• 100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa
    100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa
    ISBN: 9780994146052
    Title: 100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa
    Author: WAUGH SUSAN (EDITOR)

    In this fascinating book Te Papas science team of experts showcase 100 collection objects that demonstrate the breadth and depth of the collection and the museums important ongoing research. Te Papas expert curators and collections managers tell the fascinating stories of everything from the colossal squid to the flaming flagfins and from sea spiders to beaver fleas. Since the Colonial Museum opened in 1865 and the first director, Sir James Hector, began collecting items of geological and natural history significance, the collections of New Zealands national museum have become enormously significant not to mention enormous.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Automania: Iconic NZ Collections
    Automania: Iconic NZ Collections
    ISBN: 9781988538242
    Title: Automania: Iconic NZ Collections
    Author: JESSEN DON

    Visit the most incredible motor vehicle collections from across New Zealand, rarely ever showcased for the public before.
    From vintage cars to motorbikes, military vehicles to famous movie cars – the owners of these collections take us inside their garages to celebrate the vehicles that have captured their imaginations.
    These vehicles have intriguing histories, with some guaranteed to bring back fond memories of bygone eras, and others we could only dream of owning. Many have been painstakingly restored by the owner, or totally built from scratch. Discover the beloved vehicles that have inspired exceptional cases of Automania!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Backstage Passes: The Untold Story of NZ's Live Music Venues 1960-1990
    Backstage Passes: The Untold Story of NZ's Live Music Venues 1960-1990
    ISBN: 9781869664879
    Title: Backstage Passes: The Untold Story of NZ's Live Music Venues 1960-1990
    Author: MATHERS JOANNA

    New Zealand music was made on beer-stained stages, in grimy toilets and smoky back rooms. Backstage Passes charts the stories of the countries most celebrated live music venues. Hookers, heroin, cocaine, killings, sex in alleyways, punch-ups on dance floors - live music was the nexus around which a cultural history happened.

    Backstage Passes has the inside story on what it was like to be part of a vibrant scene when New Zealand was a rural backwater. First-hand accounts from muscicians, fans and bar owners bring each chapter to life.

    The beating heart of the book is the music and the spaces within which the music was played. Rock, pop, reggae, punk and hip-hop, every genre has its heroes and villians, it's successes and casualties. Backstage Passes is a tribute to all the characters whom sizzled up the stage, worked the doors, poured the beers and danced to the beat.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Best of NZ LP
    Best of NZ LP
    ISBN: 9781786571878
    Title: Best of NZ LP
    Author: 2ND EDITION


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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Between Worlds: Early Exchanges Between Maori & Europeans 1773-1815
    Between Worlds: Early Exchanges Between Maori & Europeans 1773-1815
    ISBN: 9780143772170
    Title: Between Worlds: Early Exchanges Between Maori & Europeans 1773-1815
    Author: SALMOND ANNE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Big Smoke: NZ Cities 1840–1920
    Big Smoke: NZ Cities 1840–1920
    ISBN: 9780947492434
    Title: Big Smoke: NZ Cities 1840–1920
    Author: SCHRADER BEN

    Unlike in Europe, North America, Australia and elsewhere, urban history has never been sustained as a distinct field of scholarship in New Zealand. This is surprising, considering that since the early twentieth century most New Zealanders have lived in towns and cities – 86 per cent were urban in 2014. Yet we know surprisingly little about these urban dwellers and the spaces in which they lived.

    The pursuit of city life is one of the most important untold stories of New Zealand. The Big Smoke is the first comprehensive history to tell this story, presenting a dynamic and highly illustrated account of city life from 1840 to 1920.

    It explores such questions as: what did cities look like and how did they change; why were women especially drawn to live in cities; in what ways did Maori experience and shape cities; how far was the street a living room and stage for city life; and why did New Zealand so quickly became a nation of townspeople?

