• Go Fast or Go Home: The Garth Hogan Story
    Go Fast or Go Home: The Garth Hogan Story
    ISBN: 9780473528874
    Title: Go Fast or Go Home: The Garth Hogan Story
    Author: HANNA TIM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Gorse Blooms Pale: Dan Davins Southland Stories
    Gorse Blooms Pale: Dan Davins Southland Stories
    ISBN: 9781877372421
    Title: Gorse Blooms Pale: Dan Davins Southland Stories
    Author: DAVIN DAN

    Dan Davin, Rhodes scholar, for many years Academic Publisher at the Clarendon Press in Oxford, and one of New Zealand's acknowledged masters of the short story, was born in Invercargill in 1914. The Gorse Blooms Pale gathers together twenty-six stories and a selection of poems reflecting his experiences while growing up in an Irish-New Zealand farming family in Southland. Comic, haunting, poetic, profound and lyrical, the stories have a regional flavour quite unlike any other body of work in New Zealand literature. They insightfully capture the character of an idiosyncratic rural community, its post-British social relationships and tribulations, with a flair equal to such other New Zealand writers as Sargeson, Frame, Middleton or Marshall. When The Gorse Blooms Pale is a rare treasure in the landscape of twentieth-century New Zealand literature.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Great Railway Journeys of Australia & NZ
    Great Railway Journeys of Australia & NZ
    ISBN: 9781909612945
    Title: Great Railway Journeys of Australia & NZ
    Author: BOWDEN DAVID

    A look at 35 trips that highlight some of the most interesting, scenic and rewarding railway journeys in Australia and New Zealand. They include the renowned long-distance journeys, such as The Indian Pacific in Australia that takes travellers on a three-day trip from Perth to Sydney or the The Northern Explorer in New Zealand's North Island that stretches from Wellington to Auckland, as well as those that traverse stunning scenery, such as New Zealand's TranzAlpine train or the Spirit of the Outback in Australia. There are also routes on which restored steam locomotives operate and other lines included for the wonder of their engineering. Trains are a great way to travel in these countries, taking you at ground level past superb scenery that often cannot be seen by any other means of transport. David Bowden's entertaining text describes the route, the major features of interest along the way and any special technical details about the locomotive or the track.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Great War for NZ: Waikato 1800-2000
    Great War for NZ: Waikato 1800-2000
    ISBN: 9781927277577
    Title: Great War for NZ: Waikato 1800-2000
    Author: O'MALLEY VINCENT

    No te taenga ki te kohuru i Rangiaohia, katahi au ka mohio he tino pakanga nui tenei, no Niu Tireni

    When it came to the (time of the) murder at Rangiaohia, then I knew, for the first time, that this was a great war for New Zealand

    Wiremu Tamihana (1865)

    A monumental new account of the defining conflict in New Zealand history. It was war in the Waikato in 1863–64 that shaped the nation in all kinds of ways: setting back Maori and Pakeha relations by several generations and allowing the government to begin to assert the kind of real control over the country that had eluded it since 1840.

    Spanning nearly two centuries from first contact through to settlement and apology, Vincent O’Malley focuses on the human impact of the war, its origins and aftermath. Based on many years of research and illustrated throughout, The Great War for New Zealand is a groundbreaking book written in the conviction that a nation needs to own its history.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • He Whakaputanga:The Declaration of Independence, 1835
    He Whakaputanga:The Declaration of Independence, 1835
    ISBN: 9781988533032
    Title: He Whakaputanga:The Declaration of Independence, 1835
    Author: VARIOUS

    In May 2017 the exhibition He Tohu opens at the National Library in Wellington. This celebrates three founding documents in New Zealand’s history – He Whakaputanga: The Declaration of Independence (1835), the Treaty of Waitangi: Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840) and the Women’s Suffrage Petition (1893). The originals of these documents will be on display at the National Library, in a wonderful exhibition that tells the history of the times and the story of the documents themselves.

    BWB is producing three slim paperbacks showcasing each of the documents, published in conjunction with the National Library and Archives New Zealand. Each book will be focussed on the document itself, and feature a facsimile of the document (or part of it). The documents are framed by an introduction from leading scholars (Claudia Orange, Vincent O’Malley and Barbara Brookes), and a Maori perspective on the document in te reo. Short biographies of many signatories are included – showing the wide range of people who signed. The books are printed in full colour so that the richness of these significant, old documents is shown.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Heart of Flame: Katherine Mansfield’s Flowers & Trees
    Heart of Flame: Katherine Mansfield’s Flowers & Trees
    ISBN: 9781990007163
    Title: Heart of Flame: Katherine Mansfield’s Flowers & Trees
    Author: RANDELL BEVERLEY

