Title: Backstage Passes: The Untold Story of NZ's Live Music Venues 1960-1990
    Author: MATHERS JOANNA

    New Zealand music was made on beer-stained stages, in grimy toilets and smoky back rooms. Backstage Passes charts the stories of the countries most celebrated live music venues. Hookers, heroin, cocaine, killings, sex in alleyways, punch-ups on dance floors - live music was the nexus around which a cultural history happened.

    Backstage Passes has the inside story on what it was like to be part of a vibrant scene when New Zealand was a rural backwater. First-hand accounts from muscicians, fans and bar owners bring each chapter to life.

    The beating heart of the book is the music and the spaces within which the music was played. Rock, pop, reggae, punk and hip-hop, every genre has its heroes and villians, it's successes and casualties. Backstage Passes is a tribute to all the characters whom sizzled up the stage, worked the doors, poured the beers and danced to the beat.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Best of Both Worlds: the Story of Elsdon Best & Tutakangahau
    Best of Both Worlds: the Story of Elsdon Best & Tutakangahau
    ISBN: 9780143008422
    Title: Best of Both Worlds: the Story of Elsdon Best & Tutakangahau
    Author: HOLMAN JEFFREY PAPAROA

    In 1895 a meeting took place in the rugged Urewera ranges - Tuhoe country - that would have lasting effects on our views of traditional Maori society. Elsdon Best, a self-taught anthropologist and quartermaster on the road past Lake Waikaremoana, was sought out by a leading Tuhoe chief, Tutakangahau of Maungapohatu. The stories he gave to Best to be recorded for future generations are with us today. Best went on to become a noted Pakeha authority on a people he would style as the last of 'the oldtime Maori'. How much did the old man tell him? Was it freely given? Can Best's writings - so pervasive today in our understanding of Maori culture - be truly relied upon? In his unique examination of this historically significant relationship, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman poses such searching questions, further informing a vital national debate on the shared identity - and destiny - of Maori and Pakeha.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Best of NZ LP
    Best of NZ LP
    ISBN: 9781786571878
    Title: Best of NZ LP
    Author: 2ND EDITION


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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Big Smoke: NZ Cities 1840–1920
    Big Smoke: NZ Cities 1840–1920
    ISBN: 9780947492434
    Title: Big Smoke: NZ Cities 1840–1920
    Author: SCHRADER BEN

    Unlike in Europe, North America, Australia and elsewhere, urban history has never been sustained as a distinct field of scholarship in New Zealand. This is surprising, considering that since the early twentieth century most New Zealanders have lived in towns and cities – 86 per cent were urban in 2014. Yet we know surprisingly little about these urban dwellers and the spaces in which they lived.

    The pursuit of city life is one of the most important untold stories of New Zealand. The Big Smoke is the first comprehensive history to tell this story, presenting a dynamic and highly illustrated account of city life from 1840 to 1920.

    It explores such questions as: what did cities look like and how did they change; why were women especially drawn to live in cities; in what ways did Maori experience and shape cities; how far was the street a living room and stage for city life; and why did New Zealand so quickly became a nation of townspeople?

    At a time of national debate over housing and the growth of our cities, Ben Schrader’s superb new history reveals how our urban origins have shaped the people we are today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Bishops, Boozers, Brethren & Burkas: A Cartoon History of Religion in NZ
    Bishops, Boozers, Brethren & Burkas: A Cartoon History of Religion in NZ
    ISBN: 9780992247713
    Title: Bishops, Boozers, Brethren & Burkas: A Cartoon History of Religion in NZ
    Author: GRIMSHAW MIKE

    Bishops, Boozers, Brethren & Burkhas uses cartoons from 1860s to the present day to discuss the way religion in New Zealand has been represented by our cartoonists. There is no general history of religion in New Zealand so this book is a unique contribution in providing not only a cartoon history of religion in this country but also a history via cartoons. From the 1860s, settlers viewed issues of religion and politics as problematic, but in the main, religion remained part of the fabric of society. However, religion was more of a concern for our cartoonists as New Zealand became an increasingly secular nation from the 1970s onwards. This not only reflects the generation of cartoonists whose work was published from the 1970s but also a shift in New Zealand society more generally. Overall, when religion was less of a contested identity and influence, cartoonists tended to leave religion and the church alone. However, as the country became, very quickly, a secular society from the 1970s onwards, religion was a target of cartoonists. Religion and the religious were increasingly presented as representing religious and social attitudes and beliefs regarded as out of step with a modern society.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Black Flu 1918: The Story of NZ's Worst Public Health Disaster
    Black Flu 1918: The Story of NZ's Worst Public Health Disaster
    ISBN: 9781927145951
    Title: Black Flu 1918: The Story of NZ's Worst Public Health Disaster
    Author: RICE GEOFFREY

    Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That equals nearly half the total of New Zealand soldiers killed in the First World War. Yet these were civilians, dying in the first month of peace. This was New Zealand's worst-ever public health disaster. The whole country seemed to shut down for several weeks in November 1918. Because the victims' bodies turned black when they died, many believed it was the plague.Could it happen again? The risk of another major influenza pandemic is even greater now, thanks to international jet travel. Global flu surveillance should give us better warning, and we now have anti-viral drugs and antibiotics to deal with the secondary pneumonia that was the real killer in 1918. But do we have the systems in place to deal with another massive health crisis? This book shows how we coped back in 1918 - the response of public health officials, how the sick were nursed, how thousands of convalescents were fed and the lessons learned that may still be useful today. It is an inspiring and fascinating story that all New Zealanders need to know about.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Bloomsbury South: the Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953
    Bloomsbury South: the Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953
    ISBN: 9781869408480
    Title: Bloomsbury South: the Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953
    Author: SIMPSON PETER

    For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts. Variously between 1933 and 1953, Christchurch was the home of Angus and Bensemann and McCahon, Curnow and Glover and Baxter, the Group, the Caxton Press and the Little Theatre, Landfall and Tomorrow, Ngaio Marsh and Douglas Lilburn. It was a city in which painters lived with writers, writers promoted musicians, in which the arts and artists from different forms were deeply intertwined. And it was a city where artists developed a powerful synthesis of European modernist influences and an assertive New Zealand nationalism that gave mid-century New Zealand cultural life its particular shape.

    In this book, Simpson tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this ‘Bloomsbury South’ and the arts and artists that made it. Simpson brings to life the individual talents and their passions, but he also takes us inside the scenes that they created together: Bethell and her visiting coterie of younger poets; Glover and Bensemann’s exacting typography at the Caxton Press; the yearly exhibitions and aesthetic clashes of the Group; McCahon and Baxter’s developing friendship; the effects of Brasch’s patronage; Marsh’s Shakespearian re-creations at the Little Theatre. Simpson recreates a Christchurch we have lost, where a group of artists collaborated to create a distinctively New Zealand art which spoke to the condition of their country as it emerged into the modern era.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Bulford Kiwi
    Bulford Kiwi
    ISBN: 9781869539849
    Title: Bulford Kiwi
    Author: BROWN COLLEEN

    The intriguing story of a 130m-tall Kiwi, carved into a hill in southern England by New Zealand troops waiting to go home at the end of the World War One.

    "Little known story from after WW1, when NZ troops waited months in Sling Camp in southern England after the war ended to get a ship home.

    "Rioting in the camp led to plans to keep troops busy by cutting a giant Kiwi into the chalk hill behind the camp.

    "The Bulford Kiwi has become a monument built by soldiers, not governments, for themselves and their mates.

    "In 2017 the Bulford Kiwi was made a protected heritage site by UK government.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • But I Changed all That: 'First' NZ Women
    But I Changed all That: 'First' NZ Women
    ISBN: 9780473450014
    Title: But I Changed all That: 'First' NZ Women
    Author: TOLERTON JANE

    It includes 'the obvious suspects' of politics - for example, the first woman MP was Elizabeth McCombs, elected for Labour in Lyttelton in 1933 and the first Maori woman MP, Iriaka Ratana, stood for Labour in Western Maori. Both won by-elections after the deaths of their husbands, who had previously held the seat, both with increased majorities.

    New Zealand's first woman Prime Minister, Jenny Shipley, is seen planting trees with Auckland schoolchildren. Helen Clark, our first elected Prime minister, appears in Karangahape Road late on the night she was elected in 1999. The first woman Cabinet minister, Labour MP Mabel Howard, is seen dancing with pop star Johnny Devlin. The first Maori woman Cabinet minister, Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan, is shown still at work when two days past the due date for her first baby; four years later she became the first Cabinet minister in the world to give birth.