    At a time of national debate over housing and the growth of our cities, Ben Schrader’s superb new history reveals how our urban origins have shaped the people we are today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Black Flu 1918: The Story of NZ's Worst Public Health Disaster
    Black Flu 1918: The Story of NZ's Worst Public Health Disaster
    ISBN: 9781927145951
    Title: Black Flu 1918: The Story of NZ's Worst Public Health Disaster
    Author: RICE GEOFFREY

    Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That equals nearly half the total of New Zealand soldiers killed in the First World War. Yet these were civilians, dying in the first month of peace. This was New Zealand's worst-ever public health disaster. The whole country seemed to shut down for several weeks in November 1918. Because the victims' bodies turned black when they died, many believed it was the plague.Could it happen again? The risk of another major influenza pandemic is even greater now, thanks to international jet travel. Global flu surveillance should give us better warning, and we now have anti-viral drugs and antibiotics to deal with the secondary pneumonia that was the real killer in 1918. But do we have the systems in place to deal with another massive health crisis? This book shows how we coped back in 1918 - the response of public health officials, how the sick were nursed, how thousands of convalescents were fed and the lessons learned that may still be useful today. It is an inspiring and fascinating story that all New Zealanders need to know about.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953
    Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953
    ISBN: 9781869408480
    Title: Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953
    Author: SIMPSON PETER

    For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts. Variously between 1933 and 1953, Christchurch was the home of Angus and Bensemann and McCahon, Curnow and Glover and Baxter, the Group, the Caxton Press and the Little Theatre, Landfall and Tomorrow, Ngaio Marsh and Douglas Lilburn. It was a city in which painters lived with writers, writers promoted musicians, in which the arts and artists from different forms were deeply intertwined. And it was a city where artists developed a powerful synthesis of European modernist influences and an assertive New Zealand nationalism that gave mid-century New Zealand cultural life its particular shape.

    In this book, Simpson tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this ‘Bloomsbury South’ and the arts and artists that made it. Simpson brings to life the individual talents and their passions, but he also takes us inside the scenes that they created together: Bethell and her visiting coterie of younger poets; Glover and Bensemann’s exacting typography at the Caxton Press; the yearly exhibitions and aesthetic clashes of the Group; McCahon and Baxter’s developing friendship; the effects of Brasch’s patronage; Marsh’s Shakespearian re-creations at the Little Theatre. Simpson recreates a Christchurch we have lost, where a group of artists collaborated to create a distinctively New Zealand art which spoke to the condition of their country as it emerged into the modern era.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Bravo Kiwi
    Bravo Kiwi
    ISBN: 9781869538569
    Title: Bravo Kiwi
    Author: WILSON CRAIG

    Major Craig Wilson is a decorated former SAS member, and has been in more combat zones than any other Kiwi soldier. He was the commanding officer of Bravo Company, which lost 2 soldiers when they went to the aid Afghan police at Baghek in August 2012. Craig was left injured, shot in the shoulder, and was Medevac'd to a German hospital. There he heard 3 more of his team had died in an explosion. This is the story of Craig Wilson and the men and women of Bravo Company. It starts in 2010 at Burnham army base and includes infantry preparations for; Christchurch earthquake; planning for Afghanistan; life in Bamiyan; the battle at Baghek and its aftermath.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Camera in the Crowd: Filming NZ in Peace & War, 1895–1920
    Camera in the Crowd: Filming NZ in Peace & War, 1895–1920
    ISBN: 9780947506346
    Title: Camera in the Crowd: Filming NZ in Peace & War, 1895–1920
    Author: PUGSLEY CHRISTOPHER

    Filming and cinema quickly won the hearts of New Zealand from the
    mid-1890s, yet the story of the cameramen and the film they took
    here and in the First World War has never been fully captured. This
    attractive hardback brings to fruition years of original research and
    archival work by esteemed historian Christopher Pugsley (Gallipoli),
    and features over 200 photos and illustrations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Close to the Wind
    Close to the Wind
    ISBN: 9781775503491
    Title: Close to the Wind
    Author: HILL DAVID

    In May 1940, a group of Auckland yachtsmen who were members of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve left for the war. Leonard Hill, a young Maori sailor, and his friends arrived in Singapore under siege. Playing to their strengths as small boat sailors, they manned fast motor launches, raiding and rescuing Allies from behind enemy lines. On the night of 13 February 1942, the eve of the fall of Singapore, they took two Fairmiles, ML310 and ML311, to evacuate members of the Allied High Command and survivors of sinking vessels. Hunted down by the Japanese, most of the almost one hundred men perished. Some became POWs, and of those who attempted to escape, only three succeeded: Leonard Hill, Herbert 'Johnny' Bull and Andrew Brough. This is the story of how they evaded the Japanese and survived.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Concise History of NZ 2ed
    Concise History of NZ 2ed
    ISBN: 9781107402171
    Title: Concise History of NZ 2ed
    Author: SMITH PHILIPPA MEIN