    Katherine Mansfield adored
    the natural world — flowers, trees
    and seasons:
    I had so many flowers when I was little, I got to know them so well
    that they are simply the breath of life to me. It’s no ordinary love; it’s a passion.
    This passion shines through her stories, poems and letters. The characters in Prelude
    keep returning to the rambling garden; Taking the Veil is underpinned by a delight
    in spring; the pear tree in blossom is a symbol for the title Bliss; the single flower in
    Carnation shapes the story. Flowers always mattered — as she wrote in 1921:
    I have ‘planted out’ some of my petunias into a story so that they may live a little longer,
    and now I am looking for a favourable corner for a whole blaze of nasturtiums.
    Mansfield created hundreds of vivid and enduring images:
    a clump of toetoe waving in the wind and looking for all the world
    like a family of little girls drying their hair.
    Very large astonished daisies are beginning to flower everywhere …
    There was a great cabbage tree growing in the front garden and the
    shadow it cast on the front door was like a many-armed monster …
    Heart of Flame reveals the exuberance and originality of
    Katherine Mansfield’s words, and Jenni Shoesmith’s lively and
    lifelike illustrations make it easy to identify the plants
    she loved so much.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • History of NZ Women
    History of NZ Women
    ISBN: 9780908321452
    Title: History of NZ Women
    Author: BROOKES BARBARA

    What would a history of New Zealand look like that rejected Thomas Carlyle’s definition of history as ‘the biography of great men’, and focused instead on the experiences of women? One that shifted the angle of vision and examined the stages of this country’s development from the points of view of wives, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts? That considered their lives as distinct from (though often unwillingly influenced by) those of history’s ‘great men’?

    In her ground-breaking History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes provides just such a history. This is more than an account of women in New Zealand, from those who arrived on the first waka to the Grammy and Man Booker Prize-winning young women of the current decade. It is a comprehensive history of New Zealand seen through a female lens.

    Brookes argues that while European men erected the political scaffolding to create a small nation, women created the infrastructure necessary for colonial society to succeed. Concepts of home, marriage and family brought by settler women, and integral to the developing state, transformed the lives of Maori women. The small scale of New Zealand society facilitated rapid change so that, by the twenty-first century, women are no longer defined by family contexts.

    In her long-awaited book, Barbara Brookes traces the factors that drove that change. Her lively narrative draws on a wide variety of sources to map the importance in women’s lives not just of legal and economic changes, but of smaller joys, such as the arrival of a piano from England, or the freedom of riding a bicycle.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Horouta: History of the Horouta Canoe, Gisborne & East Coast
    Horouta: History of the Horouta Canoe, Gisborne & East Coast
    ISBN: 9781877514326
    Title: Horouta: History of the Horouta Canoe, Gisborne & East Coast
    Author: HALBERT RONGOWHAKAATA

    Horouta is the definitive history of the descendants of the voyaging canoes that brought the first settlers from Polynesia to the lands that stretch from East Cape to northern Hawke's bay. Assembled through painstaking historical and genealogical research over more than 70 years by Rongowhakaata Halbert and his family, this outstanding work of scholarship is destined to serve the needs of all New Zealanders, and especially the peoples of Gisborne and the East Coast, for generations to come.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Horouta: History of the Horouta Canoe, Gisborne & East Coast
    Horouta: History of the Horouta Canoe, Gisborne & East Coast
    ISBN: 9780947506209
    Title: Horouta: History of the Horouta Canoe, Gisborne & East Coast
    Author: HALBERT RONGOWHAKAATA

    Horouta is the definitive history of the descendants of the voyaging canoes that brought the first settlers from Polynesia to the lands that stretch from East Cape to northern Hawke's bay. Assembled through painstaking historical and genealogical research over more than 70 years by Rongowhakaata Halbert and his family, this outstanding work of scholarship is destined to serve the needs of all New Zealanders, and especially the peoples of Gisborne and the East Coast, for generations to come.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00
    $125.00
  • Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric Nz & Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities
    Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric Nz & Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities
    ISBN: 9781869403904
    Title: Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric Nz & Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities
    Author: MCFADGEN BRUCE

    Evidence from several disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, demography, history, and the Maori oral tradition, are combined in this analysis of the many volcanic periods that shaped New Zealand. This authoritative, groundbreaking study examines the consequences on the coastal landscape and its people, from the first Polynesian settlers until European colonization in the 18th century. A study of the wave of tsunamis that struck New Zealand in the 15th century, known as the ""big crunch,"" and precipitated various crises that led to cultural change and much warfare is also included.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Identity & Involvement Volume III: Auckland Jewry into the 21st Century
    Identity & Involvement Volume III: Auckland Jewry into the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9780994133458
    Title: Identity & Involvement Volume III: Auckland Jewry into the 21st Century
    Author: GLUCKMAN ANN ET AL

    Ann Gluckman’s vision with Volume I in this series, published back in 1990, was to provide a historical record of the community and to mark both New Zealand’s sesquicentennial and the founding of the Auckland Hebrew Congregation in 1840. Volume II followed in 1993 and now the third volume in the Identity and Involvement series, which recognises 180 years of Jewish settlement in New Zealand, as well as being Ann’s legacy to younger generations of Jews, will be available in February 2020.

