• Te Ahi Ka: The Fires of Occupation
    Te Ahi Ka: The Fires of Occupation
    ISBN: 9781911306382
    Title: Te Ahi Ka: The Fires of Occupation
    Author: TOFT MARTIN

    In 1996 Toft spent six months in the middle and upper reaches of the Whanganui River in an area known as the King Country. Here he met Maori who were in the process of reversing the colonisation of their people and returning to their ancestral land, Mangapapapa which is on the steep banks of the river inside Whanganui National Park. At the end of his journey Toft was given the Maori name Pouma Pokai-Whenua. Returning twenty years later to rekindle the spiritual kinship he had experienced, Toft began to work on this book. Its narrative is situated within the context of the current Whanganui River Deed of Settlement, Ruruku Whakatupua and the projects led by local Maori to settle historical grievances with the government dating back to the 1870s.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Te Ao Hou: The New World, 1820-1920 Tangata Whenua  an Illustrated History part 2
    Te Ao Hou: The New World, 1820-1920 Tangata Whenua an Illustrated History part 2
    ISBN: 9781988533407
    Title: Te Ao Hou: The New World, 1820-1920 Tangata Whenua an Illustrated History part 2

    Te Ao Hou: The New World takes up the increasingly complex history of Maori entwined with Pakeha newcomers from about 1830. As the new world unfolded, Maori independence was hotly contested; Maori held as tightly as they could to their authority over the land, while the Crown sought to loosen it. War broke out just as the numbers of Pakeha resident in the country began to equal those of tangata whenua. For Maori, the consequences were devastating, and the recovery was long, framed by rural poverty, population decline and the economic depression of the late nineteenth century. Drawn from the landmark publication, Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History (2014), Te Ao Hou covers the Maori history of the nineteenth century.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Te Hokowhitu a Tu: The Maori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War
    Te Hokowhitu a Tu: The Maori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War
    ISBN: 9780947506384
    Title: Te Hokowhitu a Tu: The Maori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War

    In Te Hokowhitu a Tu, into its second reprint, distinguished military historian Christopher Pugsley recounts the story of the Maori Pioneer Battalion for a new generation. Drawing on rare archival material and previously unpublished diaries and letters, he not only tells the wider story of the Battalion's military exploits but also gives a vivid account of daily life for soldiers on active service. Illustrated with a large number of fascinating photographs, the book includes a complete list of soldiers who fought with the Battalion that will be of particular interest to their descendants.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi
    Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi
    ISBN: 9780473470654
    Title: Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi

    Ground-breaking full-colour graphic novel about Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi. Accessible, engaging, image-rich design. Dual-language flip book with Maori and Pakeha authors Ross Calman and Mark Derby. Text in te reo Maori version developed by Maori Language Commission-registered translator Piripi Walker. Reviewed by some of Aotearoas foremost Te Tiriti o Waitangi experts to reflect current scholarship. Fills a gap in the market for an accessible book about our founding treaty. Includes a link to both versions of the treaty translated into thirty other languages and New Zealand Sign Language.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds
    Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds
    ISBN: 9781869409296
    Title: Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds
    Author: SALMOND ANNE

    Six centuries ago Polynesian explorers arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand, where they rapidly adapted to new plants, animals, landscapes, and climatic conditions. Four centuries later, European explorers arrived with maps and clocks, grids and fences, and they too adapted to a new island home. In this remote, beautiful archipelago, settlers from Polynesia and Europe (and elsewhere) have clashed and forged alliances;& they have fiercely debated& what is good and what is right. In& her most ambitious book to date, Dame Anne Salmond looks at New Zealand as a site of cosmo-diversity, a place where multiple worlds engage and collide. Beginning with a fine-grained inquiry into the early period of encounters between Maori and Europeans in New Zealand (1769-1840), Salmond then investigates such clashes and exchanges in key areas of contemporary life - waterways, land, the sea and people. In New Zealand, concepts of whakapapa and hau - complex networks and reciprocal exchange - may point to new ways of understanding interactions between peoples, and between people and the natural world. Like our ancestors, Anne Salmond suggests, we too may have a chance to experiment across worlds.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • That Terrible Time: Eye-Witness Accounts of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in NZ
    That Terrible Time: Eye-Witness Accounts of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in NZ
    ISBN: 9780473447496
    Title: That Terrible Time: Eye-Witness Accounts of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in NZ