    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 years ago to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein Smith highlights the effects of the country's smallness and isolation, from its late settlement by Polynesian voyagers and colonisation by Europeans - and the exchanges that made these people Maori and Pakeha - to the dramatic struggles over land and recent efforts to manage global forces. A Concise History of New Zealand places New Zealand in its global and regional context. It unravels key moments - the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior - showing their role as nation-building myths and connecting them with the less dramatic forces, economic and social, that have shaped contemporary New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Crossing the Lines: The Story of Three Homosexual NZ Soldiers in World War II
    Crossing the Lines: The Story of Three Homosexual NZ Soldiers in World War II
    ISBN: 9781988592381
    Title: Crossing the Lines: The Story of Three Homosexual NZ Soldiers in World War II
    Author: COUTTS BRENT

    In Crossing the Lines, Brent Coutts brings to light the previously untold history of New Zealand homosexual soldiers in World War II, drawing on the experiences of ordinary men who lived through extraordinary times. At the centre of the story are New Zealand soldiers Harold Robinson, Ralph Dyer and Douglas Morison, who shared a queer identity and love of performance. Through their roles as female impersonators in Kiwi concert parties in the Pacific and Egypt they found a place to live as gay men within the military forces, boosting the morale of personnel in the Pacific Campaign and, along the way, falling in love with some of the men they met. Crossing the Lines is a richly illustrated account that follows the men from their formative pre-war lives, through the difficult wartime years to their experiences living in a postwar London where they embraced the many new possibilities available. It is a story of strong friendships, the search for love and belonging as homosexuals within the military and civilian worlds, and the creation of the foundation of the queer community today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Eddie Norman & 25 Battalion
    Eddie Norman & 25 Battalion
    ISBN: 9781988595061
    Title: Eddie Norman & 25 Battalion
    Author: KAY ELIZABETH

    When World War Two broke out, three theological students left their college in Auckland to the sound of bagpipes and volunteered to fight. Eddie Norman, aged 22 from Hawke’s Bay, was one of them. A natural leader, his first experience of action was at El Alamein in 1942 as a platoon commander, and during the Italian campaign he quickly rose to command 25 Battalion. This is his story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Empire & the Making of Native Title: Sovereignty, Property & Indigenous People
    Empire & the Making of Native Title: Sovereignty, Property & Indigenous People
    ISBN: 9781108478298
    Title: Empire & the Making of Native Title: Sovereignty, Property & Indigenous People
    Author: ATTWOOD BAIN

    This book provides a new approach to the historical treatment of indigenous peoples' sovereignty and property rights in Australia and New Zealand. By shifting attention from the original European claims of possession to a comparison of the ways in which British players treated these matters later, Bain Attwood not only reveals some startling similarities between the Australian and New Zealand cases but revises the long-held explanations of the differences. He argues that the treatment of the sovereignty and property rights of First Nations was seldom determined by the workings of moral principle, legal doctrine, political thought or government policy. Instead, it was the highly particular historical circumstances in which the first encounters between natives and Europeans occurred and colonisation began that largely dictated whether treaties of cession were negotiated, just as a bitter political struggle determined the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi and ensured that native title was made in New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Endless Sea: Stories told through the taonga of the NZ Maritime Museum Hui te Ananui a Tangaroa
    Endless Sea: Stories told through the taonga of the NZ Maritime Museum Hui te Ananui a Tangaroa
    ISBN: 9780995131873
    Title: Endless Sea: Stories told through the taonga of the NZ Maritime Museum Hui te Ananui a Tangaroa
    Author: WALSH FRANCES