    This compelling and comprehensive publication also provides New Zealanders with an opportunity to not only learn Jewish history, but to also acknowledge and celebrate the individual and collective achievements of so many within this minority community.

    The Jewish population of New Zealand has never exceeded 7,000 in any census period and yet out of that relatively small sum, the number of well-known and highly successful Kiwis with a link to the Jewish community is significant. Anti-semitism is rising in Europe and it still exists in New Zealand. Ann’s intention with this third volume is to demonstrate to the Jewish community and beyond that Jews in our country have every reason to be proud.

    As Ann’s son, Sir Peter Gluckman, writes in his contribution to this latest volume: “There is no need to hide who we are for, as many stories in this volume attest, Jews who have lived and who now live in Auckland have been and are phenomenal Kiwis. We can be successful in our Jewish skin and help this country advance.”

    This latest volume is composed of first-hand material from over 120 different people including Dames, Sirs, authors, leading well-known and respected New Zealanders, as well as every day unsung heroes. Some of these include:

    Max Cryer Sir Peter Gluckman Walter Hirsh Juliet Moses

    Professor Paul Moon Dame Lesley Max Bob Narev David Galler

    Diana Wichtel Judge David Robinson Deb Filler Maria Collins

    Each essay expresses the author’s own views, with minimal editing, and is a realistic portrayal of the Auckland Jewish community as it is in the first two decades of the new millennium. It shows quite vividly how views are changing in communities with regard to both religion and the politics of Israel.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • James Cook: The Voyages
    James Cook: The Voyages
    ISBN: 9781869539870
    Title: James Cook: The Voyages
    Author: FRAME WILLIAM & WALKER LAURA

    Stunningly illustrated history tells the story of James Cook's three voyages into the Pacific, including his visits to New Zealand.

    Themes include the navigation and charting of the Pacific; first encounters between Western and indigenous cultures; the representation of the voyages in art; and scientific discovery and the natural world interwoven with the personal stories of the key protagonists, including James Cook and Joseph Banks.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00

    $50.00
  • Justice & Race: Campaigns Against Racism & Abuse in Aotearoa NZ
    Justice & Race: Campaigns Against Racism & Abuse in Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9781990007132
    Title: Justice & Race: Campaigns Against Racism & Abuse in Aotearoa NZ
    Author: SUTHERLAND OLIVER

    This is the story of ACORD – the Auckland Committee on Racism And Discrimination. For 15 years ACORD exposed and campaigned against the institutional racism of police, justice and social welfare systems. It laid the groundwork for a national duty solicitor scheme and gained protections for children incarcerated by the state.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Kaikoura Job: Rebuilding KiwiRail's Main North Line
    Kaikoura Job: Rebuilding KiwiRail's Main North Line
    ISBN: 9780908573967
    Title: Kaikoura Job: Rebuilding KiwiRail's Main North Line
    Author: MERRIFIELD ROB

    The sea-level mountain railway has a long story of dramatic moments and events. The men who completed it in the 1930s and 1940s always referred to it as "The Kaikoura Job". This is the story of the scenic coastal line, from its early beginnings through to the reconstruction efforts following the devastating 2016 earthquake. Lavishly illustrated with historical photos and those taken recently in 2018.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Kalimpong Kids: The NZ Story, in Pictures
    Kalimpong Kids: The NZ Story, in Pictures
    ISBN: 9781988592367
    Title: Kalimpong Kids: The NZ Story, in Pictures
    Author: MCCABE JANE

    In the early 20th century, 130 young Anglo-Indians were sent to New Zealand in an organised immigration scheme from Kalimpong, in the Darjeeling district of India. They were the mixed-race children of British tea planters and local women, and were placed as workers with New Zealand families from the Far North to Southland. Their settlement in New Zealand was the initiative of a Scottish Presbyterian missionary, the Rev Dr John Anderson Graham, who aimed to 'rescue' and provide a home and an education for children whose opportunities would have been limited in the country of their birth. Jane McCabe is the granddaughter of Lorna Peters, who arrived with a group from Kalimpong in 1921. Jane is one of many hundreds of descendants now spread throughout New Zealand. Most grew up with little or no knowledge of their parent's Indian heritage. The story of interracial relationships, institutionalisation - and the sense of abandonment that often resulted - was rarely spoken of. But since the 1980s increasing numbers have been researching their hidden histories. In the process, extraordinary personal stories and many fabulous photographs have come to light. Jane McCabe here tells this compelling and little-known New Zealand story, in pictures.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Karori Streets Revised Ed
    Karori Streets Revised Ed
    ISBN: 9780947493929
    Title: Karori Streets Revised Ed
    Author: CHAPMAN WILL & WOOD KITTY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Keepers of History: NZ Centenarians Tell Their Stories
    Keepers of History: NZ Centenarians Tell Their Stories
    ISBN: 9781775593805
    Title: Keepers of History: NZ Centenarians Tell Their Stories
    Author: HOLLIS RENEE

