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            Towards the Mountain: A Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on from Erebus
             

            Towards the Mountain: A Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on from Erebus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Myles, Sarah

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            On 28 November 1979 an Air New Zealand plane crashed into the lower slopes of Mount Erebus in broad daylight while on a sight-seeing trip to Antarctica, killing all 257 souls on board. This was New Zealand's greatest peacetime tragedy. Not only was the crash deeply shocking for o...ur small country (it is said that everyone knew of someone on board) but the legal and political aftermath wreaked its own trail of debris. The poor conduct of airline management in the months that followed the crash was described as 'a litany of lies' by a Royal Commission of Inquiry who found the airline at fault rather than the pilots. In the aftermath, the stories of the families involved were forgotten, until now. Sarah Myles has researched extensively into the recovery and identification process that brought her grandfather and so many others home. She weaves through this her family's traumatic experiences and her own memories of that time, discussing the legacy of grief and the possibility of hope.
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            ISBN 9781988547268
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            A Long Petal of the Sea
             

            A Long Petal of the Sea (Hardback)

            By Allende, Isabel

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            • Pub Date
              21 Jan 20

            That September 2, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe. Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever change...d. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser Bruguera, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile. When opportunity to seek refuge in Chile arises, they take it, boarding a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to the promised `long petal of sea and wine and snow' over the seas. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world. A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.
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            ISBN 9781526615909
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi
              

            Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi (Paperback)

            Illustrated by Morris, Toby; By Calman, Ross; Derby, Mark; Translated by Walker, Piripi

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            Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi is a reorua (bilingual) graphic novel that takes a fresh and innovative look at our founding treaty. The book reflects current scholarship and has been reviewed by some of Aotearoa's foremost Te Tiriti o Waitangi experts.

            ISBN 9780473470654
            Published NZ 13 Jun 2019
            Publisher Lift Education
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            Language (English & Te Reo)
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            Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand
              

            Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Bishop, Catherine

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            In this fascinating and entertaining book, award-winning historian Dr Catherine Bishop showcases many of the individual businesswomen whose efforts, collectively, contributed so much to the making of urban life in New Zealand.

            ISBN 9781988531762
            Published NZ 30 Sep 2019
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Going by Train: The Complete New Zealand Railways Story
             

            Going by Train: The Complete New Zealand Railways Story (Hardback)

            By Hutchins, Graham

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            Railways played a pivotal part in the development of New Zealand's economy, towns and cities, and helped shape a distinctive culture. This is a comprehensive, highly readable account of our railways story, from the earliest days of the colony, through rail's growth and golden day...s, slow decline and recent resurgence.
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            ISBN 9781775593553
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

            Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Glenconner, Anne

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            The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with ...the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her.
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            ISBN 9781529359077
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            From Taranto to Trieste
             

            From Taranto to Trieste (Paperback)

            By Mallinson, Jennifer

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            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 ab...out 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.
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            ISBN 9780994136060
            Published NZ 31 Oct 2019
            Publisher Fraser Books
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            Te Hahi Mihinare | The Maori Anglican Church
              

            Te Hahi Mihinare | The Maori Anglican Church (Paperback)

            By Kaa, Hirini

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              10 Apr 20

            This ground-breaking book explores the birth, growth, struggles and ongoing life of Te Hahi Mihinare - the Maori Anglican Church.

            ISBN 9780947518752
            Published NZ 10 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            The Dark Island: Leprosy in New Zealand and the Quail Island Colony
             

            The Dark Island: Leprosy in New Zealand and the Quail Island Colony (Paperback)

            By Kingsbury, Benjamin

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            From 1906 to 1925 Quail Island was the site of New Zealand's leprosy colony. It was a place that some people wanted to forget, but its stories are worth remembering: among them are stories of remarkable generosity and selfessness, as well as of violence and great suffering.

            ISBN 9781988545981
            Published NZ 4 Oct 2019
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Cre che Case
              

            A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Cre che Case (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Hood, Lynley

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            Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand's most high-profile criminal cases - a story of child sexual abuse allegations, gender politics and the law. In detailing the events of the 1990s that led up to and surrounded the allega...tions made against several staff of the Christchurch Civic Creche, author Lynley Hood shows how and why such a case could happen. A City Possessed won the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction at the 2002 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Her penetrating analysis of the social and legal processes by which the conviction of Peter Ellis was obtained, and repeatedly upheld, raises major issues for our justice system and the way we see ourselves. Peter Ellis served seven years of a 10-year jail sentence for abusing seven children at the Christchurch Civic Creche. He has always maintained his innocence, and has gained widespread support for what many see as a miscarriage of justice. This paperback edition comes at a time when Peter Ellis and the Christchurch Civic Creche case have returned to public attention. In July 2019, a terminally ill Ellis was granted a final appeal to the Supreme Court, scheduled for November 2019.
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            ISBN 9781988531854
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Otago University Press
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