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            Ship, The Lady and the Lake

            Ship, The Lady and the Lake (Paperback)

            By Meriel, Larken

            HRH Duke of Edinburgh writes in his foreword: This book tells a quite remarkable story...makes a very good read .

            ISBN 9781903071427
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2012
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Crossing: Sir Vivian Fuchs, Sir Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1953-58
              

            The Crossing: Sir Vivian Fuchs, Sir Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1953-58 (Hardback)

            By Knight, John

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            The definitive account of Sir Edmund Hilary's Trans-Antarctic Expedition, completed 70 years ago this year.

            ISBN 9781445686295
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            John Snow
             

            John Snow (Paperback)

            By Challoner, Jack

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            John Snow was a Victorian physician who helped to establish that cholera was spread by contaminated water (not bad air, as theory had it). He traced the source of a deadly cholera outbreak to one pump and was able to have it closed, ending the outbreak, despite deep resistance fr...om the local authorities, who did not want to believe his theory. This was a massive event in public health and the founding event of the science of epidemiology. Snow was also an early pioneer of anaesthesia. A dedicated scientist, the results of his work are still evident. He saved untold lives. This is his story.
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            ISBN 9781408178409
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2013
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Real Lives
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            Scott of the Antarctic: The Legend 100 Years On

            Scott of the Antarctic: The Legend 100 Years On (Hardback)

            By Blackhall, Sue

            • RRP: $69.99
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            Captain Robert Falcon Scott CVO (6 June 1868 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions. During the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had bee...n preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott and his four comrades all perished from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.
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            ISBN 9781848846647
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2012
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            The Diary of Emily Caroline Creaghe, Explorer
             

            The Diary of Emily Caroline Creaghe, Explorer (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Creaghe, Emily Caroline; Edited by Monteath, Peter

            • RRP: $29.50
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            As a sole female member of an exploring party, Creaghe was well acquainted with the privations and harshness of travel in Australia's north. Ahead lay territory unknown to Europeans, as well as many tests of endurance and strength. Her diary is a remarkable document of Australian... exploration, written by one of the rarest of explorers - a woman.
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            ISBN 9781743056660
            Published NZ 8 Feb 2021
            Publisher Wakefield Press
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            Breaking Ranks: An Amazing True Story of a Cop on the Line

            Breaking Ranks: An Amazing True Story of a Cop on the Line (Paperback)

            By Noonan, Joe

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            Joe Noonan's 10 years in the Victoria Police culminated in being seconded onto the Investigation Team for the double slaying of two young policemen in Walsh Street South Yarra. The 1980s in Victoria were some of the most tumultuous years in Australia's policing history. These sto...ries give a vivid insight into the mind of a most different sort of crime fighter. A straight shooter who doesn't pull any punches and takes more than his fair share. His humour is at times irreverent and almost always self-deprecating but provides a front seat to some of the most dangerous and confronting stories you have read. His real-life description of both events and those involved create a channel to the past without losing any relevance to the present. His uniform years are peppered with some of the most hilarious, tragic and confronting stories of his life on the front line. His rapid rise to detective opened up new levels of danger, controversy and unbelievable tales of policing. Being in the thick of numerous police shootings including Jedd Houghton and Gary Abdullah, living through the aftermath of the Graeme Jensen shooting and life within the Walsh Street Task Force into the reprisal shootings of Constable Tynan and Eyre, Joe Noonan tells his story like none before.
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            ISBN 9781925927481
            Published NZ 18 Feb 2021
            Publisher Wilkinson Publishing
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            Return to the Antarctic
             

            Return to the Antarctic (Paperback)

            Compiled by Fitzgerald

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            A narrative account by expedition leader H.J. Harrington

            ISBN 9780473409005
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2017
            Publisher The Copy Press
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            Diamonds and Stones in an Era of Gold
             

            Diamonds and Stones in an Era of Gold (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Collopy, Dr. Brian

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            The story is set in 19th century Melbourne. Dr James Beaney, a controversial surgeon, who amassed a fortune from his practice, is tried in a high profile court case following the death of a patient he had operated on for a large bladder stone and is defended by James Purves, the ...brilliant young barrister.
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            ISBN 9781925231656
            Published NZ 10 Mar 2018
            Publisher Interactive Publications
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            Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady: The true story of bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg
             

            Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady: The true story of bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Baxter, Carol

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            We know about Ned Kelly, Jack Donohue and the gentleman bushranger Captain Thunderbolt, but what about Australia's women bushrangers? With all the skills of a novelist, Carol Baxter takes us into the real world of Mary Ann Bugg, Australia's most successful female bushranger.

            ISBN 9781742372877
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2011
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Dark Secrets: The True Story of Murder in Hmas Australia

            Dark Secrets: The True Story of Murder in Hmas Australia (Paperback)

            By Hadler, Robert

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            A dark secret lurked aboard HMAS Australia, the flagship of the Royal Australian Navy. In 1942, with a Japanese invasion looming, those aboard the ship were shocked and completely unprepared to deal with the brutal murder of a young sailor by two shipmates who were allegedly part... of a homosexual group on the flagship. A swift military investigation and court martial were conducted. The officers faced a difficult, almost impossible task. How were they to prove the guilt of sailors accused of murdering a shipmate without exposing the motive for the crime, which would unleash embarrassing propaganda onto the world for the enemy to exploit? This would prove to be one of the most controversial events in the history of the Royal Australian Navy and trigger unprecedented legal and political events. But the real victim in this tragic story was the young sailor who was stabbed to death on the deck of Australia. He was a faceless victim, lost to the pages of history after he was buried at sea. However, family photographs now put a face to his name, and telegrams and letters reveal the full extent of this tragedy for his family. The full details of the murder, the names of the sailors involved in an alleged homosexual group on the flagship and the dark motive for his murder have been buried for more than two generations in the National Archives. The ultimate fate of the sailors convicted of his murder has also been hidden for far too long. It is well past time that the full story of the three sailors and what happened on board Australia that dark night on the Coral Sea in 1942 and afterwards is finally told.
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            ISBN 9781925927436
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Wilkinson Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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