    In 2017, Renée Hollis interviewed 120 people over the age of 100, living in every region of New Zealand. Along the way, she had the privilege of interviewing 23 World War II veterans. Her goal in compiling the book was to preserve New Zealand history by sharing the stories and memories of our eldest citizens. She wants all people to value the elderly and to read and appreciate their stories and contribution to our society. Most importantly, she wants to ensure that that they are not forgotten and do not become invisible in our communities, but instead are honoured and celebrated. In this collection of interviews, we meet opera singers and farmers, a politician and a racing car driver, a nun and a freedom fighter with Gandhi, and even a member of Hip Operation -- the oldest hip-hop group in the world! They have witnessed momentous global events and technological innovations that have changed our world. From the everyday to the extraordinary, these are the stories of people who have lived through history and whose message of resilience and making the best of things has so much to offer the generations that have followed them

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Labour: The NZ Labour Party 1916-2016
    Labour: The NZ Labour Party 1916-2016
    ISBN: 9781776560745
    Title: Labour: The NZ Labour Party 1916-2016
    Author: FRANKS PETER & MCALOON JIM

    The Labour Party is New Zealand’s oldest political party. On 7 July 2016 it celebrates a hundred years of commitment to democracy, social justice and economic development—a commitment that has often made for precarious balancing acts. First in government from 1935–1949, Labour set the terms of economic and social policy for over 40 years only to then struggle to define itself during the 1950s and 60s. After single terms in government in the late 1950s and early 1970s, Labour experienced the 1984 Lange government’s radical Rogernomics policies which threatened to destroy the party even as the anti-nuclear policy was warmly applauded. Helen Clark’s nine-year reconciliation of social democracy and globalisation followed, proving across the century that Labour has consistently represented a broad-based party of reform.

    Labour: The New Zealand Labour Party 1916–2016 shows how Labour builds on a long tradition of radical and democratic agitation, and how members and activists from all walks of life fought for their their economic and social visions. It shows how a party founded in a male-dominated trade union movement grew—sometimes with difficulty—to embrace and advocate for the aspirations of women, Maori, Pasifika peoples, and rainbow communities.

    An essential read for all with an interest in New Zealand’s political history, this analysis of Labour’s past will go on to inform the future of social democratic politics.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Land Search & Rescue in NZ: 1934-2020
    Land Search & Rescue in NZ: 1934-2020
    ISBN: 9780473545666
    Title: Land Search & Rescue in NZ: 1934-2020
    Author: BATES ROGER

    Search and Rescue in New Zealand started off unofficially as a bunch of trampers or climbers going out to look for a lost party. Searchers were weighed down by heavy radios and equipment with cumbersome packs. There were no smartphones or GPSs, and helicopters rarely deployed. If found injured or dead, the missing party was carried out on a stretcher. Fast forward to 2020 and Search and Rescue is now a highly organized system of volunteers who work as a support agency to the New Zealand Police. Communications, technology and rescue equipment have changed dramatically, helicopters are readily engaged and lost parties are rescued much faster. But the one thing that hasn’t changed is the commitment of the staff and volunteers, who drop everything and go to assist, often in uncomfortable and dangerous conditions – the very conditions that sparked the search – and the families who remain behind in full support.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Lasting Impressions: The Story of NZ's Newspapers, 1840 - 1920
    Lasting Impressions: The Story of NZ's Newspapers, 1840 - 1920
    ISBN: 9780994136046
    Title: Lasting Impressions: The Story of NZ's Newspapers, 1840 - 1920
    Author: GRANT IAN F

    The first comprehensive history of New Zealand newspapers since Guy Scholefield¿sNewspapers in New Zealand in 1958, Lasting Impressions is a social history that places newspapers and their vital importance in New Zealand¿s development as a nation in the context of life in the communities they prospered or failed in. There are detailed descriptionsof the beginnings of the newspaper business in New Zealand, the papers that spread throughout the countryclose behind the first settlers, the daily press¿s leap of faith, the proliferation of provincial papers, early twentieth century challenges, and the difficulties faced by World War One newspapers. For the first time in a newspaper history there are also sections on the burgeoning weeklies phenomenon, the distinctive goldfields¿ press and the numerous Maori newspapers. The book is both a valuable reference resource and a social history brimming with colourful extracts from newspapers and stories of remarkable personalities. Fraser Books in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Le Quesnoy 1918: NZ's Last Battle
    Le Quesnoy 1918: NZ's Last Battle
    ISBN: 9780947506490
    Title: Le Quesnoy 1918: NZ's Last Battle
    Author: PUGSLEY CHRISTOPHER

    In the last battle of the Western Front campaign, New Zealand soldiers used ingenuity and daring to liberate the French town of Le Quesnoy. One hundred years on, distinguished historian Christopher Pugsley charts this closing act of the First World War in a succinct, page-turning and strikingly illustrated work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Leading the Way: 100 Years of the Tararua Tramping Club
    Leading the Way: 100 Years of the Tararua Tramping Club
    ISBN: 9780473461744
    Title: Leading the Way: 100 Years of the Tararua Tramping Club
    Author: BARNETT SHAUN; MACLEAN CHRIS

