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              Evolving Auckland
                

              Evolving Auckland (Paperback)

              Edited by La Roche, John

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              It is easy to understand why Auckland has the largest population of any region in the country. It is blessed with two very sheltered harbours and probably the mildest climate in New Zealand. Auckland has become the commercial capital of New Zealand, but this hasn't happened witho...ut the innovation and initiatives provided by the engineering profession. Engineers have been charged with making things, building our infrastructure and keeping it going in the face of rapidly increasing population growth. The basics like water supply, drainage and power supplies are essential, as are the harbour facilities, telecommunications, roads, railways, bridges and airports. The development of these facilities since 1840, the difficulties, political controversies and heartbreaks are described in this book by engineers who have been responsible for building our many and varied facilities. The largest industrial complex in New Zealand is situated not far from Auckland. Sir John Ingram, Managing Director of New Zealand Steel through the very difficult period when the imported plant failed to produce steel from our ironsands, tells his story. It wasn't until three bright young New Zealand graduates, through trials and analytical analysis got to grips with the problems and changed many of the processes, that quality steel was finally produced. New Zealand Steel producing steel from ironsands, is now one of the most efficient steel plants in the world and a major export earner for the country. Read these stories and more in this book.
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              ISBN 9781927167038
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2011
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              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Mellons Bay
               

              Mellons Bay (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Singleton, Suzanne

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              A story of hope and loss, of family life and adaptation set in colonial Auckland. The novel focuses on the Fencibles, a group of pensioner soldiers, many of them Irish, who settled in Howick. It is a fictionalized tale of the author's great-great-grandparents.

              ISBN 9781927167410
              Published NZ 7 May 2020
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              Guts & Grace: Christchurch City Mission a History
               

              Guts & Grace: Christchurch City Mission a History (Paperback)

              By Haworth, Geoffrey M. R.

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              Guts and Grace written by Geoff Haworth,tells the story of how the Mission was founded in 1929 and how it has developed. Initially, it had one city missioner, and rented premises. Today, it has over 70 staff, hundreds of volunteers, and a fine headquarters building completed afte...r the Canterbury earthquakes.
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              ISBN 9781927167403
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2019
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              For King and Country, For: Four Brothers Four Crosses A New Zealand Story
               

              For King and Country, For: Four Brothers Four Crosses A New Zealand Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Vennell, Jock

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              The story of the four Christophers Brothers who were all killed in World War I leads to a more general discussion of the devasting effect of World War I on New Zealand

              ISBN 9781927167397
              Published NZ 30 Sep 2019
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              Alone in the Tasman, Alone: Tony Allan;s Trus Story of Survival at Sea
               

              Alone in the Tasman, Alone: Tony Allan;s Trus Story of Survival at Sea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hill, Les

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              Tony Allan's trimaran sank on his return solo voyage from Australia in the middle of the Tasman Sea. What followed were 20 days of incredible challenges as he sought to survive the alone in a small life raft with only limited supplies.

              ISBN 9781927167359
              Published NZ 1 May 2018
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              the Undone Years
               

              the Undone Years (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Haworth, Jennifer

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              The Great War to end all wars has recently ended and Caroline Allen, a young arts student, senses a chance of freedom, of escape from the rigid expectations of her family. While she is nursing her mother, who is ill with Spanish Flu, she is invited by a friend, Judy Wilson, to tr...avel to Paris.
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              ISBN 9780958292320
              Published NZ 25 May 2010
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              The Witzke Woman
               

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              By Marriott, Allan

              Juliana Witzke, the mother of Len Coley who features in Mud Beneath My Boots, is the heroine of this novel which gradually knits together the trauma of her early years with her last ones. In 1876, nine year old Juliana Witzke arrives in New Zealand from Poland on a German immigra...nt ship. She is quarantined on Somes Island before landing in Wellington. Juliana is lonely as her beloved mother has not travelled with her. From her mother she has acquired a great love of Poland and its history and poetry. It is this that sustains her through her losses. And as a child, Juliana dreams of climbing the stairs and influencing the world a little. At the end of World War II, Juliana Collins, now elderly, is desperate to keep her links with her homeland. Its devastation through two world wars fuels her dreams to return. Despite 70 years in New Zealand she has never lost her love of Poland. Confined to hospital, Juliana plans for at least something of herself to return there. As an adult, Juliana is belittled because of her passion for Poland and its poetry. But she refuses to be a 'common Polish sparrow'. She holds on proudly to her heritage, uncovers a reason for an imagined link with the Polish resistance and discovers how close she can come to killing. Juliana finds friendship and support from two very different women friends and two of her younger sons, especially Len, the war veteran and her special confidante in the last days of her life. The Witzke Woman is an historical journey through which strength faces betrayal, passion meets prejudice, and hope lies among promises. It draws on events from opposite sides of the world as it brings Poland into a New Zealand landscape.
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              ISBN 9781927167168
              Published NZ 28 Jun 2014
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              a Sacrificial Pawn
               

              a Sacrificial Pawn (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jackson, Peter R.

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              A memoir that tells the amazing story of Peter's experiences in World War II, when he was captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore. Now over 90 years old, Peter tells the incredible story of his survival.

              ISBN 9780958292399
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2011
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              John and Charles Enys, John: Castle Hill Runholders 1864-1891: 2017: Title
               

              John and Charles Enys, John: Castle Hill Runholders 1864-1891: 2017: Title (Paperback)

              By Abrahamson, Jenny

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              The book recreates through letters painting and description the life of John and Charles Enys, two early Canterbury pioneer runholders in the Castle Hill area. The book is lavishly illustrated with painting by Charles Enys, historic photos and modern photos of the area taken by J...ohn O'Malley
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              ISBN 9781927167311
              Published NZ 30 Aug 2017
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              Freedom to Dance: The Story of Creative Dance Pioneer Boukje van Zon
               

              Freedom to Dance: The Story of Creative Dance Pioneer Boukje van Zon (Paperback)

              By Simon, Dagmar; Horsley, Francesca; Thorburn, Raewyn

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              Freedom to Dance is the story of a remarkable Dutch dance teacher, Boukje van Zon, whose influence is still felt throughout New Zealand more than 50 years after starting Van Zon School of Creative Dancing in West Auckland. As a teenager in Friesland, the Netherlands, Boukje disco...vered that dance and movement could reach deep into a person's being and bring about personal growth. She was part of a European movement where pre-conceived ways of thinking in arts and teaching were being overturned. Boukje brought these innovations with her when she migrated to New Zealand with husband Maurice in the 1950s. From her new home in Titirangi, she established a dance school with a difference. Children did not begin with steps, rather they explored the freedom of movement. Soon their mothers asked for a class of their own so they could explore space, time and movement; then as her reputation spread, adult students established a performance group and produced avant garde works. And so the Van Zon School of Creative Dancing expanded exponentially across Auckland. Boukje was ahead of her time. She embraced all realms of the dance voice and drew out and nurtured the creative impulses of each student. She was also part of her time and rode the crest of social change that was transforming New Zealand from a deeply conservative society to a liberal, open one. Boukje's story embraces the turbulence of 20th century political conflict, nationhood, cultural identity and creative endeavour. It offers snapshots of Europe in the 1930s and 1940s, and New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s as seen through the lens of a Dutch migrant. Freedom to Dance explores a time and place through the creative lens of a woman of her time, whose voice transcends time.
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              ISBN 9781927167274
              Published NZ 3 Jun 2016
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