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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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              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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              The New Zealand Wars
                

              The New Zealand Wars (Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $29.99
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              • Pub Date
                7 Jul 21

              * The most concise, grounded guide to the New Zealand wars * Written by well-respected historian and author of over 60 books * Fifth title in The NZ Series, for a general readership, and tailored to new NZ history curriculum

              ISBN 9780947506933
              Published NZ 7 Jul 2021
              Publisher Oratia Media
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The NZ Series
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              Freyberg: A Life's Journey
               

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

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $45.00
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              * 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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              The History of Hawke's Bay
                

              The History of Hawke's Bay (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $95.99
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              Hawke's Bay has a remarkable history; like the rest of New Zealand's, short by world standards - for the place was first settled only in the thirteenth century - but filled with colour, life and adventure. This profusely illustrated book tells that story from its beginnings, thro...ugh the rumbustious nineteenth century when British settlers flooded into the region, on into the twentieth century of provincial life, and finally into the twenty-first with its lifestyles and new vision of district place.The history of Hawke's Bay is a story of people - colourful characters whose lives lent such depth to Hawke's Bay's world. And it is a story of hope in adversity, of ambition, of recovery from disaster, and of success despite all the odds.This revised and updated second edition includes new photographs, further details and additional maps and material.
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              ISBN 9780908318247
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill

              Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (Hardback)

              Edited by Seaford, Richard; Wilkins, John; Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $201.99
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              Selfhood and the Soul is a collection of original essays in honour of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter. The contributions cover a wide range of approaches and topics, but all are committed to examining central issues about the ex...perience of being a person and the question of how best to live.
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              ISBN 9780198777250
              Released NZ 16 Mar 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Man of Secrets: The Private Life of Donald McLean
               

              Man of Secrets: The Private Life of Donald McLean (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $40.00
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              "The hard-tempered Scot whose policies shaped New Zealand's colonial-age race relations, and gave rise to grievances that echo into the twenty-first century. The government official who used his position to get land for his personal ventures, and provoked war between Maori along ...the way. The man who, rumour insists, used his power as our Minister of Defence to order the shooting of his own illegitimate son, the right-hand man of religious leader Te Kooti"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143572213
              Published NZ 28 Jan 2015
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Seasick Steve: Tales of a Travellin' Man
               

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

              By Wright, Matthew

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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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              Simply Scheme: Introducing Computer Science
               

              Simply Scheme: Introducing Computer Science (Hardback, second edition)

              By Harvey, Brian; Wright, Matthew

              This introduction to computer science/programming in Scheme allows the student to experience the computer as a tool for expressing ideas, not as a set of mathematical obstacles. This goal is supported by the use of Scheme, a modern dialect of Lisp, designed to emphasize symbolic ...programming.
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              ISBN 9780262082815
              Released NZ 15 Aug 1999
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series The MIT Press
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              The Division Trilogy: The Second New Zealand Division 1940-45
                

              The Division Trilogy: The Second New Zealand Division 1940-45 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Combined volume)

              By Wright, Matthew

              • RRP: $109.99
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              This omnibus volume brings 'Battle for Crete', 'Desert Duel' and 'Italian Odyssey' together in one binding - a trilogy that traces the story of the Second New Zealand Division during the Second World War. Their journey took them from Greece and Crete to Egypt, the Western Desert,... Libya and Tunisia. And then, with the Eighth Army, they landed in Italy, fighting in the bitter siege of Cassino, but ending their war with a flourish in the race to Trieste, where the New Zealanders were in the first confrontation of the Cold War. 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 - so much better than the standard military histories. - Graeme Hunt, The National Business Review, 17 October 2003.
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              ISBN 9780908318193
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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