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Today in New Zealand History

Today in New Zealand History

By the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Alexander Turnbull Library, this glorious, fully illustrated discovery of New Zealand's key times brings history to life. Each day of the year features a story ranging from the nation-forming to the quirky. Born on this Day boxes s... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775593003
Barcode 9781775593003
Published 1 October 2017 by Exisle Publishing
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Atkinson, Neill
By Green, David
By Phipps, Gareth
By Watters, Steve
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ISBN-13 9781775593003
ISBN-10 1775593002
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Imprint Exisle Publishing
Publication Date 1 October 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Atkinson, Neill
By Green, David
By Phipps, Gareth
By Watters, Steve
Category Popular Culture
Australasian & Pacific History
Places & Peoples: General Interest
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text People & Places: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 280mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 752638

Description of this Book

Dates matter, and they are often a starting point for our engagement with history. For most New Zealanders, days like 6 February or 25 April are laden with significance. They are recognised as markers of important moments in our past; they inspire pride, connection, reflection, or perhaps controversy. Some dates hold a sombre or sinister place in the nation's collective memory: 22 February (the second Canterbury earthquake), 12 October (Passchendaele) or 24 December (Tangiwai). Others highlight more uplifting moments, like Rutherford's Nobel Prize (10 December 1908), Hillary's ascent of Everest (29 May 1953) or New Zealand's golden hour at the Rome Olympics (2 September 1960). This book presents a series of snapshots of New Zealand historical events organised by date, from 1 January to 31 December. They range from dramatic headline moments to the hopefully less familiar and sometimes downright quirky - from Jockey Y-fronts (16 March 1940) and a Nazi sabotage hoax (29 March 1942) to the Greymouth beer boycott (29 September 1947) and a parachuting Santa (20 November 1937). A timeline lists some of the key moments and events that have helped shape the course of New Zealand's political and constitutional development, while Born on this Day boxes scattered throughout the text provide brief biographical details on almost 100 figures of significance to New Zealand history.

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Author's Bio

Historian David Green is particularly interested in NZ race relations and sporting history. Neill Atkinson is Chief Historian at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Gareth Phipps works on the NZHistory, Te Ara and Vietnam War websites. Steve Watters leads numerous educational initiatives in schools.

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