    Dame Cath Tizard was the first woman governor-general, in 1990, having been the first mayor of Auckland. However, the first woman mayor in the British Empire was Elizabeth Yates, elected in Onehunga in the local body elections of November 1893.

    Some of the women featured were first in their field in New Zealand. Others are the first New Zealander to have achieved internationally in their field, like Keri Hulme, first New Zealander to win the Booker Prize, and Jane Campion the only New Zealander to win the Grand Prix at Cannes.

    Also included are rugby player Farah Palmer, referee Nicky Inwood, Bishop Penny Jamieson, cultural safety activist Irihapeti Ramsden, jockey Linda Jones, firefighter Anne Barry, Olympian Yvette William, television documentary maker Shirley Maddock, painter Frances Hodgkins and writer Katherine Mansfield, among others.

    The title comes from singer Dinah Lee. When she became the first New Zealand woman to have a number one hit overseas in 1964, the men in the band told her 'not to get a big head. To them the girl singer was just a fill-in. But I changed all that. All of a sudden I was going out on my own tours'.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Camera in the Crowd: Filming NZ in Peace & War, 1895–1920
    Camera in the Crowd: Filming NZ in Peace & War, 1895–1920
    ISBN: 9780947506346
    Title: Camera in the Crowd: Filming NZ in Peace & War, 1895–1920
    Author: PUGSLEY CHRISTOPHER

    Filming and cinema quickly won the hearts of New Zealand from the
    mid-1890s, yet the story of the cameramen and the film they took
    here and in the First World War has never been fully captured. This
    attractive hardback brings to fruition years of original research and
    archival work by esteemed historian Christopher Pugsley (Gallipoli),
    and features over 200 photos and illustrations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Chatham Islands: Heritage & Conservation 2ed
    Chatham Islands: Heritage & Conservation 2ed
    ISBN: 9781877257780
    Title: Chatham Islands: Heritage & Conservation 2ed
    Author: MISKELLY COLIN (EDITOR)

    Revised and expanded to include up-to-date information, this new edition describes the Chatham Islands with emphasis on their geology, flora, fauna, habitats, and extinct and endangered species on land, in freshwater, and in the sea. Beginning with an introduction to the human history of the islands, this guide enumerates the many reserves and covenants that have been established to protect and conserve the islands' heritage. The nonscientific approach makes this an easily accessible, comprehensive overview of the islands supplemented by beautiful color photography. Visitors, residents, conservationists, and scientists will find this a practical guide to the natural habitat of the Chatham Islands.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Classic NZ Cycle Trails 4ed
    Classic NZ Cycle Trails 4ed
    ISBN: 9780994145420
    Title: Classic NZ Cycle Trails 4ed
    Author: KENNETT JONATHON PAUL & SIMON


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Classic NZ Mountain Bike Rides 10th edition
    Classic NZ Mountain Bike Rides 10th edition
    ISBN: 9780994145437
    Title: Classic NZ Mountain Bike Rides 10th edition
    Author: KENNETT BROTHERS

    The latest edition of the Kennett's founding title is a larger format book that focuses on the 40 best mountain bike rides in the country.
    The Kennett Brothers have drawn on decades of riding experience to bring together the best of the best.
    There's something here for everyone here, from multi-day back country adventures, to loops through purpose built trail networks.
    Each chapter will cover a key riding area in depth including fascinating back stories and spectacular photographs, giving readers a real sense of place.
    Many Mountain Bike Parks have tens of kilometres of tracks of varying difficulty weaving through forest. If you don't have local knowledge it can be difficult to choose a route.
    For these situations, the book outlines recommended routes, carefully tailored to different riding abilities and levels of commitment.
    Each ride includes:
    Detailed route descriptions.
    Geographx 3D maps
    Elevation charts
    Essential services.
    Nearby rides
    The perfect gift for mountain bikers looking for inspiration as they dream of their next adventure!


