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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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            Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860
             

            Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860 (Paperback)

            By Smith, Ian

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            Introducing general readers to New Zealand archaeology, Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World tells the story of the first European encounters with a new land. This is a fascinating approach to history through material culture, documenting a period of dramatic change in these South... Pacific islands.
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            ISBN 9780947492489
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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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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            The 100 days That Mapped a Nation: A Commemorative Edition of Captain James Cook's Voyages to New Zealand and the South Pacific
             

            The 100 days That Mapped a Nation: A Commemorative Edition of Captain James Cook's Voyages to New Zealand and the South Pacific (Hardback)

            By Lay, Graeme

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            One Hundred Days that Mapped a Nation marks this historic occasion by looking at Cook's intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that were unprecedented for the time and had such far-reaching consequences.

            ISBN 9781869665128
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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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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            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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            First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand
             

            First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand (Hardback)

            By Duder, Tessa; Illustrated by Elliot, David

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            "The story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, lavishly produced and richly illustrated. Since it was published by the Admiralty in 1816, James Cook's chart of New Zealand has long been regarded as one of the most extraordinary achievements in the history of cartograp...hy. First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand tells the human story behind the creation of Cook's famous chart, following the progress of his six-month circumnavigation of New Zealand and piecing the map together as the narrative on H.M.B. Endeavour unfolds. It is a story of courage, dogged perseverance and Cook's extraordinary skills as both cartographer and seafarer. Scenes from Tessa Duder's evocative text are beautifully recreated by award-winning illustrator David Elliot in this exquisite large format edition. Published to coincide with the Tuia - Encounters 250 commemoration of James Cook's 1769-70 journey around New Zealand"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775540946
            Published NZ 19 Aug 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            BLOOD OF THE FLAX
             

            BLOOD OF THE FLAX (Paperback)

            By Caird, Ray

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            Toto O Te Harakeke explores the most important plant-human relationship in the history of Aotearoa. This beautiful, illustrated coffee table book takes us on a poetic personal journey from ancient Gondwanaland to the fashion catwalks of New York. The result, with whanau boom and ...bust, is a playful and stunning celebration of the Harakeke.
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            ISBN 9780473485184
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher The Copy Press
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            Those Were The Days: Memories of Venison Recovery
             

            Those Were The Days: Memories of Venison Recovery (Paperback)

            By Conroy, Brian

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            Join me, veteran of the early venison recovery days, as I take you on many a journey - some hilarious, some tragic, but above all, stories of adrenalin-filled adventures. In my opinion, these were the good old days. It was the era before cellphones, PLBs, GPSs, etc, just good ol'... common sense.
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            ISBN 9780473506728
            Published NZ 28 Nov 2019
            Publisher The Copy Press
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            Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

            Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback, None ed.)

            By Pascoe, Bruce

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            `Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated hum...an occupation.' Judges for 2016 NSW Premier's Literary AwardsDark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence is Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. Bruce's comments on his book compared to Gammage's: My book is about food production, housing construction and clothing whereas Gammage was interested in the appearance of the country at contact. [Gammage] doesn't contest hunter gatherer labels either, whereas that is at the centre of my argument.
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            ISBN 9781921248016
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher Magabala Books
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