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              The Rome Zoo

              The Rome Zoo (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Janovjak, Pascal; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Rome, too, wants the sound of roaring as evening falls ... The Rome Zoo - a place borne of fantasy and driven by a nation's aspirations. It has witnessed - and reflected in its tarnished mirror - the great follies of the 20th century. Now, in an ongoing battle that has seen it su...rvive world wars and epidemics, the zoo must once again reinvent itself, and assert its relevance in the Eternal City. Caught up in these machinations is a cast of characters worthy of this baroque backdrop - a man desperate to find meaning in his own life, a woman tasked with halting the zoo's decline and a rare animal, the last of its species, who bewitches the world. Drifting between past and present, The Rome Zoo weaves together these and many other stories, forming a colourful and evocative tapestry of life at this strange place. It is both a love story and a poignant juxtaposition of the human need to classify, to subdue, with the untameable nature of our dramas and anxieties.
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              ISBN 9781867550501
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Gallipoli
               

              Gallipoli (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By FitzSimons, Peter; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Australia's biggest-selling non-fiction author brings his prodigious storytelling talents to bear on one of the defining (and most disastrous) campaigns of the First World War: Gallipoli. On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to s...ecure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail. Turkey regards the victory to this day as a defining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence of the nation's Ottoman Empire. But, counter-intuitively, it would signify something perhaps even greater for the defeated Australians and New Zealanders involved: the birth of their countries' sense of nationhood. Now approaching its centenary, the Gallipoli campaign, commemorated each year on Anzac Day, reverberates with importance as the origin and symbol of Australian and New Zealand identity. As such, the facts of the battle - which was minor against the scale of the First World War and cost less than a sixth of the Australian deaths on the Western Front - are often forgotten or obscured. Peter FitzSimons, with his trademark vibrancy and expert melding of writing and research, recreates the disaster as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt.
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              ISBN 9781486243334
              Published NZ 3 Nov 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Eureka: The Unfinished Rebellion
               

              Eureka: The Unfinished Rebellion (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By FitzSimons, Peter; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              The Eureka Stockade was Australia's answer to the Boston Tea Party, to the French people's storming of the Bastille. It was the moment when the diggers sense of outraged justice united them into a force that changed the course of Australian history. It is the greatest Australian ...legend outside of war-time, and one that has enormous resonance in the 21st Century as Australians continue to discuss what our formal relationship with Britain should be. Karl Marx followed it closely and wrote about it extensively, while Mark Twain described it as the finest thing in Australasian history. It was a revolution - small in size; but great politically; it was a strike for liberty, a struggle for principle, a stand against injustice and oppression. Peter FitzSimons - brings the whole story to life in his trademark fashion, making the reader feel like they're there, as the mighty Eureka flag is first raised and rebels swear allegiance to it; as the British red-coats first launch their attack, as the digger-rebels fight back in kind.
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              ISBN 9781743136249
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Montebello
               

              Montebello (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Drewe, Robert; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              In the sleepy and conservative 1950s the British began a series of nuclear tests in the Montebello archipelago off the west coast of Australia. Even today, few people know about the three huge atom bombs that were detonated there, but they lodged in the consciousness of the young... Robert Drewe and would linger with him for years to come. In this moving sequel to The Shark Net, Drewe travels to the Montebellos to visit the territory that has held his imagination since childhood. In the aftermath of both man-made and natural events that have left a permanent mark on the Australian landscape and psyche - from nuclear tests and the mining boom to shark attacks along the coast - Drewe examines how comfortable and familiar terrain can quickly become a site of danger, and how regeneration and love can emerge from chaos and loss.
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              ISBN 9781743149058
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2013
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              Montebello
               

              Montebello (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Drewe, Robert; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              In the sleepy and conservative 1950s the British began a series of nuclear tests in the Montebello archipelago off the west coast of Australia. Even today, few people know about the three huge atom bombs that were detonated there, but they lodged in the consciousness of the young... Robert Drewe and would linger with him for years to come. In this moving sequel to The Shark Net, Drewe travels to the Montebellos to visit the territory that has held his imagination since childhood. In the aftermath of both man-made and natural events that have left a permanent mark on the Australian landscape and psyche - from nuclear tests and the mining boom to shark attacks along the coast - Drewe examines how comfortable and familiar terrain can quickly become a site of danger, and how regeneration and love can emerge from chaos and loss.
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              ISBN 9781743149065
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Hiroshima Nagasaki
               