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Close to the Wind
    Close to the Wind
    ISBN: 9781775503491
    Title: Close to the Wind
    Author: HILL DAVID

    In May 1940, a group of Auckland yachtsmen who were members of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve left for the war. Leonard Hill, a young Maori sailor, and his friends arrived in Singapore under siege. Playing to their strengths as small boat sailors, they manned fast motor launches, raiding and rescuing Allies from behind enemy lines. On the night of 13 February 1942, the eve of the fall of Singapore, they took two Fairmiles, ML310 and ML311, to evacuate members of the Allied High Command and survivors of sinking vessels. Hunted down by the Japanese, most of the almost one hundred men perished. Some became POWs, and of those who attempted to escape, only three succeeded: Leonard Hill, Herbert 'Johnny' Bull and Andrew Brough. This is the story of how they evaded the Japanese and survived.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Colonial Naturalist: Henry Suter's Life of Discovery & Hardship in NZ
    Colonial Naturalist: Henry Suter's Life of Discovery & Hardship in NZ
    ISBN: 9780473401689
    Title: Colonial Naturalist: Henry Suter's Life of Discovery & Hardship in NZ
    Author: HYDE PAMELA

    Henry Suter is one of the forgotten German-speaking naturalists who made it their life’s work to discover and describe New Zealand’s flora and fauna. Leaving behind a failed business in Switzerland, Suter came to New Zealand with his wife and seven children in 1887 expecting to find employment in science. Instead, he found poverty and despair. He also found an absorbing natural environment and a vibrant scientific community. Suter never managed to secure permanent employment but found short-term work in New Zealand museums. He became a renowned naturalist discovering molluscs, spiders, lizards and botany as well as a prolific trader of items desired by overseas collectors. This book provides new insights into science in 19th and early twentieth century New Zealand by exploring the relationships between Suter, James Hector, William Colenso, Frederick Hutton, Thomas Cheeseman, Augustus Hamilton and others. It is also an intriguing story of hardship and prevailing against the odds. The book includes more than 90 images, many of which are in colour and have not been previously published.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Creative Victoria: A History of 119 Years of Creativity at Victoria University of Wellington
    Creative Victoria: A History of 119 Years of Creativity at Victoria University of Wellington
    ISBN: 9781776562060
    Title: Creative Victoria: A History of 119 Years of Creativity at Victoria University of Wellington
    Author: BARROWMAN RACHEL

    Creativity isn’t all about individual inspiration and work. It sparks from the cross-fertilisation of energy and imaginations and ideas, and thrives in institutional, social and cultural places that recognise the worth of cultural activity and creative expression, and that make room for and foster it.

    Over 119 years (and counting) Victoria University has made huge contributions to the cultural and creative life of Wellington and New Zealand, and beyond—in music, art, theatre, film, architecture, creative literature and publishing. It has actively sought to encourage creative thinking and creative expression—in a diversity of forms, across a diversity of fields—and to establish the creative arts as not only a legitimate but a vital part of the institution and its work.

    This is a story not only of the creative activity that has come out of Victoria, but also of the university’s role as a custodian of cultural treasures, and of its engagement with creative and cultural life beyond its doors. It is a rich and distinctive history, one of which the University of Wellington can be proud.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Cuba Street Project: Place, Food, People
    Cuba Street Project: Place, Food, People
    ISBN: 9780143772347
    Title: Cuba Street Project: Place, Food, People
    Author: BRASH BETH & LLOYD ALICE

    More than just a cookbook.
    Cuba Street has many faces. Restaurants, cafUs, record shops, fashion outlets - and the bucket fountain. Cuba Street has iconic status in Wellington - its colour and character over the last few decades have made it a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike. From the late lamented Matterhorn and Mighty Mighty, to Midnight Espresso, Logan Brown and Ombra, the street is filled with places and people worth remembering.
    Beth Brash is a Wellington-based foodie and blogger. She knows the local food scene extremely well, having been the manager of the popular Beervana festival and now programme manager for Visa Wellington On a Plate. She and her photographer sister, Alice Lloyd, spent a summer capturing the essence of Cuba Street, visiting all the eateries and off-beat shops, with Alice taking the photographs and Beth researching, interviewing and gathering recipes. The fascinating result is The Cuba Street Project.
    Great production values (hardback with blunt cut edges) and a very contemporary look make this a highly desirable package.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Dancing With the King: The Rise & Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885
    Dancing With the King: The Rise & Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885
    ISBN: 9781869408695
    Title: Dancing With the King: The Rise & Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885
    Author: BELGRAVE MICHAEL