    Leading the Way celebrates the centenary of New Zealand's first tramping club, established in 1919, and places its achievements within the evolution of tramping, our most popular sporting activity. The TTC inspired the formation of other tramping clubs throughout New Zealand and has also fostered climbing, skiing and other outdoor pursuits. This lavishly illustrated book shows the prominent role of women, and the club's pioneering role as a conservation advocate.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Limbs Dance Company: Dance for All People 1977-1989
    Limbs Dance Company: Dance for All People 1977-1989
    ISBN: 9780473407698
    Title: Limbs Dance Company: Dance for All People 1977-1989
    Author: SCHULTZ MARIANNE

    Through photographs, interviews, and reviews Limbs Dance Company: Dance For All People, 1977-1989 tells the story of Limbs, from their first public performance in Auckland in May 1977, to the last shows in Wellington in the winter of 1989. In January 1977, a group of young artists met at the Rongomaraeroa Marae in the Hawkes Bay settlement at Porangahau,to `share, talk, dream¿hoping to put dance first and individual egos second.¿ Forty years later, the legacy of that unique gathering is evident in the plethora of dance made in New Zealand across a range of genres, techniques and cultures. Notably, one of New Zealand¿s most influential popular performing arts group of the twentieth century, Limbs Dance Company, emerged from this idyllic summer gathering. With the advent of Limbs in 1977, the language of movement in New Zealand changed inextricably, expanding and exploding the definition

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Making Peoples: A History of the NZers from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century
    Making Peoples: A History of the NZers from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century
    ISBN: 9780143007043
    Title: Making Peoples: A History of the NZers from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century
    Author: BELICH JAMES

    A new paperback reprint of this best-selling and ground-breaking history. When first published in 1996 Making Peoples was hailed as redefining New Zealand history. It was undoubtedly the most important work of New Zealand history since Keith Sinclair's classic A History of New Zealand. Making Peoples covers the period from first settlement to the end of the nineteenth century. Part one covers Polynesian background, Maori settlement and pre-contact history. Part two looks at Maori-European relations to 1900. Part three discusses Pakeha colonisation and settlement. James Belich's Making Peoples is a major work which reshapes our understanding of New Zealand history, challenges traditional views and debunks many myths, while also recognising the value of myths as historical forces. Many of its assertions are new and controversial.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Maori Oral Tradition: He Korero No Te Ao Tawhito
    Maori Oral Tradition: He Korero No Te Ao Tawhito
    ISBN: 9781869408619
    Title: Maori Oral Tradition: He Korero No Te Ao Tawhito
    Author: MCRAE JANE

    Maori oral tradition is the rich, poetic record of the past handed down by voice over generations through whakapapa, whakatauk?, k'rero and waiata. In genealogies and sayings, histories, stories and songs, M'ori tell of `te ao tawhito¿ or the old world: the gods, the migration of the Polynesian ancestors from Hawaiki and life here in Aotearoa. A voice from the past, today this remarkable record underpins the speeches, songs and prayers performed on marae and the teaching of tribal genealogies and histories. Indeed, the oral tradition underpins M'ori culture itself. This book introduces readers to the distinctive oral style and language of the traditional compositions, acknowledges the skills of the composers of old and explores the meaning of their striking imagery and figurative language. And it shows how ng? k'rero tuku iho ¿ the inherited words ¿ can be a deep well of knowledge about the way of life, wisdom and thinking of the M'ori ancestors."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Marilyn Waring: The Political Years
    Marilyn Waring: The Political Years
    ISBN: 9781988545936
    Title: Marilyn Waring: The Political Years
    Author: WARING MARILYN

    In 1975, Marilyn Waring was elected to the New Zealand Parliament as the MP for Raglan. Aged just 23, she was one of only a few female MPs who served through the turbulent years of Muldoons government. For nine years, Waring was at the centre of major political decisions, until her parliamentary career culminated during the debate over nuclear arms. When Waring informed Muldoon that she intended to cross the floor and vote for the opposition bill which would make New Zealand nuclear free, he called a snap election. And the government fell. This is an autobiographical account of Warings extraordinary years in parliament. She tells the story of her journey from being elected as a new National Party MP in a conservative rural seat to being publicly decried by the Prime Minister for her feminist anti-nuclear stance that threatened to bring down his government. Her tale of life in a male-dominated and relentlessly demanding political world is both uniquely of its time and still of pressing relevance today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Matters of the Heart: a History of Interracial Marriage in Nz
    Matters of the Heart: a History of Interracial Marriage in Nz
    ISBN: 9781869407315
    Title: Matters of the Heart: a History of Interracial Marriage in Nz
    Author: WANHALLA ANGELA