    New Zealand's worst public health disaster occurred in November 1918 when around 9,000 people died in the so-called 'Spanish' influenza pandemic. Here are the voices of 110 survivors describing what they saw and what happened to them in that terrible time when the victims' bodies turned black

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • To the Gateways of Florence
    To the Gateways of Florence
    ISBN: 9781877514234
    Title: To the Gateways of Florence

    From 21 July to 4 August 1944, the Chianti area of Tuscany was the scene of bloody fighting as Allied forces waged a bitter battle to wrest Florence from German hands. At the heart of the struggle were soldiers of the 2nd New Zealand division, many of whom would not live to see their homeland again. For 50 years after the end of hostilities, collective memory held that the liberation of towns like Tavarnelle Val di Pesa had been the work of American troops. But research by [the] then mayor of Tavarnelle, Stefano Fusi, and his wife Jill Gabriel, herself a New Zealander, confirmed that it had been soldiers of the 25th Maori Battalion who had led the offensive through much of Chianti. And while debate persists over whether they or South African forces were the first to reach Florence, it is beyond doubt that New Zealanders played a pivotal role in freeing the great city.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • To the Mountains: A Collection of NZ Alpine Writing
    To the Mountains: A Collection of NZ Alpine Writing
    ISBN: 9781988531205
    Title: To the Mountains: A Collection of NZ Alpine Writing

    The air temperature was probably -35 degrees Celsius with wind chill. We couldn’t stand still for long. Our brains felt taxed and our bodies were running on empty. On the Football Field not far from the summit, Sue discovered a square of chocolate. We shared it, telling our bodies we didn’t need more. As we continued the descent, the air warmed and filled with oxygen. We began to encounter climbers heading up. Most knew who we were, incredulously asking: ‘are you the girls who slept on the summit’? – Karen McNeill, ‘A Ridge Too Far: The first female ascent of Denali’s Cassin Ridge’ A schoolgirl races from class to join a weekend trip to the hills. A mountaineering guide recalls his first weeks on the job during the 1920s. A young climber is shown the best route over the Main Divide by a big bull thar. A climbing party is bombarded by falling rock when Ruapehu suddenly erupts. A mountaineer pays tribute to the Maori guides from south Westland, while a fighter pilot tries to recapture an ascent of the Minarets from his tent in Nigeria during World War II. From the Darrans of Fiordland to Denali in Alaska, New Zealand climbers, both experienced and recreational, have captured their alpine experience in letters, journals, articles, memoirs, poems and novels. Drawing on 150 years of published and unpublished material, Laurence Fearnley and Paul Hersey, two top contemporary authors, have compiled a wide-ranging, fascinating and moving glimpse into New Zealand’s mountaineering culture and the people who write about it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How & Why 29 Men Died
    Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How & Why 29 Men Died
    ISBN: 9781877551901
    Title: Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How & Why 29 Men Died

    On a sunny afternoon in November 2010, in the beautiful Paparoa Range of the South Island, a massive explosion rocked an underground coal mine. Later that day two ashen men stumbled from the entrance. Twenty-nine men remained unaccounted for. Initial probes revealed fatally high methane levels in the mine - conditions deemed unsurvivable for the trapped men. But it was only after a second blast five days later that all hope was extinguished.Tragedy at Pike River Mine is a dramatic, superbly researched and page-turning account of a disaster that should never have happened, of the dramatic political and legal fallout, and the effect on the small West Coast community. It reveals an appalling string of mistakes, from consent being given for the mine in the first place, to lack of proper monitoring equipment, pressure to ignore safety requirements, and effectively only a single exit. It puts a human face on the people who suffered, and provides penetrating insight on who's to blame.This is an essential read for everyone who cares about the future of New Zealand and our values as a nation. Rebecca Macfie's writing on Pike River has been hailed for its veracity, perspicacity and powerful human interest.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Treaty of Waitangi
    Treaty of Waitangi
    ISBN: 9780947506162
    Title: Treaty of Waitangi
    Author: CALMAN ROSS