    When Maori were defeated at Orakau in 1864 and the Waikato War ended, Tawhiao, the second Maori King, and his supporters were forced into an armed exile in the Rohe Potae, the King Country. For the next twenty years, the King Country operated as an independent state ¿ a land governed by the Maori King where settlers and the Crown entered at risk of their lives. Dancing with the King is the story of the King Country when it was the King¿s country, and of the negotiations between the King and the Queen that finally opened the area to European settlement. For twenty years, the King and the Queen¿s representatives engaged in a dance of diplomacy involving gamesmanship, conspiracy, pageantry and hard headed politics, with the occasional act of violence or threat of it. While the Crown refused to acknowledge the King¿s legitimacy, the colonial government and the settlers were forced to treat Tawhiao as a King, to negotiate with him as the ruler and representative of a sovereign state, and to accord him the respect and formality that this involved. Colonial negotiators even made Tawhiao offers of settlement that came very close to recognising his sovereign authority. Dancing with the King is a riveting account of a key moment in New Zealand history as an extraordinary cast of characters ¿ Tawhiao and Rewi Maniapoto, Donald McLean and George Grey ¿ negotiated the role of the King and the Queen, of Maori and Pakeha, in New Zealand.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Dark Island: Leprosy in NZ & the Quail Island Colony
    Dark Island: Leprosy in NZ & the Quail Island Colony
    ISBN: 9781988545981
    Title: Dark Island: Leprosy in NZ & the Quail Island Colony
    Author: KINGSBURY BENJAMIN

    From 1906 to 1925 Quail Island was the site of New Zealands leprosy colony. The colony began by accident, as it were, after the discovery of a leprosy sufferer in Christchurch. As further patients arrived from across the country, it grew into a controversial and troubled institution an embarrassment to the Health Department, an object of pity to a few, a source of fear to many. It was a place that some people wanted to forget, but its stories are worth remembering: among them are stories of remarkable generosity and selflessness, as well as of violence and great suffering. This fascinating narrative from a talented young historian reveals a little-known aspect of New Zealands past. Through the tale of the Quail Island colony, the book shines a light on wider society in that period, both in New Zealand and beyond. Elegantly and engagingly written, The Dark Island heralds the arrival of a significant historical voice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Dead Letters: Censorship & Subversion in NZ 1914-1920
    Dead Letters: Censorship & Subversion in NZ 1914-1920
    ISBN: 9781988531526
    Title: Dead Letters: Censorship & Subversion in NZ 1914-1920
    Author: DAVIDSON JARED

    In 1918, from deep within the West Coast bush, a miner on the run from the military wrote a letter to his sweetheart. Two months later he was in jail. Like millions of others, his letter had been steamed open by a team of censors shrouded in secrecy. Using their confiscated mail as a starting point, 'Dead Letters: Censorship and subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920' reveals the remarkable stories of people caught in the web of wartime surveillance. Among them were a feisty German-born socialist, a Norwegian watersider, an affectionate Irish nationalist, a love-struck miner, an aspiring Maxim Gorky, a cross-dressing doctor, a nameless rural labourer, an avid letter writer with a hatred of war, and two mystical dairy farmers with a poetic bent. Military censorship within New Zealand meant that their letters were stopped, confiscated and filed away, sealed and unread for over 100 years. Until now. Intimate and engaging, this dramatic narrative weaves together the personal and political, bringing to light the reality of wartime censorship. In an age of growing state power, new forms of surveillance and control, and fragility of the right to privacy and freedom of opinion, Dead Letters is a startling reminder that we have been here before.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Eddie Norman & 25 Battalion
    Eddie Norman & 25 Battalion
    ISBN: 9781988595061
    Title: Eddie Norman & 25 Battalion
    Author: KAY ELIZABETH

    When World War Two broke out, three theological students left their college in Auckland to the sound of bagpipes and volunteered to fight. Eddie Norman, aged 22 from Hawke’s Bay, was one of them. A natural leader, his first experience of action was at El Alamein in 1942 as a platoon commander, and during the Italian campaign he quickly rose to command 25 Battalion. This is his story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Expatriates: The Connection Between Colony & its Founder
    Expatriates: The Connection Between Colony & its Founder
    ISBN: 9781988533179
    Title: Expatriates: The Connection Between Colony & its Founder
    Author: EDMOND MARTIN

    The connection between a colony and its founder, centre and margin, is always paradoxical. Where once Britain sent colonists out into the world, now the descendents of those colonists return to interrogate the centre.