    A history of the intimate relations between Maori and Pakeha, and the intersections of public policy and private life. 'Exploring a surprisingly unspoken part of New Zealand's history, Wanhalla's book is, by turns, heart-warming and heart-rending. Love, when it comes with colonial strings, can hurt. This important book, with its detailed research and long time span, tells why. It is powerful history.' - Charlotte Macdonald Philip Soutar died at Ypres in 1917. Before becoming a soldier, Soutar's life revolved around his farm at Whakatane, where he lived with his Maori wife Kathleen Pine in an 'as-you-please marriage, uncelebrated by a clergyman'. Matters of the Heart introduces us to couples like Philip and Kathleen to unravel the long history of interracial relationships in New Zealand. That history runs from whalers and traders marrying into Maori families in the early nineteenth century through to the growth of interracial marriages in the later twentieth. It stretches from common law marriages and Maori customary marriages to formal arrangements recognised by church and state. And that history runs the gamut of official reactions -- from condemnation of interracial immorality or racial treason to celebration of New Zealand's unique intermarriage patterns as a sign of us being 'one people' with the 'best race relations in the world'. In the history of intimate relations between Maori and Pakeha, public policy and private life were woven together. Matters of the Heart reveals much about how Maori and Pakeha have lived together in this country and our changing attitudes to race, marriage and intimacy.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Musket Wars: a History of Inter-iwi Conflict 1806–1845
    Musket Wars: a History of Inter-iwi Conflict 1806–1845
    ISBN: 9780947506292
    Title: Musket Wars: a History of Inter-iwi Conflict 1806–1845
    Author: CROSBY R D

    First published in 1999, with an introduction by the late Michael King, The Musket Wars established Ron
    Crosby’s reputation as a daring, original chronicler of New
    Zealand history.
    This best-selling history provides the first comprehensive account
    of the wars that ravaged the country in the early 1800s, when iwi
    with newly acquired muskets unleashed terrible utu (revenge) on
    foes, helped by other introductions like potatoes that fuelled
    long-range taua (war parties).
    Ron Crosby weaves the strands of this conflict into an immensely
    readable narrative, guiding the reader through its complexities
    with lists of protagonists, a chronology, indexes and above all,
    superb maps and illustrations.
    This volume updates the revised 2001 edition, with improved scans of many images.

    R.D. (Ron) Crosby was born and brought up in Auckland but has spent most of his adult
    life in Blenheim, where he was a partner in the law firm Gascoigne Wicks, specialising in
    resource management and iwi claims in the northern South Island. Now working as a
    barrister and author, Ron was appointed to the Waitangi Tribunal in 2011. Among his other
    works are Gilbert Mair: Te Kooti’s Nemesis and NZSAS: The First Fifty Years.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • My Mini Could Tow That: a Collection of Teardrops and Tiny Caravans
    My Mini Could Tow That: a Collection of Teardrops and Tiny Caravans
    ISBN: 9781988538167
    Title: My Mini Could Tow That: a Collection of Teardrops and Tiny Caravans
    Author: JESSEN DON & JESSEN MARILYN

    Miniature vintage and classic caravans ¿ otherwise known as `tinies¿ and `teardrops¿ ¿ have become hugely popular in recent years, due to their dinkiness and versatility. The good use of compact spaces and the appeal of quality design have always caught Don and Marilyn Jessen¿s imagination, and their travels have connected them with a wide variety of people at the forefront of the `tinies¿ and `teardrops¿ movement. This book pulls together a collection of these small but perfectly formed mobile spaces from across Australia and New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Navigators & Naturalists: French Exploration of NZ & the Pacific (1769-1824)
    Navigators & Naturalists: French Exploration of NZ & the Pacific (1769-1824)
    ISBN: 9781869539658
    Title: Navigators & Naturalists: French Exploration of NZ & the Pacific (1769-1824)
    Author: LEE MICHAEL

    As historian James Belich put it: `There is little doubt that Cook has been emphasised to the unfair exclusion of the massive French contribution to European knowledge of New Zealand.' This book seeks to redress this balance, drawing in the main on primary sources (both here and in France, and including primary research from original French documents never before translated into English) and scholarship from key researchers in this field. As well as fascinating descriptions of what the French saw when they travelled around NZ's coast, Lee focuses on the key characters of this age of French exploration (names such as de Surville, du Fresne, La Perouse, D'Entrecasteaux, Duperrey, Freycinet, D'Urville and Lesson), their relationships with Maori and the desire of France to complete with the British in the Pacific.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Ned & Katina: a True Love Story
    Ned & Katina: a True Love Story
    ISBN: 9780143007401
    Title: Ned & Katina: a True Love Story
    Author: GRACE PATRICIA

    A true story of love in wartime and in peace by one of New Zealand's finest writers. In Crete during the Second World War a wounded Maori Battalion soldier and a young Cretan woman fall in love when the young infantryman is sheltered by her family. After marrying in Crete, Ned and Katina come back to live in New Zealand, settling in the Far North. They live a long, rich and happy life together, raising a family and involving themselves in community affairs there and in the Wellington region. Ned dies in 1987, Katina in 1996.Years later, the whanau of Ned and Katina approached writer Patricia Grace to compile their parents' story. Ned and Katina is the result. This warm, beautifully written true story is impossible to put down.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Niue & the Great War
    Niue & the Great War
    ISBN: 9781988531236
    Title: Niue & the Great War
    Author: POINTER MARGARET