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Illustrated History
    Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Illustrated History
    ISBN: 9781988587189
    Title: Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Illustrated History

    Claudia Orange¿s writing on the Treaty of Waitangi has played a central role in national understanding of this foundational document. This fully revised and updated edition (previously entitled An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi) brings the Treaty¿s history to life with a richly informative narrative and a wonderful range of photographs, maps and illustrations.

    The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi takes the narrative into the twenty-first century, with a new chapter recounting the Treaty history of the last ten years, covering major developments such as the Tuhoe settlement, territory `personhood¿, and issues around intellectual property and language. Presented in full colour for the first time, the new edition also presents a fresh visual narrative, drawing on the range of images now emerging in work such as the He Tohu and Waitangi Museum exhibitions (in which Dr Orange was closely involved).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga (Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana)
    Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga (Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana)
    ISBN: 9780473412142
    Title: Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga (Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana)

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Treaty on the Ground: Where We are Headed & Why It Matters
    Treaty on the Ground: Where We are Headed & Why It Matters
    ISBN: 9780994130051
    Title: Treaty on the Ground: Where We are Headed & Why It Matters

    THE COALFACE REALITY OF HONOURING THE TREATY OF WAITANGI IN TODAY'S LAW, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION, HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND MOREIt's 175 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. At times they've been years of conflict and bitterness, but there have also been remarkable gains, and positive changes that have made New Zealand a distinct nation. This book takes of stock of where we've been, where we are headed, and why it matters. Written by some of the country's leading scholars and experts in the field, it ranges from the impact of the Treaty on everything from resource management to school governance. Its focus is the application of the Treaty from the viewpoint of practitioners - the people who are walking and talking it in their jobs, communities or everyday lives - and it vividly tracks the ups and downs of bringing the spirit and principles of the Treaty to fruition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas
    Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas
    ISBN: 9780141021331
    Title: Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas
    Author: SALMOND ANNE

    In this rich and stylish description by New Zealand scholar Salmond, Cook's voyages take on a peculiar, dreamlike quality. Salmond's claim is that Cook was far more affected by his exposure to the Polynesian world than historians have thought. . This book is fascinating as an incomparable travelogue filled with amazing stories - the sexual paradise of Tahiti, the 'discovery' of Hawaii, close relations with Maori, and Cook's tragic death on the beach in Hawaii.The 'trial' of the title followed a horrific incident in New Zealand's Queen Charlotte Sound when Maori killed and ate a boatload of Cook's men. Later, sailors caught a dog guzzling a pink remnant, put the dog on trial, then convicted, cooked and ate it.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • True to Ireland
    True to Ireland
    ISBN: 9780995110786
    Title: True to Ireland
    Author: BURKE PETER

    In the 1930s a number of Irishmen came to
    New Zealand to seek a better life, with many carrying
    bitter memories of the atrocities committed by the Black
    and Tans and the British during WWI and the early 1920s.
    With the onset of WWII came the threat of conscription
    into the armed forces. As citizens of a neutral country,
    many Irishmen refused to betray their homeland to fight
    for New Zealand and, by default, Britain. They formed
    the Éire National Association (ENA) to represent them in
    their battle against conscription, which not only opened
    discussions with the New Zealand government under
    Peter Fraser but also with the Irish prime minister, Éamon
    de Valera, thus pioneering direct diplomatic relations
    between the two countries. Peter Burke’s father was one
    the group of immigrant Irishmen, and he documents the
    ENA’s struggles with officials and politicians and how 155
    Irishmen, including his father, faced deportation back to
    Ireland in the middle of WWII.