    This is a book about four of these returners: Harold Williams, journalist, linguist, Foreign Editor of The Times; Ronald Syme, spy, libertarian, historian of ancient Rome; John Platt-Mills, radical lawyer and political activist; and Joseph Burney Trapp, librarian, scholar and protector of culture.

    These were men, born in remote New Zealand, who achieved fame in Europe—even as they were lost sight of at home. Men who became, from the point of view of their country of origin, expatriates.

    A writer of penetrating insight, Martin Edmond explores the intersections of past and present in the lives of these four extraordinary individuals. Their stories combine, in the hands of this award-winning writer, to a moving reflection upon New Zealand’s place in the world, then and now.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Eyes of Fire: the Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior
    Eyes of Fire: the Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior
    ISBN: 9781877484285
    Title: Eyes of Fire: the Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior
    Author: ROBIE DAVID

    Award-winning journalist David Robie was on board the Greenpeace environmental ship Rainbow Warrior on its last mission to Rongelap Atoll in May 1985 and continued to stay with the ship until it reached Auckland in July. Robie’s account of this voyage – of the Marshall Islands community poisoned by nuclear fallout and of the fatal bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by the French secret service – remains a de?nitive work on Western treachery in the Paci?c, but also shows the power of good people who were willing to stand up and be counted when others desperately needed help.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Far North Rural Road Map
    Far North Rural Road Map
    ISBN: 2020011312501
    Title: Far North Rural Road Map
    Author: KIWIMAPS


    Format: Map
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    ISBN: 9781869664855
    Title: Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    Author: HENDERSON WARWICK

    Toys and Games have been entertaining children and adults alike for centuries. From the time of the Pharaohs to current day Chinese Chequers, Model Cars, the Space Race and Star Wars.

    This illustrated history is an incredible insight into the background of the toys that we grew up with, including particular toys and games that became international favourites. The book is not just for toy and game aficionados, but anyone who is interested in history, both social and industrial, and collectors in general. Over 250 colour photographs compliment this wonderfully researched and detailed book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa NZ
    First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9781775540946
    Title: First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa NZ
    Author: DUDER TESSA

    The story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, lavishly produced and richly illustrated. Since it was published by the Admiralty in 1816, James Cook's chart of New Zealand has long been regarded as one of the most extraordinary achievements in the history of cartography. First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand tells the human story behind the creation of Cook's famous chart, following the progress of his six-month circumnavigation of New Zealand and piecing the map together as the narrative on H.M.B. Endeavour unfolds. It is a story of courage, dogged perseverance and Cook's extraordinary skills as both cartographer and seafarer. Scenes from Tessa Duder's evocative text are beautifully recreated by award-winning illustrator David Elliot in this exquisite large format edition. Published to coincide with the Tuia -- Encounters 250 commemoration of James Cook's 1769-70 journey around New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • For King & Country: Four Brothers, Four Crosses
    For King & Country: Four Brothers, Four Crosses
    ISBN: 9781927167397
    Title: For King & Country: Four Brothers, Four Crosses
    Author: VENNELL JOCK

    The third of three books by military historian Jock Vennell on New Zealand's participation in World War 1 through the experiences of its commanders and the men they led.

    This book is the story of a New Zealand family of five brothers who enlisted to fight for their country in World War 1 and never returned. They were among the more than 18,000 young men who lost their lives fighting for the British Empire to which their country belonged in 1914. Countless others were badly wounded or returned home so physically and mentally damaged that they could play no useful part in post-war society. Through the tragedy of the Christophers family, military historian Jock Vennell traces the social and economic damage done to New Zealand society by the war, destroying so many of the best of its coming generation, disrupting nationally important industries and social services and limiting personal freedoms. He looks at why so many young men willingly answered the call to serve their King, country, and empire, despite the terrible loss of life sustained on the battlefields of Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East over four years of war.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • For King & Other Countries: The NZers Who Fought in Other Services in the First World War
    For King & Other Countries: The NZers Who Fought in Other Services in the First World War
    ISBN: 9780995102996
    Title: For King & Other Countries: The NZers Who Fought in Other Services in the First World War
    Author: HARPER GLYN ET AL

