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100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa

Simon Morton is a Wellington-based broadcaster and presenter best known for his TV ONE show 'Why We Buy' and his Radio New Zealand National series 'This Way Up'. Riria Hotere (Ngati Maniapoto and Te A..

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100 days That Mapped a Nation, The

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ANZAC Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War: 2016
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Beneath the Takitimus: A Hundred Years on Redcliff Station
Between Worlds

'Vivid, convincing and utterly memorable.'-Michael King, North & SouthAnne Salmond's extraordinary Between Worlds begins with the arrival of Cook's second expedition in 1773 and takes the story throug..

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Braided River: Migration and the Personal Essay: 2019

The Braided River explores contemporary migration to New Zealand through an examination of 200 personal essays written by 37 migrants from 20 different countries, spanning all ages and life stages. Th..

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Broken Decade, The: Prosperity, Depression and Recovery in New Zealand, 1928-39

The Depression of the 1930s was a defining period in New Zealand history. It had its own vocabulary swaggers and sugarbags, relief work and sustenance, the Queen Street riots and special constables ..

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BWB Text: First Migration

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City at the Centre: The History of Palmerston North

A RICHLY ILLUSTRATED HISTORY CELEBRATING 150 YEARS. City at the Centre tells the story of a small town carved out of the bush that once cloaked the Manawatu plains, whose growth was driven by the rail..

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City Possessed   Christchurch Civic Creche Case

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Cleansing the Colony: Transporting Convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land

Everyone knows Australia was once a penal colony, but few realize that New Zealand prisoners were sent there. During the mid-nineteenth century at least 110 people were transported from New Zealand to..

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Concise History of New Zealand 2E

New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million..

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Cook Voyage Encounters, The

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Cook's Ark: Animals that sailed with James Cook

Cook's Ark is a fascinating account of the animals that sailed with Captain James Cook to the South Pacific, with particular reference to New Zealand. It offers a novel insight into an aspect of Cook..

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Dark Island, The

From 1906 to 1925 Quail Island was the site of New Zealand's leprosy colony. The colony began by accident, as it were, after the discovery of a leprosy sufferer in Christchurch. As further patients ar..

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Dead Letters: Censorship and subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920

In 1918, from deep within the West Coast bush, a miner on the run from the military wrote a letter to his sweetheart. Two months later he was in jail. Like millions of others, his letter had been stea..

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Down A Country Road: Vol 2

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Finding A Way To Live: A Race for the Whale

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First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand

The story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, lavishly produced and richly illustrated Since it was published by the Admiralty in 1816, James Cook's chart of New Zealand has long be..

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Forgotten Founder D.M. Stuart: Otago Pioneer in the Church and Education
Forgotten Wars: Why the Musket Wars Matter Today

Long-awaited short and reorganised version of The Musket Wars * Brilliantly written and clearly explained, with fact boxes * Detailed maps and plentiful illustrations Ron Crosby brilliantly rewrites h..

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From Suffrage to a Seat in the House: The path to parliament for New Zealand women

New Zealand has always proudly worn its status of being the first country to enfranchise women. But not many know that it took a further 40 long years to get the first woman elected to Parliament. In ..

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From Taranto to Trieste

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Gangland: New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime

New Zealand's underworld of organised crime and deadly gangs New Zealand is now one of the most lucrative illicit drug markets in the world. Organised crime is about making money. It's a busin..

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Great Tales from New Zealand History

Forty-six diverse, absorbing stories which reveal the often forgotten colour and vibrancy of our country's past. Who really did discover New Zealand? Who were the real villains at Parihaka? Have we wr..

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Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000

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 s..

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Guts & Grace: Christchurch City Mission a History

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Harraways: Going for Grain: 150 years of Milling at Green Island, Dunedin
Heaphy Track

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History of New Zealand Women

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In Their Own Right: Women & Higher Education in New Zealand Before 1945
Kalimpong Kids, The: The New Zealand story, in pictures

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..

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Ko Taranaki Te Maunga

In 1881, colonial troops invaded the village of Parihaka on the Taranaki coast. In an attempt to quell the non-violent direct action taken by the community against land confiscations, the government s..

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Making a New Land: Environmental Histories of New Zealand

Making a New Land presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonisation of New Zea..

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Making History: A New Zealand Story

`Men no longer whisper "Revolution", they shout it; and they no longer carry banners, but throw bricks' - Letter home from Harvard, 1970. Jock Phillips grew up in post-war Christchurch where hist..

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Mataatua Whare: Te Wharenui I Hoki Mai

Mataatua wharenui is the most travelled Maori meeting house in the country. Built in 1875, it was taken to Australia, London and Otago before being returned to Whakatane after more than a century away..

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Mid-Century Living: The Butterfly House Collection

An incurable collector shares her astonishing collection of vintage New Zealand art, objects and design and her classic 1960s seaside bach. For over 30 years, philanthropist and best-selling author ..

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More Than Just a Place of Work: A History of Dunedin's Hillside Railway Workshops
Mothers' Darlings of the South Pacific: Children of Indigenous Women and US Servicemen WWII
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New Zealand and the Sea: Historical Perspectives

As a group of islands in the far south-west Pacific Ocean, New Zealand's history is steeped in the sea. Its people have encountered the sea in many different ways: along the coast, in port, on ships,..

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New Zealand Wars & the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict

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 dif..

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New Zealand Wars | Nga Pakanga o Aotearoa, The

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..

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New Zealand's Worst Disasters: True Stories That Rocked a Nation

A full train plunges into a raging river at Tangiwai; the Wahine is tossed onto rocks at the entrance to Wellington Harbour; an Air New Zealand DC-10 plunges into Mt Erebus; an earthquake destroys Chr..

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Ngai Tahu Deeds: A Window on New Zealand  History

Harry Evison re-examines New Zealand colonial history in the light of a number of original documents, particularly the ten Ngai Tahu deeds by which the Crown acquired Maori title to the southern half ..

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Not in Narrow Seas : Economic History of Aotearoa New Zealand
Outcasts of the Gods?: The Struggle Over Slavery in Maori New Zealand

Tracing ideas of freedom and unfreedom in Maori society, this book is the first history of Maori war captives. 'Us Maoris used to practise slavery just like them poor Negroes had to endure in America...

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Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860

Introducing general readers to New Zealand archaeology, Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World tells the story of the first European encounters with a new land. This is a fascinating approach to history ..

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Passchendaele:  New Zealand's Worst Military Disaster

This extensively researched book tells the story of one of the darkest hours of Australia and New Zealand's First World War military. With the forensic use of decades-old documents and soldier account..

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People of the Land

A sequel to Exploring Maori Values, develops the idea that we humans can and need to become people of the land in the Maori sense, developing a harmonious interdependence with the environment in which..

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