    'I am the island of Niue, a small child that stands up to help the Kingdom of King George.' Niue Island Council. The story of tiny Niues involvement in the Great War has captivated people since an account was first published by Margaret Pointer in 2000. In 1915, 160 Niuean men joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as part of the Maori Reinforcements and set sail to Auckland and then Egypt and France. Most had never left the island before, or worn shoes before. Most spoke no English. Most significantly, they had no immunity to European disease. Within three months of leaving New Zealand, over 80 per cent of them had been hospitalised and the army authorities withdrew them. Margaret Pointer became involved in research to trace the lost story of Niues involvement in World War I while living on the island in the 1990s. The resulting book, Tagi Tote e Loto Haaku: My Heart is Crying a Little, was published in 2000. Her research has continued since, and Niue and the Great War contains much new material together with new photographs. This moving story has now been set in a wider Pacific context and also considers the contribution made by colonial troops, especially coloured ones, to the Allied effort.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Not in Narrow Seas: The Economic History of Aotearoa NZ
    Not in Narrow Seas: The Economic History of Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9781776563043
    Title: Not in Narrow Seas: The Economic History of Aotearoa NZ
    Author: EASTON BRIAN

    Not in Narrow Seas is a major contribution to the history of Aotearoa New Zealand. It covers everything from the traditional gift-based Maori economy to the Ardern governments attempt to deal with the economic challenges of global warming, and is the first economic history to underline the central role of the environment, beginning with the geological formation of these islands.


    Economist Brian Easton throws new light on some cherished national myths. He argues that Britains entry into the EEC was not the major turning point that many assume; of much more lasting importance was the permanent collapse of wool prices in 1966. He asks how far it is true that New Zealand is an egalitarian country where `Jack's as good as his master. He offers the most extensive investigation yet of the Rogernomics revolution of the 1980s and early 1990s, and shows that governments of left and right are still grappling with its legacy.


    Easton deals with the major economic trends since the war , the movement of Maori into the cities, of women into paid work, and of Pasifika people to Aotearoa. He analyses the rise of the modern Maori economy and the increased political power of business, and includes vivid pen portraits of the important yet largely unremembered people who shaped our economy. This is also a profoundly political history, which focuses not only on governments but the share of votes won by the parties: it is our first MMP history.

    Dr Easton, a well-known commentator and author of numerous books, here offers his greatest work, the fruit of a lifetime of reflection and research.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • NZ & the Sea: Historical Perspectives
    NZ & the Sea: Historical Perspectives
    ISBN: 9780947518707
    Title: NZ & the Sea: Historical Perspectives
    Author: STEEL FRANCES (ED)

    As a group of islands in the far south-west Pacific Ocean, New Zealand has a history that is steeped in the sea. Its people have encountered the sea in many different ways: along the coast, in port, on ships, beneath the waves, behind a camera, and in the realm of the imagination. While New Zealanders have continually shaped and altered their marine environments, the ocean, too, has shaped their lives.

    A richly illustrated and multi-disciplinary work encompassing history, marine science, archaeology and visual culture, New Zealand and the Sea explores New Zealand’s varied relationship with the sea, challenging the conventional view that history unfolds on land. Leading and emerging scholars highlight the dynamic, ocean-centred history of these islands and their inhabitants, offering fascinating new perspectives on New Zealand’s pasts.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • NZ Eyewitness Travel Guide 10ed
    NZ Eyewitness Travel Guide 10ed
    ISBN: 9780241365410
    Title: NZ Eyewitness Travel Guide 10ed
    Author: 10TH EDITION

    DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks

    Discover New Zealand with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case - hike up mountains and glaciers, taste world-class wines, go whale-watching or enjoy spectacular coastal drives. The DK Eyewitness Guide to New Zealand covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing.

    - Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there
    - Reasons to love New Zealand: Maori culture, geysers and mud pools, pristine beaches - what will yours be?
    - See New Zealand from a different angle - 24 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the country's landscape and culture
    - A year-long calendar of events in New Zealand gives a selection of sporting occasions, celebrations and festivals for all seasons
    - Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe
    - Detailed, colour maps help you navigate the country with ease
    - Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds
    - The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop
    - Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries cover the whole country, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route
    - Hand-drawn illustrations show the must-see attractions, including Auckland's Skytower, Olveston Historic Home and Fiordland National Park
    - Covers The North Island: Auckland, Northland, The Central North Island, Wellington and the South; The South Island: Marlborough and Nelson, Canterbury and the West Coast, Otago and Southland.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New Zealand is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.

