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The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2013-2015 provides a unique insight into the richness and diversity of New Zealand contemporary art through the work of emerging and es..
Parihaka has become a byword for Maori refusal to yield land, culture and dignity to New Zealand's colonial government. Well after the end of the New Zealand Wars, the people of this small settlement ..
In this remarkable biography, Jennifer Ashton uses the life of one man as a unique lens through which to view the early history of New Zealand. Born in Scotland in 1818, John Webster came to New Zeala..
The Polynesian concept of atua-of gods, figurative objects and associated beliefs-developed over thousands of years and spread throughout the region. The superb examples of sculpture illustrated in th..
The Auckland Book is a visually stunning memento of what it's like to live one of the world's most desirable cities. In 128 fully illustrated pages it captures the City of Sails in a way no camera eve..
There are many memorials to Australias war dead; among them are two permanent reminders to the Australian participation in the New Zealand Wars. The entrance to the Anglesey Barracks in Hobart is domi..
Frederick Brown Hadfield arrived in Nelson in 1858 with his family. Two sons, Harry Roodhouse Hadfield and William Welby Hadfield, farmed at Awaroa Bay from 1863; this book centres on William and his ..
Massively revised and updated in 2012, this all-new edition of our bestselling introduction to New Zealand's natural hazards and disasters is now more relevant than ever. Informative, instructive and ..
As far back as the 1920's, men and women throughout New Zealand's Mackenzie Country have spoken of Ernest (Ernie) Slow. In many quarters he became legendry for his ballads, while in others he was bran..
'The myriad of the living in all of their many forms, defunct, mutant, revenant or otherwise; traversing memory's infinite field.' Martin Edmond's Barefoot Years is a memoir in which the author attemp..
On Saturday morning, 7 December 1963, Eric Lewis called around to his property in Bassett Road, Remuera, Auckland, to collect the rent. He was not prepared for the scene that greeted him when he opene..
At last a single field guide that covers New Zealand's plants, birds, insects and animals for visitors and New Zealanders interested in this country's natural history. When author Julian Fitter first ..
"New Zealand's past has been a rollercoaster ride of hopes, dreams, wars and peace." In his fully revised Illustrated History, noted historian Matthew Wright brings New Zealand's turbulent, exciting p..
A fascinating account of how the beach has influenced New Zealand lifestyle, culture and identity. Experiencing beach life is simply part of being a New Zealander. It has helped shape our annual summ..
Photographic coverage of this varied and spectacular region. From Dunedin, around the Catlins to Invercargill, then Central Otago, the tourist attractions of Queenstown and finishing with the spectacu..
The Beauty of Waiheke Island showcases the scenic beauty of this island so close to our largest city, Auckland. It Includes photographs of the vineyards, quirky sculptures, scenery, beaches and birdli..
Becoming a Person is the uplifting and challenging story of how an intellectually disabled New Zealander helped change the world. Brain-damaged at birth, Robert Martin was locked away as a child in pl..
Before I Forget is the second volume of memoirs by well-known painter, feminist and writer Jacqueline Fahey. In her first volume, Something for the Birds (AUP, 2006), Fahey described her childhood in ..
New Zealand's top police crisis negotiator reveals the everyday drama of being a cop: the lives saved, the lives lost, and the extreme pressure to perform in tough and confronting circumstances. Lance..
The world of New Zealand Artists in World War I - How did New Zealand Artists, both those who were specifically commissioned and those who volunteered as soldiers, record their experiences in this war..
This is the story of a quest I began three decades ago - the search for my Chinese identity. The path I travelled was not linear, and the years brought pain as well as joy. But, while this is a narrat..
Timed to coincide with the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's 125th anniversary celebrations, Beloved: Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery offers an introduction to the Gallery's magnificent collectio..
Bereavement is a part of life that most of us will have to deal with some time. Joy and sadness, love and hate, life and death are as much a part of our lives as sunrise and sunset, summer and winter...
Beyond Betrayal delves into New Zealand's pioneering history, and asks why such promising partnerships descended into decades of distrust. After the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, a succession of gove..