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Today in New Zealand History (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

By Atkinson, Neill
By Green, David
By Phipps, Gareth
By Watters, Steve

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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, o...r perhaps controversy. Some dates hold a sombre or sinister place in the nation's collective memory: 15 March (the Christchurch mosque attacks), 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, fully updated.
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ISBN 9781775594284
Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Format Paperback, 3rd Revised edition
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ISBN-13 9781775594284
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Imprint Exisle Publishing
Published 1 Feb 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, 3rd Revised edition
Edition 3rd Revised edition
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
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 280mm
Dewey Code 993
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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