    New Zealands military contribution to the First World War was a massive effort for a small country. The figure most often quoted is that from October 1914 through to October 1918, just over 100,000 New Zealanders embarked for military service overseas. But that number does not include the thousands who served under other imperial flags: with the Australian Imperial Force, British army units, the Indian army, the Canadian Expeditionary Force, the American Expeditionary Force, the South African Overseas Expeditionary Force, the French Foreign Legion, and even the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps. Nor does it include the women who served with other nations medical organisations or by entertaining troops. This meticulously researched book details a range of New Zealanders who fought for the British Empire under other flags. They have not previously been included in First World War statistics, and there may be as many as 12,000 of them, 1400 of whom died. From heroes and ratbags to singers and medical pioneers, in For King and Other Countries Glyn Harper tells their stories.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Friendly Fire: Nuclear Politics & the Collapse of Anzus, 1984-1987
    Friendly Fire: Nuclear Politics & the Collapse of Anzus, 1984-1987
    ISBN: 9781869407414
    Title: Friendly Fire: Nuclear Politics & the Collapse of Anzus, 1984-1987
    Author: HENSLEY GERALD

    An insider account of New Zealand's anti-nuclear policy and the unravelling of the ANZUS alliance. In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government's anti-nuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After three years of ship visits denied, angry meetings, fraught diplomacy and press conferences, the stand-off led to the unravelling of the ANZUS military alliance, established in 1951. Based on previously classified government records in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, interviews with key protagonists from throughout the world, and the author's own involvement in events, Friendly Fire tells the inside story of the dramatic confrontation.  We hear what Bob Hawke and George Schultz really thought of David Lange; we see the internal machinations within the Labour Party as Geoffrey Palmer wrestled with what to do about the USS Buchanan's proposed visit while David Lange was stuck in the middle of the Pacific on an old boat; and we see the complex play of cultural loyalties, strategic objectives, and personal relationships that led from policy differences to confrontation to collapse. This is the definitive account of a key turning point in New Zealand history - a dramatic story of powerful personalities arguing key questions on the world stage.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • From Taranto to Trieste: Following the 2nd Division's Italian Campaign 1943-45
    From Taranto to Trieste: Following the 2nd Division's Italian Campaign 1943-45
    ISBN: 9780994136060
    Title: From Taranto to Trieste: Following the 2nd Division's Italian Campaign 1943-45
    Author: MALLINSON JENNIFER

    Taranto to Trieste is an account of the author’s fascinating journey to retrace the actual path of the 2nd New Zealand Division in Italy from its arrival in October 1943 until the end of the European war. Although a personal journey with personal reflections, the real story is about the largely off-the-beaten track places which the troops passed through, what they saw and experienced along the way and, in some cases what they missed. To complement the Division’s story, the historical context and military actions are explained with many maps as well as war-time photographs and colourful quotations from official military histories. As the author says, “There are many people of the post-war generation, and their children, with direct connections to the Italian campaign, who would like to know more about the small, mysterious places the Division passed through which appear in diaries, letters and on the back of photographs, but many of which do not appear on maps.” The author’s own photographs, descriptions of the places visited, the landscapes travelled and the roads followed will delight those wanting to follow in the footsteps of the 2nd Division in Italy.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Funny As: The Story of NZ Comedy
    Funny As: The Story of NZ Comedy
    ISBN: 9781869409005
    Title: Funny As: The Story of NZ Comedy
    Author: MATTHEWS PHILIP & HORAN PAUL

    On TV, film and live, New Zealand comedy has never been bigger. Published alongisde a major Television New Zealand documentary series, Funny As is a big, authoritative, funny history of New Zealand's funny men and women. From capping bands to the Topp Twins, hori humour to Billy T James, Lynn of Tawa to Fred Dagg, New Zealanders have made each other laugh in ways distinctive to our peoples and our culture. In 400 pictures and a text built on deep research and over 100 interviews with comics, this book will be Funny As.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Gallant Acts & Noble Deeds: NZ Army Honours & Awards for the Second World War
    Gallant Acts & Noble Deeds: NZ Army Honours & Awards for the Second World War
    ISBN: 9780473360290
    Title: Gallant Acts & Noble Deeds: NZ Army Honours & Awards for the Second World War
    Author: BEATTIE PJ & POMEROY MJ

    The Second World War saw ordinary New Zealand soldiers and nurses display extraordinary acts of heroism and devotion to duty - be it on active service with the 2nd New Zealand.Expeditionary Force or in New Zealand on training and administrative duties. Now, you can read all about their deeds through previously unpublished award recommendations.