    Peter Burke was born in
    Wellington and is an old boy
    of St Patrick’s College. He has
    worked for more than 50 years
    as a journalist in television,
    radio, print and public relations.
    He travelled widely overseas
    covering political and trade talks
    in Europe, Asia, North America
    and the Pacific, eventually
    specialising in agricultural journalism. Peter is a life
    member of the NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and
    the Science Communicators Association of New Zealand.
    He’s a keen (rather than good) golfer, loves Celtic and
    classical music and lives on a small farm south of Levin.
    Regarding Ireland as his second home, Peter frequently
    spends time in the Emerald Isle, and his visits have led
    him to develop a love of Irish and family history.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Tutu Te Puehu: New Perspectives on the NZ Wars
    Tutu Te Puehu: New Perspectives on the NZ Wars
    ISBN: 9780947493721
    Title: Tutu Te Puehu: New Perspectives on the NZ Wars

    ‘The New Zealand Wars of the 19th century are among the most profound influences on the development of modern New Zealand,’ says Sir Jerry Mateparae in his foreword to this book.

    Chapters discuss the Northern, Waikato, Taranaki, Urewera and other conflicts. Topics include the transportation of Maori prisoners to Van Diemen’s Land; the role of the militia, the navy and coastal steamers; military intelligence; the loyalty of many Maori to the Crown; the Arawa Flying Columns as an early special force; press reportage here and overseas; memorialisation of the wars; the Australian and imperial context — and more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Two Voyages: The First Meeting of Maori & Europeans & the Journeys that Led to It
    Two Voyages: The First Meeting of Maori & Europeans & the Journeys that Led to It
    ISBN: 9780995104020
    Title: Two Voyages: The First Meeting of Maori & Europeans & the Journeys that Led to It
    Author: HORRY DAVID

    The first immigrants sailed to New Zealand from the Central Pacific in large double hulled waka built without any metal, using only natural materials and stone tools.
    It was the longest of all the Polynesian voyages, and the greatest test of their seafaring skills.
    The people who made the journey carried no navigational instruments at all. They relied entirely on the skill of their navigator who used his observations of the sun, stars, ocean, birds and clouds to carry them safely to land.
    They risked the voyage to New Zealand to escape warfare, death or starvation.

    Abel Tasman sailed up the West Coast of New Zealand in 1642. He was not exploring for the fame or glory; he was an employee of a multinational trading company. His quest was to discover new lands with goods to trade back to Europe.
    The motivation behind Abel Tasman’s voyage was profit.
    This book follows two voyages; that of Abel Tasman in the Heemskerck and Zeehaen, and the Polynesians in the waka Kurahaupo. It describes the journeys to their dramatic point of coincidence in Golden Bay.
    There are many books about the history of New Zealand that begin with the arrival of the Europeans; this one ends there.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • U-boat in NZ Waters: U862's War Patrol Off Gisborne & Napier in 1945
    U-boat in NZ Waters: U862's War Patrol Off Gisborne & Napier in 1945
    ISBN: 9780473351281
    Title: U-boat in NZ Waters: U862's War Patrol Off Gisborne & Napier in 1945
    Author: SHONE GERALD

    U-boat In New Zealand Waters is a book about the farthest U-boat patrol of World War Two, a journey which brought the ultra-long-range submarine U 862 to New Zealand's East Coast in January 1945. U 862 was one of three U-boats based in the Far East chosen in Berlin for operations against merchant shipping off the Australian coast in 1944. After sinking the US Liberty ship Robert J. Walker south of Sydney on Christmas Day, 1944, U 862 headed for New Zealand waters and conducted a war patrol along the East Coast of the North Island. Looking for ships to sink, U 862's Commander Timm made a daring entry into Gisborne harbour at midnight on 15 January and the following night chased and fired a torpedo at a merchant ship in Hawkes Bay. These operations in New Zealand waters remained known only to a small number of Allied codebreakers until 1992 when the First Watch Officer of U 862, Gunther Reiffenstuhl made his personal diary available to the German U-boat Archive in Cuxhaven-Altenbruch. In 1997, the author met and interviewed Gunther Reiffenstuhl as well as the medical officer aboard U 862,Dr Jobst Schaefer and radio operator Gunter Nethge. The book is based mainly on the First Watch Officer's personal war diary and investigates in detail the war patrol of U 862 in New Zealand and Australian waters.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Upriver: From the Sea to the Southern Alps
    Upriver: From the Sea to the Southern Alps
    ISBN: 9780995132931
    Title: Upriver: From the Sea to the Southern Alps
    Author: HEINZ COLIN