    A BOOK FOR ALL NEW ZEALANDERS WHO FEEL CONNECTED TO THE SEA. This year New Zealands National Maritime Museum will be in the thick of the action when the Americas Cup defence comes to Auckland. This beautiful book, photographed by Jane Ussher, surveys its collection and explores New Zealandmaritime history through 100 fascinating and wide-ranging objects. From shipbuilding tools and Peter Blakes first trophy, to menu cards from the glory days of ocean liners and exquisite model ships, its the perfect book for all who love the sea, boats and ships, and all else that sails on the water.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Events in the Life of Phillip Tapsell
    Events in the Life of Phillip Tapsell
    ISBN: 9780947506926
    Title: Events in the Life of Phillip Tapsell
    Author: ADAMS JONATHAN

    Hans Falk, born in 1790 in Copenhagen, took to the sea as a lad, changed
    his name to Phillip Tapsell, and after many adventures settled at Maketu
    in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty. There he became the key trader for local
    iwi and married into the highest levels of Te Arawa, while helping other
    tribes to defend themselves against invasion from northern tribes.
    He was, in other words, one of the original Pakeha-Maori. Yet Tapsell’s life
    of daring is not well known today, and the memoirs he dictated to Edward
    Little shortly before his death were only ever published in newspaper
    form. Brought together, these make an important contribution to the
    history of the countries of his birth and death.
    Meticulously researched and edited by Dr Jonathan Adams, this book
    presents the original manuscript with close editing and annotation. Part 1
    discusses Tapsell’s life and identity as a Pakeha-Maori; Part 2 reproduces
    his reminiscences as recorded by Little; and Part 3 summarises the key
    events in the story, examines the manuscript as an artefact, and includes
    accounts of Tapsell’s life and how that has been interpreted in Denmark.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Eyes of Fire: the Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior
    Eyes of Fire: the Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior
    ISBN: 9781877484285
    Title: Eyes of Fire: the Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior
    Author: ROBIE DAVID

    Award-winning journalist David Robie was on board the Greenpeace environmental ship Rainbow Warrior on its last mission to Rongelap Atoll in May 1985 and continued to stay with the ship until it reached Auckland in July. Robie’s account of this voyage – of the Marshall Islands community poisoned by nuclear fallout and of the fatal bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by the French secret service – remains a de?nitive work on Western treachery in the Paci?c, but also shows the power of good people who were willing to stand up and be counted when others desperately needed help.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Far North Rural Road Map
    Far North Rural Road Map
    ISBN: 2020011312501
    Title: Far North Rural Road Map
    Author: KIWIMAPS


    Format: Map
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    ISBN: 9781869664855
    Title: Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    Author: HENDERSON WARWICK

    Toys and Games have been entertaining children and adults alike for centuries. From the time of the Pharaohs to current day Chinese Chequers, Model Cars, the Space Race and Star Wars.

    This illustrated history is an incredible insight into the background of the toys that we grew up with, including particular toys and games that became international favourites. The book is not just for toy and game aficionados, but anyone who is interested in history, both social and industrial, and collectors in general. Over 250 colour photographs compliment this wonderfully researched and detailed book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • First Encounters
    First Encounters
    ISBN: 9780947506902
    Title: First Encounters
    Author: ELL GORDON & SARAH


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • First Pakehas Around Wellington & Cook Strait 1803 to 1839
    First Pakehas Around Wellington & Cook Strait 1803 to 1839
    ISBN: 9780473516499
    Title: First Pakehas Around Wellington & Cook Strait 1803 to 1839
    Author: RICHARDS RHYS

    The settlers in the New Zealand Company arrived belatedly in
    1839, decades after the first foreign visitors to Port Nicholson and
    Cook Strait. The leaders of the new colony clearly sought to downplay
    and ignore the vital preparatory role played by their pakeha
    predecessors. Wakefield wanted the new colony to begin with a
    clean slate, to be an unsullied replica of ‘English society’. Anyone
    present before the ‘new home’ was established on Wakefield’s
    ideals, was judged to be out of place, to be ignored and cast out of
    polite society before they might pollute the new model. The Nobs
    and Snobs of the new colony clearly preferred to ignore those who
    had preceded them.
    The first sealers, whalers and traders around Cook Strait and Port
    Nicholson before 1839, were indeed a motley lot, but they should no
    longer be denied their rightful place as Wellington’s first pioneers.
    Included are 50 mini-chapters about those pakeha who were here
    before the colony in Wellington began belatedly in 1839. There is
    also a chapter by Charles Heaphy on what he saw at Port Nicholson
    in 1839, and an appendix written by the late John O’C. Ross on ‘The
    European Discovery and Naming of Port Nicholson’.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • For King & Country: Four Brothers, Four Crosses
    For King & Country: Four Brothers, Four Crosses
    ISBN: 9781927167397
    Title: For King & Country: Four Brothers, Four Crosses
    Author: VENNELL JOCK

    The third of three books by military historian Jock Vennell on New Zealand's participation in World War 1 through the experiences of its commanders and the men they led.

