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              Black Flu 1918: The story of New Zealand's worst public health disaster
               

              Black Flu 1918: The story of New Zealand's worst public health disaster (Paperback, None ed.)

              By Rice, Geoffrey

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              The influenza pandemic of 1918 was New Zealand's worst-ever public health disaster. In the space of about 6 weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. This book shows how we coped back in 1918 and the lessons learned that may still be useful today. It is an inspiri...ng and fascinating story that all New Zealanders need to know.
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              ISBN 9781927145951
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
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              Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy
                

              Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy (Hardback)

              By McDowall, R. M.

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              This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori.

              ISBN 9781877257865
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2011
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity: Vol. 1: Kingdom Animalia-Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia
               

              New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity: Vol. 1: Kingdom Animalia-Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia (Hardback)

              Edited by Gordon, Dennis P.

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              This volume is the first of three that provides a complete review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity.

              ISBN 9781877257728
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Sleepwalking in Antarctica: and Other Poems
                

              Sleepwalking in Antarctica: and Other Poems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marshall, Owen

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              This fine new collection of poetry, Owen Marshall's second, is rich in the themes and preoccupations that have made his short stories and novels so admired.

              ISBN 9781877257896
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2010
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Quake Year
                

              Quake Year (Paperback)

              By Farrell, Fiona; Other Nicholas, Juliet

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              It was interesting what people in the checkout line were buying: it was all comfort food. The man in front of me had eggs, bacon, cigarettes, beer. And here we were buying pink buns. No one was buying sensible emergency rations like baked beans..." "It was just the most wonderful... feeling. A sense of hope, like a weed growing out of a crack. Just sitting in the sun listening to beautiful classical music amidst all the devastation..." Everyone in Christchurch has their own story of the quakes. There are heroic and brave stories related to the events themselves, and also longer narratives of endurance over 18 months of aftershocks. No one will ever forget this year. In The Quake Year acclaimed author Fiona Farrell interviews people trying to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times. Their stories are moving, poignant, revealing and healing. This unique book takes the reader beyond the physical damage straight into the hearts of survivors, in stories that will touch a chord with every reader. Fiona's text is enhanced by beautiful photographs by acclaimed photographer Juliet Nicholas.
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              ISBN 9781927145296
              Published NZ 9 May 2012
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
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              Coal and the Coast
                

              Coal and the Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Maunder, Paul

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              "The bodies of 29 men are still entombed in the collapsed Pike River mine, more than a year after the tragic explosion and fire of 19 November 2010. What do their deaths mean for workplace health and safety? Is there a future for coalmining in this era of climate change? How has ...the Coast changed from the centre of radicalism it represented in the early 20th century? What is the way forward for a region that has felt betrayed by a succession of political decisions and developments over several decades? Playwright and film director Paul Maunder lives in Blackball, and was one of the first emergency respondents to Pike River, within minutes of the first explosion. He kept a diary, and has since been talking to locals and reflecting on the big issues at stake."--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9781927145265
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2012
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              Huts
                

              Huts (Paperback)

              By Pickering, Mark

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              Huts: Untold stories from back-country New Zealand is a celebration of the endurance of these huts and the men who built and lived in them. It is a fascinating look at the place of these iconic dwellings in New Zealand's social and mountain history.

              ISBN 9781877257919
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2010
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              New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 3
                 

              New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 3 (Hardback)

              By Gordon, Dennis P.

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              This volume is the third in the trilogy that provides a review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving more than 220 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together..., the three volumes list every one of almost 55,000 known species of New Zealand's animals, plants, and micro-organisms. These volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, and international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all described species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online biological telephone directory.
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              ISBN 9781927145050
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2012
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Letters to Grace: Writing Home from Colonial New Zealand
                

              Letters to Grace: Writing Home from Colonial New Zealand (Paperback, annotated edition)

              Edited by Foster, Kate; Garner, Jean

              This remarkable collection of letters provides a rare female perspective on life in colonial Canterbury, when letter writing was the only way to keep a close relationship with family members on the other side of the world.

              ISBN 9781877257988
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2011
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
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              CSA: The Radical, the Reactionary and the Canterbury Society of Arts 1880-1996
                

              CSA: The Radical, the Reactionary and the Canterbury Society of Arts 1880-1996 (Hardback)

              By Feeney, Warren

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              The Canterbury Society of Arts (CSA) dominated the cultural life of Canterbury for nearly a century, playing a vital role in the development of New Zealand art, and this book presents both the society's history its contributions to the art world. Where art societies are often ass...umed to be conservative and reactionary institutions that failed to nurture the work of younger or more radical artists, this fascinating history reveals a different story. Formed in 1880 by European settlers, the CSA emerged from the start as a progressive art organization that had, over its lifetime, a total of 2259 working members. Directors and committees came and went, numerous obstacles and controversies were encountered, yet the CSA secured Christchurch's reputation as the artistic capital of New Zealand in the middle years of the 20th century.
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              ISBN 9781877257940
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2011
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
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