    Upriver will appeal to everyone who loves New Zealand’s South Island/Te Waipounamu and wants to find out more about the formation of its diverse landscapes and the story of human settlement since the very first landings about eight centuries ago. It will also provide all the information needed by those wishing to retrace the author’s footsteps, either in the easily accessible regions of the west or east coasts, or in the more challenging mountainous regions of the South Island/Te Waipounamu. An absorbing blend of trip descriptions laced with background notes about the meaning and significance of places that were encountered, it tells the story of the author’s journeys to the principal sources of each of the 24 rivers that flow down to the sea from the Main Divide of the Southern Alps. Each of the 24 chapters in this book paints a full-length portrait of the water catchment areas of the 24 rivers that flow all the way down to the sea from the Main Divide of the Southern Alps/Ka Tiritiri o te Moana, including its highest peaks and lowest Main Divide passes. Those portraits fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to form a comprehensive picture of this unique island. Safe backcountry trips require detailed knowledge of the terrain, situational awareness, teamwork, and contingency plans. The backcountry trips that are described in this book were spread over five decades, mainly in late summer-early autumn when weather conditions are usually more favourable. Only experienced, well-equipped parties should undertake them when they go further than river lowlands.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Urban Maori: The Great Migration
    Urban Maori: The Great Migration
    ISBN: 9780947506285
    Title: Urban Maori: The Great Migration

    The post-1945 migration to the cities by Maori transformed Aotearoa
    New Zealand forever. Exploring what being Maori means today,
    bestselling author Bradford Haami looks back to the experience of
    the first migrants, and traces the development of an urban Maori
    identity over the following years. Numerous photos and personal
    korero intersperse a very readable text.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Waikato: A History of New Zealand's Greatest River
    Waikato: A History of New Zealand's Greatest River
    ISBN: 9780994137616
    Title: Waikato: A History of New Zealand's Greatest River
    Author: MOON PAUL

    From snow to surf, the Waikato is New Zealand's longest river. This fascinating account takes a historical journey along its 425 kilometre length, uncovering extraordinary reports of the people, places and events along its route. Starting from a desolate, icy volcanic plateau, historian Paul Moon traces the Waikato's path through dense native forest, undulating pastureland, dams, several towns, a city, and a swampy delta, until it exits into the Tasman Sea at Port Waikato. Along the way he uncovers settlements that have disappeared, sites scarred by wars, some of the world's most convulsive geological events, great tragedies, and the remarkable stories that have taken place along the river. The Waikato: A History of New Zealand's Greatest River is the perfect companion for anyone who has travelled the river, or who wants to delve deeper into its forgotten past.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Wairau & its Forgotten Capital
    Wairau & its Forgotten Capital
    ISBN: ISBN9780473359
    Title: Wairau & its Forgotten Capital

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Wairau & Its Forgotten Capital
    Wairau & Its Forgotten Capital
    ISBN: 9780473359
    Title: Wairau & Its Forgotten Capital

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Waitangi: A Living Treaty
    Waitangi: A Living Treaty
    ISBN: 9781869539962
    Title: Waitangi: A Living Treaty

    Acclaimed historian Matthew Wright explores the evolution of New Zealand's most historically significant document, the Treaty of Waitangi, from its origins to its place in the present day.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Wars Without End: NZ's Land Wars - A Maori Perspective
    Wars Without End: NZ's Land Wars - A Maori Perspective
    ISBN: 9780143774938
    Title: Wars Without End: NZ's Land Wars - A Maori Perspective
    Author: KEENAN DANNY

    From the earliest days of European settlement in New Zealand, Maori have struggled to hold on to their land.