    This book is the story of a New Zealand family of five brothers who enlisted to fight for their country in World War 1 and never returned. They were among the more than 18,000 young men who lost their lives fighting for the British Empire to which their country belonged in 1914. Countless others were badly wounded or returned home so physically and mentally damaged that they could play no useful part in post-war society. Through the tragedy of the Christophers family, military historian Jock Vennell traces the social and economic damage done to New Zealand society by the war, destroying so many of the best of its coming generation, disrupting nationally important industries and social services and limiting personal freedoms. He looks at why so many young men willingly answered the call to serve their King, country, and empire, despite the terrible loss of life sustained on the battlefields of Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East over four years of war.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Ford in NZ Volume II
    Ford in NZ Volume II
    ISBN: 9781869665357
    Title: Ford in NZ Volume II
    Author: STOKES JOHN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • From Suffrage to a Seat in the House: The Path to Parliament for NZ Women
    From Suffrage to a Seat in the House: The Path to Parliament for NZ Women
    ISBN: 9781988592268
    Title: From Suffrage to a Seat in the House: The Path to Parliament for NZ Women
    Author: COLEMAN JENNY

    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 fact women were not even entitled to stand as candidates in national elections until 1919 - 26 years after they won the right to vote in those elections. Even then there was resistance, with editor of the Auckland Star stating that it would open the way for 'a class of aggressive females who, thirsting for publicity, would be constantly pushing themselves forward into positions for which they are in no sense fitted'. The journey 'from the home to the House' was a shamefully protracted one for New Zealand women, as many male parliamentarians who grudgingly accepted the franchise being extended to women staunchly resisted any further progress. Their political machinations and filibustering were highly effective. Eventually, with an additional 130,000 voters enrolled, politicians began to realise that women's votes - and even women's voices - mattered. However, it was not until 1933 that the first woman was elected to the New Zealand Parliament, when Elizabeth McCombs won the Lyttelton seat, following the death of her husband, the sitting MP. The history of women striving to share in governing the country, a neglected footnote in the nation's electoral history, is now captured in this essential work by Jenny Coleman. She has drawn on a wide range of sources to create a rich portrayal of a rapidly evolving colonial society in which new ideas and social change were in constant friction with the status quo.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • From Taranto to Trieste: Following the 2nd Division's Italian Campaign 1943-45
    From Taranto to Trieste: Following the 2nd Division's Italian Campaign 1943-45
    ISBN: 9780994136060
    Title: From Taranto to Trieste: Following the 2nd Division's Italian Campaign 1943-45
    Author: MALLINSON JENNIFER

    Taranto to Trieste is an account of the author’s fascinating journey to retrace the actual path of the 2nd New Zealand Division in Italy from its arrival in October 1943 until the end of the European war. Although a personal journey with personal reflections, the real story is about the largely off-the-beaten track places which the troops passed through, what they saw and experienced along the way and, in some cases what they missed. To complement the Division’s story, the historical context and military actions are explained with many maps as well as war-time photographs and colourful quotations from official military histories. As the author says, “There are many people of the post-war generation, and their children, with direct connections to the Italian campaign, who would like to know more about the small, mysterious places the Division passed through which appear in diaries, letters and on the back of photographs, but many of which do not appear on maps.” The author’s own photographs, descriptions of the places visited, the landscapes travelled and the roads followed will delight those wanting to follow in the footsteps of the 2nd Division in Italy.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Gallant Acts & Noble Deeds: NZ Army Honours & Awards for the Second World War
    Gallant Acts & Noble Deeds: NZ Army Honours & Awards for the Second World War
    ISBN: 9780473360290
    Title: Gallant Acts & Noble Deeds: NZ Army Honours & Awards for the Second World War
    Author: BEATTIE PJ & POMEROY MJ

    The Second World War saw ordinary New Zealand soldiers and nurses display extraordinary acts of heroism and devotion to duty - be it on active service with the 2nd New Zealand.Expeditionary Force or in New Zealand on training and administrative duties. Now, you can read all about their deeds through previously unpublished award recommendations.