    Included in this book are: -
    Full recommendations for over 1500 recipients of medallic awards Recommendations for over 100 recipients of Mentions in Despatches.Full list of over 2,800 Mentions in Despatches with London Gazette references.Eye-witness statements for the majority of the Victoria Cross recommendations.Numerous of photographs of recipients and their medal groups

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
    $115.00
  • Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors & the Maori World, 1880-1910
    Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors & the Maori World, 1880-1910
    ISBN: 9781869409357
    Title: Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors & the Maori World, 1880-1910
    Author: BLACKLEY ROGER

    Galleries of Maoriland introduces us to the many ways in which European colonists to New Zealand (called Pakeha by the indigenous Maori) discovered, created, propagated and romanticised the Maori world at the turn of the century summed up in a popular nickname describing New Zealand; Maoriland. It could be seen in the paintings of Lindauer and Goldie; among artists, patrons, collectors and audiences; inside the Polynesian Society and the Dominion Museum; among stolen artefacts and fantastical accounts of the Maori past. The culture of Maoriland was a colonists creation. But Galleries of Maoriland shows that Maori were not merely passive victims: they too had a stake in this process of romanticisation. What, this book asks, were some of the Maori purposes that were served by curio displays, portrait collections, and the wider ethnological culture? Why did the idealisation of an ancient Maori world, which obsessed ethnological inquirers and artists alike, appeal also to Maori? Who precisely were the Maori participants in this culture, and what were their motives? Galleries of Maoriland looks at Maori prehistory in European art; the enthusiasm of settlers and Maori for portraiture and recreations of ancient life; the trade in Maori curios; and the international exhibition of this colonial culture. By illuminating New Zealand's artistic and ethnographic economy at the turn of the twentieth century, this book provides a new understanding of our art and our culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Gallipoli the NZ Story
    Gallipoli the NZ Story
    ISBN: 9780947506070
    Title: Gallipoli the NZ Story
    Author: PUGSLEY CHRISTOPHER

    The definitive account of New Zealand's role in the disastrous 1915 Gallipoli campaign, when a British-led expeditionary force met the Turkish army in an attempt to wrest control of the Dardanelles, comes alive in an updated edition, well illustrated and brilliantly analysed by the doyen of Kiwi military historians. In the fifth edition of this classic work we see Gallipoli through the eyes of those who fought there - in the pages of their letters and diaries, illustrated with an abundance of original photos. Gallipoli does justice to the reality of this epic campaign, and deserves a place on the shelves of any history enthusiast. The new edition includes a foreword by the Governor-General of New Zealand, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Going by Train: The Complete NZ Railways Story
    Going by Train: The Complete NZ Railways Story
    ISBN: 9781775593553
    Title: Going by Train: The Complete NZ Railways Story
    Author: HUTCHINS GRAHAM

    Railways played a pivotal part in the development of New Zealand's economy, towns and cities, and helped shape a distinctive culture. This is a comprehensive account of our railways story, from the earliest days of the colony, through rail's growth and golden days, slow decline and recent resurgence.
    'Going by Train' details New Zealand's railway development from its beginnings to completion of the main trunk, provincial and urban networks and the numerous branch lines reaching far-flung corners of the country. By the 1930s and '40s, railways dominated travel and became part of the national way of life, with trains for all passengers and occasions. Graham Hutchins, who grew up in a railway town and spent many years working on the railways, recounts the locomotives, the lines, the people and personalities in rail's colourful history. With competition from road transport, rail's golden glow began to fade, with line closures, corporatisation and reduced investment. But with renewed interest, its time has come again, with growth in tourist and commuter travel, line redevelopment and heritage restoration.
    This fully illustrated work gives excellent coverage of local rail's tribulations, triumphs and tragedies, written in a very readable style. Rail fans and general readers alike will enjoy its wide-ranging topics, generous illustrations, anecdotes and personal accounts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
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