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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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              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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              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

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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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              Blue Water Kiwis: New Zealand's Naval Story 1870-2001
                

              Blue Water Kiwis: New Zealand's Naval Story 1870-2001 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

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              "In the summer of 1873, Auckland newspaper editor David Leckie insisted that Russian terrorists had taken over a British warship in Auckland harbour and held the town to ransom. It was a hoax, but the moment highlighted New Zealand's growing sense of vulnerability. So began New Z...ealand's naval story, which played out through the highs and lows of the twentieth century: from the First World War, when New Zealand naval forces and personnel fought from the North Sea to the Pacific, to the Second, when New Zealand's forces saw combat in most major theatres; and finally the Cold War. This book tells that story: a dramatic, exciting and ultimately human tale of people, politics, heroism and struggle over more than 130 tumultuous years"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780908318254
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series New Zealand Military
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              Ion, Helen, Orestes
               

              Ion, Helen, Orestes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Euripides; Translated by Arnson Svarlien, Diane; Introduction and notes by Wright, Matthew

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              An acclaimed translator of Euripidean tragedy in its earlier and more familiar modes, Diane Arnson Svarlien now turns to three plays that showcase the special qualities of Euripides' late dramatic art. Like her earlier volumes, Ion, Helen, Orestes offers modern, accurate, accessi...ble, and stageworthy versions that preserve the metrical and musical form of the originals. Matthew Wright's Introduction and notes offer illuminating guidance to first-time readers of Euripides, while pointing up the appeal of this distinctive grouping of plays.
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              ISBN 9781624664809
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2016
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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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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              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

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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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              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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              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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