    About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. This year they have been given a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • NZ Mysteries
    NZ Mysteries
    ISBN: 9781988538228
    Title: NZ Mysteries
    Author: BAINBRIDGE SCOTT

    New Zealand's history is peppered with mysterious tales of otherworldly beings, strange sightings, inexplicable disappearances and unusual crimes. While some of these stories have been handed down through generations, many of them hail from more recent times. The one thing they all have in common is that they have all endured despite repeated attempts to solve or explain them. In this book, Scott Bainbridge turns his investigative skills towards some of the best-known of these mysteries, like the ghosts of Wellington's St James Theatre, the sightings of large cats throughout Canterbury and the appearance of otherworldly lights over Kaikoura. He also looks into some less known but equally intriguing puzzles, including the disappearance of a British naval officer during the Cold War, the origins of unusual crop circles near Ngatea and the vanishing of everyone on board the MV Joyita. Bainbridge does not set out to solve these mysteries, but instead considers the evidence, while leaving readers to form their own opinions.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • NZ Wars & The Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict
    NZ Wars & The Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict
    ISBN: 9781869408275
    Title: NZ Wars & The Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict
    Author: BELICH JAMES

    Revealing the enormous tactical and military skill of Maori, and the inability of 'Victorian interpretation' to acknowledge those qualities, Belich's account of the New Zealand Wars offered a very different picture from the one previously given in historical works. Maori, in Belich's view, won the Northern War and stalemated the British in the Taranaki War of 1860-61 only to be defeated by 18,000 British troops in the Waikato War of 1863-64. The secret of effective Maori resistance was an innovative military system, the modern pa: a trench-and-bunker fortification of a sophistication not achieved in Europe until 1915. According to the author, 'The degree of Maori success in all four major wars is still underestimated - even to the point where, in the case of one war, the wrong side is said to have won.' First published in 1986, James Belich's groundbreaking book reshaped our understanding of the 'bitter and bloody struggles' between Maori and Pakeha in the New Zealand Wars. This bestselling classic of New Zealand history is a must-read - and Belich's larger argument about the impact of historical interpretation resonates today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • NZ Wars: Nga Pakanga o Aotearoa
    NZ Wars: Nga Pakanga o Aotearoa
    ISBN: 9781988545998
    Title: NZ Wars: Nga Pakanga o Aotearoa
    Author: O'MALLEY VINCENT

    The New Zealand Wars were a series of conflicts that profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation’s history.

    Fought between the Crown and various groups of Maori between 1845 and 1872, the wars touched many aspects of life in nineteenth century New Zealand, even in those regions spared actual fighting. Physical remnants or reminders from these conflicts and their aftermath can be found all over the country, whether in central Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, or in more rural locations such as Te Porere or Te Awamutu.

    The wars are an integral part of the New Zealand story but we have not always cared to remember or acknowledge them. Today, however, interest in the wars is resurgent. Public figures are calling for the wars to be taught in all schools and a national day of commemoration was recently established.

    Following on from the best-selling The Great War for New Zealand, Vincent O'Malley's new book provides a highly accessible introduction to the causes, events and consequences of the New Zealand Wars. The text is supported by extensive full-colour illustrations as well as timelines, graphs and summary tables.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • NZ's Rivers: An Environmental History
    NZ's Rivers: An Environmental History
    ISBN: 9781927145760
    Title: NZ's Rivers: An Environmental History
    Author: KNIGHT CATHERINE

    Rivers are central to our identity as New Zealanders. They shape
    our landscape, forming the fertile plains we live and farm on, and
    provide the water that is so critical to our lives and economy.
    Since Europeans first settled in New Zealand, rivers have
    been exploited for both personal and public gain. We have taken
    water from rivers, returning it laden with pollutants; we have
    harnessed them for irrigation and to generate electricity. After
    nearly two centuries of taking our rivers for granted, we are
    facing a crisis. New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history
    tells the story of how we got to this point. It examines:
    • The richly textured relationship between Maori and awa
    (rivers)
    • How European settlers perceived and utilised rivers
    • The introduction of trout and salmon, and the role of
    acclimatisation societies as the earliest advocates for our
    rivers
    • The hydroelectricity schemes, which reached their peak in
    the ‘Think Big’ era
    • Recreational boating, including the invention of the jet boat
    on our unique braided rivers
    • The environmental movement and protection of rivers
    • The impact of agriculture on rivers
    • The efforts of Maori to assert mana (authority) over their awa
    through Treaty claims and other means.
    New Zealand’s Rivers is a must-read for all New Zealanders
    interested in the future of our environment and economy.
    Confronting the history of our complex – and often conflicted
    – relationship with rivers is critical to building a shared
    understanding of how to better manage this precious resource
    into the future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • NZ's North Island (Te Ika-a-Maui) LP 5th Edition
    NZ's North Island (Te Ika-a-Maui) LP 5th Edition
    ISBN: 9781786570833
    Title: NZ's North Island (Te Ika-a-Maui) LP 5th Edition
    Author: 5TH EDITION


    Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher*


    Lonely Planet's New Zealand's North Island& is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Glide through turquoise waters past pods of orcas in Bay of Islands; try black-water rafting in astonishing Waitomo Caves; and sample craft beer and check out the arts scene in cool little Wellington. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand's North Island and begin your journey now!


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    • CoversAuckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo & the Central Plateau, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, The East Coast, Wellington Region, Taranaki & Whanganui

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