These fascinating 'tales and reminiscences of the Golden Coast direct from Westland's earliest pioneers' were originally compiled by Carl Pfaff for The Diggers' Story, first published in 1914 to mark ..
Coming to the New World paradise of New Zealand the 19th-century colonial settlers did not expect to find the Old World evils of dirt and decay. But this original and fascinating book shows that dirt ..
The fact that vampire worms were reproducing by the tens of thousands in the belly of my goat should not have come as a surprise. By now I'd learned that country life is not a pastoral painting. Sure,..
New Zealand dolphins, also known as Hector's dolphins, are fascinating and beautiful animals. Found only in New Zealand waters, their numbers are now under constant threat - especially from human fish..
In an age of instant communication, multiple media devices and immediate gratification from social media, it seems scarcely believable that once people relied on a four page sheet to tell them what wa..
So here I am walking again an old path made new by the very fact that I am upon it once more, accompanied by familiar hordes: the fecund majority of the dead, the myriad of the living in all of their ..
Explorer Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) is sometimes called France's Captain Cook. Born less than a year after the beginning of the French Revolution, he lived through turbulent ti..
Dunedin Light Seasons is a collection of photographs featuring the beaches and beach culture of Dunedin, New Zealand. This hard cover coffee-table book features the photography of Derek Morrison. The ..
Located in a wonderful natural environment and built on nineteenth-century gold, Dunedin was once New Zealand's largest city. Now it is a gracious old lady with a spirit of adventure, beloved by resid..
New Zealand's pre-eminent criminal barrister looks back on his remarkable life and times. In his time as a criminal defence lawyer in the New Zealand courts, Peter Williams QC has seen it all. From th..
New Zealand's pre-eminent criminal barrister looks back on his remarkable life and times. In his time as a criminal defence lawyer in the New Zealand courts, the late Sir Peter Williams QC saw it all..
Content includes: Prelude to a disaster - What Christchurch was doing on February 22. How the debate of the September 4/Boxing Day quakes was continuing, how those events had shaped lives. The Event -..
Over the past 10 years many communities around the country have launched ambitious projects to bring New Zealand's native ecologies back to the mainland. By building predator-proof fences around big a..
OF ALL THE BOOKS ON THIS CASE, YOU NEED TO READ THIS ONE...It's a murder mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes. It even has a Watson. Yet, solving the disappearance of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope has proved..
Six year old Elizabeth Colenso screams in horror as her young Maori friend is violently taken from the classroom by an enemy warrior. She knows she will never see him again. This moment sparks a desir..
Encounters is the wide-ranging, audacious and gripping story of New Zealand's changing national identity, how it has emerged and evolved through generations. In this genre-busting book, historian Paul..
This is a companion, not a catalogue, to an exhibition of Brasch's (1909-73) collection of manuscripts, photographs, paintings, and books at the University of Otago Library. He was a literary editor b..
The first Protestant mission to New Zealand, established in 1814, saw the beginning of complex political, cultural, and economic entanglements with Maori. Entanglements of Empire is a deft reconstruct..