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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 2 July 2012 by 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 12 August 2011 by Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Guns and Utu: A Short History of the Musket Wars
                

              Guns and Utu: A Short History of the Musket Wars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

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              In Guns and Utu, popular historian Matthew Wright disputes the many mythologies of these wars, examining some of the whys and wherefores of this generation-long culture collision.

              ISBN 9780143565659
              Published 1 January 2011 by Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Pacific War: New Zealand and Japan 1941-45
                

              Pacific War: New Zealand and Japan 1941-45 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Wright, Matthew

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              In December 1941, Japan attacked the British Empire and the United States, turning the European war that had raged since 1939 into a global conflict. For a few desperate months during early 1942, the Kiwis faced crisis. Australia had its own threat to face. Britain was stretched ...

              ISBN 9780908318209
              Published 1 January 2018
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series New Zealand Military Series
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              Old South: Life and Times in the Nineteenth-century Mainland
               

              Old South: Life and Times in the Nineteenth-century Mainland (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              A lively new illustrated history of the South Island by Matthew Wright, Old South tells a story of triumphs, tragedies and earnest hopes.

              ISBN 9780143006510
              Published 31 August 2009 by Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Two Peoples, One Land
                

              Two Peoples, One Land (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Wright, Matthew

              An exploration of cultural miscommunication and the impact of Maori & European society on each other. This is the first highly illustrated volume to detail the events and personalities who gave shape to the conflicts during the period of the 'Maori Wars'. Matthew Wright is a prof ...

              ISBN 9780790010649
              Published 1 August 2006 by Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
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              The Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy (Volume 2): Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides
               

              The Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy (Volume 2): Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides (Hardback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $143.00
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              The surviving works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides have been familiar to readers and theatregoers for centuries; but these works are far outnumbered by their lost plays. Between them these authors wrote well over two hundred tragedies, the fragmentary remains of which are ...

              ISBN 9781474276467
              Published 10 January 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Italian Odyssey: The Second New Zealand Division in Italy 1943-45
                

              Italian Odyssey: The Second New Zealand Division in Italy 1943-45 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Wright, Matthew

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              Wright is one who has been able to place himself within the culture and sense the history...This new book is a worthy contribution to our understanding... - Frank Glen, 'The Southland Times', 14 June 2003. Author Matthew Wright... has brought the Italian campaign alive. The book ...

              ISBN 9780908318186
              Published 1 January 2018
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series New Zealand Military Series
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              New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front
               

              New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front (Paperback, Revised)

              By Wright, Matthew; Foreword by Pugsley, Christopher

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              New edition of "Shattered Glory", expanded and redesigned with foreword by eminent historian Christopher Pugsley.

              ISBN 9780947506193
              Published 6 April 2017 by Oratia Media
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              Britain's Last Battleships
                

              Britain's Last Battleships (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

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              Britain's last generation of battleships emerged in the 1930s to the backdrop of a fading Empire. Industrial production had fallen sharply since the First World War, and Britain's economic position was poor. These constraints shaped the nature of Britain's last battleships - a co ...

              ISBN 9780908318223
              Published 1 January 2018
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              Series Monograph
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