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              The New Zealand Wars
                

              The New Zealand Wars (Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $26.99
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              • Pub Date
                7 Jul 21

              * The most concise, grounded guide to the New Zealand wars * Written by well-respected historian and author of over 60 books * Fifth title in The NZ Series, for a general readership, and tailored to new NZ history curriculum

              ISBN 9780947506933
              Published NZ 7 Jul 2021
              Publisher Oratia Media
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The NZ Series
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              Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past
                

              Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              New Zealand's Pakeha origin as a bolt-hole for convicts escaping Australia, a place where former convicts joined whaling and sealing gangs, and where sea captains thumbed their noses at the law, has been quietly forgotten.

              ISBN 9780143567646
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              New Zealand on the Move: 100 Kiwi Transport Icons
                

              New Zealand on the Move: 100 Kiwi Transport Icons (Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              In this lively, well researched and affectionate survey of 100 'vehicles' of all descriptions, historian Matthew Wright takes us on a trip down memory lane, reacquainting us with the way we used to get around.

              ISBN 9781869794521
              Published NZ 12 Aug 2011
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Freyberg: A Life's Journey
               

              Freyberg: A Life's Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $45.00
              • $40.50
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              * The first biography to focus fully on Freyberg as a man * Reveals the reality behind the myth of this complex individual * Fast-paced, tightly edited story with photo section Freyberg: A Life's Journey is the most accessible biography on 'Tiny' Freyberg yet, with numerous black... and white photos.
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              ISBN 9780947506728
              Published NZ 6 Oct 2020
              Publisher Oratia Media
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Southern Shepherd: The Stories of Graeme Fechney
               

              Southern Shepherd: The Stories of Graeme Fechney (Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $63.99
              • $63.99
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              Southern Shepherd is an exciting new book, released in April 2015, tracing the action-packed shepherding career of New Zealander Graeme Fechney. Having been shepherding for more than half a century, including stints on some of New Zealand's famed alpine sheep stations, Graeme ...has done the rounds and has some entertaining stories to tell.
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              ISBN 9780473318505
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2015
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Kiwi Air Power: A history of the RNZAF to the end of the Cold War
                

              Kiwi Air Power: A history of the RNZAF to the end of the Cold War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $68.99
              • $47.77
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              "This is the story of New Zealand's military aviation from its modest beginnings in 1914 to the formation of the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1936, the struggles of the Second World War and then the gyrations of the Cold War, wrapping up with the transition to the very differen...t post-Cold War world of the 1990s. It is a story of politics, of aircraft, and especially of people - of the everyday New Zealanders who fought the Second World War, who served with the RNZAF and the RAF, then and later; and who found strengths in themselves that, perhaps, they did not know they had"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780908318261
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series New Zealand Military
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              Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill

              Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (Hardback)

              Edited by Seaford, Richard; Wilkins, John; Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $201.99
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              Selfhood and the Soul is a collection of original essays in honour of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter. The contributions cover a wide range of approaches and topics, but all are committed to examining central issues about the ex...perience of being a person and the question of how best to live.
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              ISBN 9780198777250
              Released NZ 16 Mar 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The History of Hawke's Bay
                

              The History of Hawke's Bay (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $95.99
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              Hawke's Bay has a remarkable history; like the rest of New Zealand's, short by world standards - for the place was first settled only in the thirteenth century - but filled with colour, life and adventure. This profusely illustrated book tells that story from its beginnings, thro...ugh the rumbustious nineteenth century when British settlers flooded into the region, on into the twentieth century of provincial life, and finally into the twenty-first with its lifestyles and new vision of district place.The history of Hawke's Bay is a story of people - colourful characters whose lives lent such depth to Hawke's Bay's world. And it is a story of hope in adversity, of ambition, of recovery from disaster, and of success despite all the odds.This revised and updated second edition includes new photographs, further details and additional maps and material.
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              ISBN 9780908318247
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Man of Secrets: The Private Life of Donald McLean
               

              Man of Secrets: The Private Life of Donald McLean (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $40.00
              • $30.00
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              • Temporarily out of stock

              "The hard-tempered Scot whose policies shaped New Zealand's colonial-age race relations, and gave rise to grievances that echo into the twenty-first century. The government official who used his position to get land for his personal ventures, and provoked war between Maori along ...the way. The man who, rumour insists, used his power as our Minister of Defence to order the shooting of his own illegitimate son, the right-hand man of religious leader Te Kooti"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143572213
              Published NZ 28 Jan 2015
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Ion, Helen, Orestes
               

              Ion, Helen, Orestes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Euripides; Translated by Arnson Svarlien, Diane; Introduction and notes by Wright, Matthew

              An acclaimed translator of Euripidean tragedy in its earlier and more familiar modes, Diane Arnson Svarlien now turns to three plays that showcase the special qualities of Euripides' late dramatic art. Like her earlier volumes, Ion, Helen, Orestes offers modern, accurate, accessi...ble, and stageworthy versions that preserve the metrical and musical form of the originals. Matthew Wright's Introduction and notes offer illuminating guidance to first-time readers of Euripides, while pointing up the appeal of this distinctive grouping of plays.
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              ISBN 9781624664809
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2016
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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