              Hiroshima Nagasaki (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly; mostly women, children and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries later, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Yet the bombs were 'our lea...st abhorrent choice', American leaders claimed at the time. Here, Paul Ham challenges this view, giving powerful witness to its destruction through the eyes of eighty survivors, reminding us that these two cities were full of ordinary people who suddenly, out of a clear blue summer's sky, felt the sun fall on their heads.
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              ISBN 9781743119129
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Sandakan: The untold story of the Sandakan death marches
               

              Sandakan: The untold story of the Sandakan death marches (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              This is the story of the three-year ordeal of the Sandakan prisoners of war. After the fall of Singapore in February 1942, the Japanese conquerors transferred 2700 British and Australian prisoners to a jungle camp some eight miles inland of Sandakan, in North Borneo. For decades ...after the Second World War, the Australian and British governments would refuse to divulge the truth of what happened here, for fear of traumatising the families of the victims. Of the 2700 prisoners originally sent to Sandakan, only six - all of them Australians - would survive. This important and harrowing book narrates the full story of Sandakan, as told through the experiences of the participants.
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              ISBN 9781743136157
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Justice Denied
               

              Justice Denied (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Hosking QC, Bill; Linton, John Suter; Read by Meldrum, Robert; Producer Wardrope, Keenan

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              Bill Hosking looks back at his career as a criminal barrister in a candid account of his time at the bar. He tells the true story behind some of his most famous cases, including the Hilton bombings, `Toecutter' Jimmy Driscoll's attempt to avoid prison time and the Anita Cobby tri...al. At Bill's side we also meet some larger-than-life characters, such as Carl Synnerdhal, a professional bank robber who successfully convinced everyone he was blind and hoodwinked the system, as well as adversaries such as disgraced former detective Roger Rogerson. Bill Hosking's clients have included, `... the notorious, the oppressed, the young and the old ... the wise and the foolish ...'. In the company of his colleagues, judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers, he reveals how the law courts give us an insight into human frailty and the dark side of human nature. Justice in any courtroom can be elusive. Yet, as Bill Hosking explains: `... a calm, composed, careful and competent judicial process is to what we aspire ... when it is achieved, justice is never denied.'
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              ISBN 9781489401243
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Justice Denied
               

              Justice Denied (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Hosking QC, Bill; Linton, John Suter; Read by Meldrum, Robert; Producer Wardrope, Keenan

              • RRP: $44.99
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              Bill Hosking looks back at his career as a criminal barrister in a candid account of his time at the bar. He tells the true story behind some of his most famous cases, including the Hilton bombings, `Toecutter' Jimmy Driscoll's attempt to avoid prison time and the Anita Cobby tri...al. At Bill's side we also meet some larger-than-life characters, such as Carl Synnerdhal, a professional bank robber who successfully convinced everyone he was blind and hoodwinked the system, as well as adversaries such as disgraced former detective Roger Rogerson. Bill Hosking's clients have included, `... the notorious, the oppressed, the young and the old ... the wise and the foolish ...'. In the company of his colleagues, judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers, he reveals how the law courts give us an insight into human frailty and the dark side of human nature. Justice in any courtroom can be elusive. Yet, as Bill Hosking explains: `... a calm, composed, careful and competent judicial process is to what we aspire ... when it is achieved, justice is never denied.'
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              ISBN 9781489401236
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              1914: The Year The World Ended
               

              1914: The Year The World Ended (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did. In July that year, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of society, uproot ancient pol...itical systems and set the course for the bloodiest century in human history. In the longer run, the events of 1914 set the world on the path toward the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Nazism and the Cold War. In 1914: The Year the World Ended, award-winning historian Paul Ham tells the story of the outbreak of the Great War from German, British, French, Austria-Hungarian, Russian and Serbian perspectives.
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              ISBN 9781486242627
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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