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            Down South: In Search of the Great Southern Land
             

            Down South: In Search of the Great Southern Land (Hardback)

            By Ansley, Bruce

            • RRP: $49.99
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            In Down South, writer Bruce Ansley goes on a journey of rediscovery, back to his beloved South Island. From Curio Bay in Southland to Totaranui in Golden Bay, this is both a provocative history and a vast expedition across the land once known as Middle Island, as Ansley visits th...e places and people who hold the clues to the South's famous character. Not so very long ago, the South Island had most of New Zealand's people and just about all of the money. Gold miners found fortunes in the hills and rivers, sheep barons bestrode mountains, valleys and plains. Wealthy southerners ruled the embryonic government. Where now lies the South Island's golden fleece? And what is its future? Bruce Ansley has spent much of his life in the South Island. He was raised in New Brighton, Christchurch, and has lived in Dunedin, Christchurch, the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay. He has grown up with the south's people, its cities, towns, rivers, mountains, rivers, bush and plains. He has picked tobacco in Motueka, been a commercial fisherman in Fiordland and a deer farmer on Banks Peninsula. He has worked in radio, television and newspapers there and for almost quarter of a century was the Christchurch-based writer for the NZ Listener magazine. As a writer, tramper and traveller, and being professionally nosey, he has poked into many corners of the island, although nowhere near all of them: He finds the south and its people endlessly fascinating. There's always something new, or fresh, or interesting, or just reassuring to discover. He now lives on Waiheke Island to be close to his family, but his heart remains in the south.
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            ISBN 9781775541172
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Gangland: New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime
              

            Gangland: New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Savage, Jared

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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            Inside New Zealand's underworld of Organised Crime

            ISBN 9781775541622
            Published NZ 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Illustrated History
              

            The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Illustrated History (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Orange, Claudia

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            • Pub Date
              8 Dec 20

            The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a fully revised and updated edition of An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi, including new material. It brings the Treaty's history to life with a richly informative narrative and a wonderful range of photographs, maps ...and illustrations (now in full colour).
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            ISBN 9781988587189
            Published NZ 8 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            The Forgotten Wars: Why the Musket Wars Matter Today
             

            The Forgotten Wars: Why the Musket Wars Matter Today (Paperback)

            By Crosby, Ron

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            * Long-awaited short and reorganised version of The Musket Wars * Brilliantly written and clearly explained, with fact boxes * Detailed maps and plentiful illustrations Ron Crosby brilliantly rewrites his seminal The Musket Wars on a thematic basis, simplifying it to a concise wo...rk full of maps and illustrations for the general reader.
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            ISBN 9780947506797
            Published NZ 14 Oct 2020
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            Alchemy and Rose: A sweeping new novel from the author of The House Between Tides, the Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year
              

            Alchemy and Rose: A sweeping new novel from the author of The House Between Tides, the Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maine, Sarah

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            • Pub Date
              12 Jan 21

            A beautiful and evocative historical novel that takes the reader to the west coast of New Zealand, Scotland and Melbourne in the 1870s

            ISBN 9781529384994
            Released NZ 12 Jan 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            He Pukapuka Tataku I Nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui: A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha
             

            He Pukapuka Tataku I Nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui: A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha (Hardback)

            Translated by Calman, Ross; By Rauparaha, Tamihana te

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            A biography of Te Rauparaha by his son Tamihana, published for the first time in a bilingual Maori/English edition.

            ISBN 9781869409203
            Published NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Story of a Treaty
              

            The Story of a Treaty (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Orange, Claudia

            • RRP: $29.99
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            In constant use for over twenty years, a new generation will benefit from this long-awaited new edition of New Zealands most accessible introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi. Popular with students and general readers, this lively short history is drawn from Claudia Oranges exten...sive and award-winning writing about this key document. New material brings the narrative up to date, while a richer range of illustrations and full-colour design ensures The Story of a Treaty will remain an authoritative introduction into the future.
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            ISBN 9781927131442
            Published NZ 15 Feb 2013
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand
             

            The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Moon, Paul

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            One of the British Empire's most troubling colonial exports in the 19th-century, James Busby is known as the father of the Australian wine industry, the author of New Zealand's Declaration of Independence and a central figure in the early history of independent New Zealand as its... British Resident from 1833 to 1840. Officially the man on the ground for the British government in the volatile society of New Zealand in the 1830s, Busby endeavoured to create his own parliament and act independently of his superiors in London. This put him on a collision course with the British Government, and ultimately destroyed his career. With a reputation as an inept, conceited and increasingly embittered person, this caricature of Busby's character has slipped into the historical bloodstream where it remains to the present day. This book draws on an extensive range of previously-unused archival records to reconstruct Busby's life in much more intimate form, and exposes the back-room plotting that ultimately destroyed his plans for New Zealand. It will alter the way that Britain's colonisation of New Zealand is understood, and will leave readers with an appreciation of how individuals, more than policies, shaped the Empire and its rule.
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            ISBN 9781350116658
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Great Kiwi Lockdown
             

            The Great Kiwi Lockdown (Paperback)

            By Condon, Alison; Producer Mann, Dave

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            Paki the kiwi tells the story of a strange new virus the is sweeping around the world. Life in Aotearoa New Zealand is about to change as the country unites to fight the virus in our good old Kiwi way.

            ISBN 9780994139665
            Published NZ 7 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Chronicles of Paki - Junior Series
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            When We Dead Awaken: Australia, New Zealand, and the Armenian Genocide
              

            When We Dead Awaken: Australia, New Zealand, and the Armenian Genocide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robins, James

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            • Pub Date
              10 Dec 20

            On April 24th 1915 Armenian intellectuals of the Ottoman Empire were arrested en masse marking the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. The following day, April 25th 1915, saw the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landing at Gallipoli. This book draws the connections between t...hese two landmark historical events: the genocide of the minority Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire and the Anzac soldiers who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. Through eye witness accounts of Anzac soldiers witnessing the genocide, to a history of the Australasian involvement in the international Armenian relief campaign, and enduring discussions around genocide recognition, James Robins explores the international political implications that this unexplored history still has today.
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            ISBN 9780755600311
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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