    Included in this book are: -
    Full recommendations for over 1500 recipients of medallic awards Recommendations for over 100 recipients of Mentions in Despatches.Full list of over 2,800 Mentions in Despatches with London Gazette references.Eye-witness statements for the majority of the Victoria Cross recommendations.Numerous of photographs of recipients and their medal groups

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
    $115.00
  • Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors & the Maori World, 1880-1910
    Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors & the Maori World, 1880-1910
    ISBN: 9781869409357
    Title: Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors & the Maori World, 1880-1910
    Author: BLACKLEY ROGER

    Galleries of Maoriland introduces us to the many ways in which European colonists to New Zealand (called Pakeha by the indigenous Maori) discovered, created, propagated and romanticised the Maori world at the turn of the century summed up in a popular nickname describing New Zealand; Maoriland. It could be seen in the paintings of Lindauer and Goldie; among artists, patrons, collectors and audiences; inside the Polynesian Society and the Dominion Museum; among stolen artefacts and fantastical accounts of the Maori past. The culture of Maoriland was a colonists creation. But Galleries of Maoriland shows that Maori were not merely passive victims: they too had a stake in this process of romanticisation. What, this book asks, were some of the Maori purposes that were served by curio displays, portrait collections, and the wider ethnological culture? Why did the idealisation of an ancient Maori world, which obsessed ethnological inquirers and artists alike, appeal also to Maori? Who precisely were the Maori participants in this culture, and what were their motives? Galleries of Maoriland looks at Maori prehistory in European art; the enthusiasm of settlers and Maori for portraiture and recreations of ancient life; the trade in Maori curios; and the international exhibition of this colonial culture. By illuminating New Zealand's artistic and ethnographic economy at the turn of the twentieth century, this book provides a new understanding of our art and our culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Ghost South Road
    Ghost South Road
    ISBN: 9780994137623
    Title: Ghost South Road
    Author: HAMILTON SCOTT

    The Great South Road was built in 1862 to carry a British army into the Waikato Kingdom. When the British invaded the Waikato in 1863, soldiers shared the road with Maori refugees from Auckland. Today the eroding earthen walls of forts and pa and military cemeteries remember the road's history. They sit beside the car dealerships and kava bars and pawn shops of South Auckland, the most culturally diverse part of the world's most culturally diverse city. On their journeys up and down the Great South Road, Hamilton, Janman, and Powell have learned how the route's tragic past affects its present, and discovered the ways in which the road connects as well as divides the communities that live alongside it. Ghost South Road features obscure as well as famous figures from New Zealand history and illustrates the epic walk that the author and photographers made along the two hundred kilometre length of the Great South Road.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • 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



    This is the story of motor racing legend Garth Hogan and his quest for speed on the ground and in the air.

    Garth Hogan is a man who has been extraordinarily successful in his life. He is a big man with a quiet demeanour that borders on shyness. But that quietness masks a fiercely dedicated and competitive man who has achieved massive heights in life - both in the business world and in personal achievement associated with fast and powerful machinery.


    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
  • 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: 9781990007217
    Title: Heart of Flame: Katherine Mansfield’s Flowers & Trees
    Author: RANDELL BEVERLEY


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Hokianga
    Hokianga
    ISBN: 9780790005225
    Title: Hokianga
    Author: LEE JACK

    First published in 1987, this remains one of the most accurate and informative full-length histories of the Hokianga. As one of the areas first to be populated over 600 years before the arrival of Europeans, Lee deals with a vast range of material drawn from careful research of preserved oral records to give insight into early Maori and Pakeha colonisation of the region. In contrast to other areas settled by Pakeha during the 1800s, the local chiefs controlled - in a political sense - the early settlers to the Hokianga, and dominated the resources of the country on which the newcomers depended for their livelihood. Lee discusses how other factors such as war, religion, missionaries, the flourishing timber and ship-building industries, as well as the relatively high proportion of intermarriage, contribute to our present-day understanding of events that have shaped those communities that surround the harbour.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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
  • 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
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