    Tensions began early, arising from disputed land sales. When open conflict between Maori and Imperial forces broke out in the 1840s and 1860s, the struggles only intensified. For both sides, land was at the heart of the conflict, one that casts a long shadow over race relations in modern-day New Zealand.

    Wars Without End is the first book to approach this contentious subject from a Maori point of view, focusing on the Maori resolve to maintain possession of customary lands and explaining the subtleties of an ongoing and complex conflict.

    Written by senior Maori historian Danny Keenan, Wars Without End eloquently and powerfully describes the Maori reasons for fighting the Land Wars, placing them in the wider context of the Maori struggle to retain their sovereign estates.

    The Land Wars might have been quickly forgotten by Pakeha, but for Maori these longstanding struggles are wars without end.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • We Had One of Those Too! More of the Cars We Drove During NZ's Motoring Heyday, 1950-1970
    We Had One of Those Too! More of the Cars We Drove During NZ's Motoring Heyday, 1950-1970
    ISBN: 9780947503918
    Title: We Had One of Those Too! More of the Cars We Drove During NZ's Motoring Heyday, 1950-1970

    We Had One of Those Too! celebrates even more motoring memories from New Zealand¿s golden age of motoring. Filled with a beautifully illustrated collection of cars, from the 1950s through to the 1970s, that Kiwis loved and drove during that period, this book is literally a nostalgic drive down memory lane. We Had One of Those Too! showcases the cars that have become icons of New Zealand popular culture, and that we, or our parents and grandparents owned. Featuring 35 cars We Had One of Those Too! is delightfully illustrated using the evocative artwork of sales brochures of the times, and includes details of the cars technical descriptions, along with text about its social history and nostalgia. Featured cars include: `Continuing to celebrate New Zealand¿s golden age of motoring.¿ 1947 Austin A40 Devon 1947 Renault 4CV 1948 Austin A70 Hereford 1948 Land Rover 1949 Austin A90 Atlantic 1949 Volkswagen Kombi 1952 Austin A40 Somerset 1953 Ford Prefect 100E 1953 MG Magnette ZA and ZB 1953 Rover 90 1955 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1957 Vauxhall Victor F Series 1958 Hillman Husky 1959 Daimler SP250 1959 Sunbeam Alpine 1961 Fiat 1500 Crusader 1961 Jaguar E-TYPE 1961 MG Midget 1961 Simca 1000 1961 Triumph TR4 1961 Wolseley 6/110 1962 Humber Super Snipe Series IV 1962 MGB 1962 Triumph Spitfire 1963 Ford Corsair 1964 Ford Mustang 1966 Chevrolet Camaro 1967 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1968 Jaguar XJ6 1969 Holden Torana 1970 Morris Kimberley & Tasman While many of these cars are no longer seen on New Zealand roads, they are still bring back fond memories of times past. We Had One of Those Too!, like the cars it features, and its companion title We Had One of Those!, is a classic and will proudly sit on the coffee table of any car, design or nostalgia enthusiasts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Wellington Street Race
    Wellington Street Race
    ISBN: 9781988538334
    Title: Wellington Street Race

    The Wellington Street Races ran on one of the most challenging and demanding circuits in the world. Between 1985 and 1996, the races brought some of the world's top teams and drivers to New Zealand. They also played a major role in the development of the Wellington waterfront as a public space. The race track ran through central Wellington streets and along the edge of the waterfront. The races were dramatic and attracted huge crowds. They also kickstarted Wellington becoming New Zealand's events Capital. Organised and run by a small group of passionate and professional sports marketers, the street races served as the blueprint for the first World Touring Car Championship - a unique series that saw events take place in 10 different countries in 1987.

