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              Freyberg: A Life's Journey
                

              Freyberg: A Life's Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $45.00
              • $40.50
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              • Pub Date
                6 Oct 20

              * The first biography to focus fully on Freyberg as a man * Reveals the reality behind the myth of this complex individual * Fast-paced, tightly edited story with photo section Freyberg: A Life's Journey is the most accessible biography on 'Tiny' Freyberg yet, with numerous black... and white photos.
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              ISBN 9780947506728
              Published NZ 6 Oct 2020
              Publisher Oratia Media
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past
                

              Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              New Zealand's Pakeha origin as a bolt-hole for convicts escaping Australia, a place where former convicts joined whaling and sealing gangs, and where sea captains thumbed their noses at the law, has been quietly forgotten.

              ISBN 9780143567646
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Guns and Utu: A Short History of the Musket Wars
                

              Guns and Utu: A Short History of the Musket Wars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $54.00
              • $54.00
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              In Guns and Utu, popular historian Matthew Wright disputes the many mythologies of these wars, examining some of the whys and wherefores of this generation-long culture collision.

              ISBN 9780143565659
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2011
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Availability
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              New Zealand on the Move: 100 Kiwi Transport Icons
                

              New Zealand on the Move: 100 Kiwi Transport Icons (Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              In this lively, well researched and affectionate survey of 100 'vehicles' of all descriptions, historian Matthew Wright takes us on a trip down memory lane, reacquainting us with the way we used to get around.

              ISBN 9781869794521
              Published NZ 12 Aug 2011
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Kiwi Air Power: A history of the RNZAF to the end of the Cold War
                

              Kiwi Air Power: A history of the RNZAF to the end of the Cold War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $68.99
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              "This is the story of New Zealand's military aviation from its modest beginnings in 1914 to the formation of the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1936, the struggles of the Second World War and then the gyrations of the Cold War, wrapping up with the transition to the very differen...t post-Cold War world of the 1990s. It is a story of politics, of aircraft, and especially of people - of the everyday New Zealanders who fought the Second World War, who served with the RNZAF and the RAF, then and later; and who found strengths in themselves that, perhaps, they did not know they had"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780908318261
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series New Zealand Military
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              Old South: Life and Times in the Nineteenth-century Mainland
               

              Old South: Life and Times in the Nineteenth-century Mainland (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              A lively new illustrated history of the South Island by Matthew Wright, Old South tells a story of triumphs, tragedies and earnest hopes.

              ISBN 9780143006510
              Published NZ 31 Aug 2009
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Two Peoples, One Land
                

              Two Peoples, One Land (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Wright, Matthew

              An exploration of cultural miscommunication and the impact of Maori & European society on each other. This is the first highly illustrated volume to detail the events and personalities who gave shape to the conflicts during the period of the 'Maori Wars'. Matthew Wright is a prof...essional historian. His previous books include histories of hte RNZAF, the RNZN and the battle of Crete.
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              ISBN 9780790010649
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2006
              Publisher Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
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              Seasick Steve: Tales of a Travellin' Man
               

              Seasick Steve: Tales of a Travellin' Man (Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $29.50
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              Larger than life, and a legend in his own lifetime - an incredible true story, told in this, the first full biography of Seasick Steve.

              ISBN 9781784189884
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2016
              Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Euripides' Escape-Tragedies: A Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians
               

              Euripides' Escape-Tragedies: A Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians (Hardback, New title)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $444.00
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              A critical study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen , Andromeda and Iphigenia among the Taurians . This book presents a different interpretation of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy. This book offers a different approach to Euripides, and to t...he tragic genre as a whole.
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              ISBN 9780199274512
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2005
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Italian Odyssey: The Second New Zealand Division in Italy 1943-45
                

              Italian Odyssey: The Second New Zealand Division in Italy 1943-45 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $68.99
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              Wright is one who has been able to place himself within the culture and sense the history...This new book is a worthy contribution to our understanding... - Frank Glen, 'The Southland Times', 14 June 2003. Author Matthew Wright... has brought the Italian campaign alive. The book ...is as important as it is highly readable
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              ISBN 9780908318186
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series New Zealand Military Series
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