    This is the first time that all of the stories about the creation - and the ultimate demise - of the Wellington Street Races have been brought together, along with photos and race information that all motorsport and sports fans will enjoy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • When Running Made History
    When Running Made History
    ISBN: 9781988503080
    Title: When Running Made History

    Roger Robinson has been witness to many great moments in the history of running, and to those when running made history in ways beyond sport. As an excited child at the post-war London Olympics, an ardent spectator following the drama of Peter Snell and Murray Halberg at Rome, stadium announcer at the transformative Christchurch Commonwealth Games, TV commentator when Ben Johnson got busted, and more recently as a journalist reporting live on the Boston Marathon bombings, Robinson was there. In a unique cross-over of literature, history and autobiography, Robinson tells of running in Berlin at the moment of German reunification and in New York's Central Park the day the Twin Towers fell; he is on the TV microphone for Kenya's first major running victory; and has to find words to help a stadium crowd mourn for the lives lost in the Christchurch earthquake. When Running Made History is a superb depiction of the modern running movement. It provides a compelling, close-up account of the American running boom, the defiant emergence of women's running, the glorious dawn of Africa's ascendance, the sport's redefinition of ageing, and its important role in environmental conservation. Robinson lets us run alongside as history is made by Emil Zátopek, Abebe Bikila, Ron Clarke, Dick Tayler, Allison Roe, Paula Radcliffe, Nick Willis, Meb Keflezighi and 85-year-old superstar Ed Whitlock. Robinson brings to life the days when running shaped the world, and shows why so many millions love to run and why running is worth loving.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori in the First World War
    Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori in the First World War
    ISBN: 9781869539580
    Title: Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori in the First World War
    Author: SOUTAR MONTY

    This major publication about Maori participation in the First World War is written by NZ's leading Maori military historian Dr Monty Soutar, author of the award-winning Nga Tama Toa C Company, Maori Battalion. A fascinating look at the Pioneer Battalion (the Battalion created for Maori to serve) that will shed light on the reasons why some men signed on to serve, and others staunchly resisted the call to join the imperial conflict. As with Dr Soutar's first book, it combines the story of the war and the role of Maori in it, with the words and thoughts of the men themselves, as well as those back home. Over 300 images, many from family collections and not published before.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Wild Journeys: NZ's Famous & Infamous, Historic & Off-The-Beaten-Path Journeys, Tracks, Routes & Passages
    Wild Journeys: NZ's Famous & Infamous, Historic & Off-The-Beaten-Path Journeys, Tracks, Routes & Passages
    ISBN: 9781775541202
    Title: Wild Journeys: NZ's Famous & Infamous, Historic & Off-The-Beaten-Path Journeys, Tracks, Routes & Passages
    Author: ANSLEY BRUCE

    Discover a world of wild, mysterious and audacious journeys One of New Zealand's best writers retraces a diverse array of wild and fascinating journeys, including the mythical path to Erewhon; George Wilder's prison escape route through the volcanic plateau; the Maori prophet and faith-healer Rua Hepetipa's track in the Ureweras; searching for the grey ghost in Fiordland; finding New Zealand's most remote gold-mining settlement; and surviving the graveyard trip on the Bluebridge ferry.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Women Mean Business: Colonial Businesswomen in NZ
    Women Mean Business: Colonial Businesswomen in NZ
    ISBN: 9781988531762
    Title: Women Mean Business: Colonial Businesswomen in NZ

    From Kaitaia in Northland to Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand’s nineteenth-century towns were full of entrepreneurial women. Contrary to what we might expect, colonial women were not only wives and mothers or domestic servants. A surprising number ran their own businesses, supporting themselves and their families, sometimes in productive partnership with husbands, but in other cases compensating for a spouse’s incompetence, intemperance, absence – or all three.
    The pages of this book overflow with the stories of hard-working milliners and dressmakers, teachers, boarding-house keepers and laundresses, colourful publicans, brothelkeepers and travelling performers, along with the odd taxidermist, bootmaker and butcher – and Australasia’s first woman chemist.
    Then, as now, there was no ‘typical’ businesswoman. They were middle and working class; young and old; Maori and Pakeha; single, married, widowed and sometimes bigamists. Their businesses could be wild successes or dismal failures, lasting just a few months or a lifetime. In this fascinating and entertaining book, award-winning historian Dr Catherine Bishop showcases many of the individual businesswomen whose efforts, collectively, contributed so much to the making of urban life in New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
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