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            The History of a Riot
             

            The History of a Riot (Paperback)

            By Davidson, Jared

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            In 1843, the New Zealand Company settlement of Nelson was rocked by the revolt of its emigrant labourers. By putting violence and class conflict at the centre, this fascinating microhistory upends the familiar image of colonial New Zealand.

            ISBN 9781990046094
            Published NZ 9 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            The Nazis Knew My Name: A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz

            The Nazis Knew My Name: A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hellinger, Magda; Lee, Maya; With Brewster, David

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The extraordinarily moving memoir by Australian Slovakian Holocaust survivor Magda Hellinger, who saved an untold number of lives at Auschwitz through everyday acts of courage, kindness and ingenuity. In March 1942, twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and ne...arly a thousand other young Slovakian women were deported to Poland on the second transportation of Jewish people sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The women were told they'd be working at a shoe factory. At Auschwitz the SS soon discovered that by putting Jewish prisoners in charge of the day-to-day running of the accommodation blocks, camp administration and workforces, they could both reduce the number of guards required and deflect the distrust of the prisoner population away from themselves. Magda was one such prisoner selected for leadership and over three years served in many prisoner leader roles, from room leader, to block leader - at one time in charge of the notorious Experimental Block 10 where reproductive experiments were performed on hundreds of women - and eventually camp leader, responsible for 30,000 women. She found herself constantly walking a dangerously fine line: using every possible opportunity to save lives while avoiding suspicion by the SS, and risking torture or execution. Through her bold intelligence, sheer audacity, inner strength and shrewd survival instincts, she was able to rise above the horror and cruelty of the camps and build pivotal relationships with the women under her watch, and even some of Auschwitz's most notorious Nazi senior officers including the Commandant, Josef Kramer. Based on Magda's personal account and completed by her daughter Maya's extensive research, including testimonies from fellow Auschwitz survivors, this awe-inspiring tale offers us incredible insight into human nature, the power of resilience, and the goodness that can shine through even in the most horrific of conditions.
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            ISBN 9781760859299
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Te Ata o Tu: The Shadow of Tumatauenga
               

            Te Ata o Tu: The Shadow of Tumatauenga (Hardback)

            By Rice, Rebecca; Baker, Matiu; Cooper, Katie; Fitzgerald, Michael

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 22

            The New Zealand Wars of 1845-72 were a series of bitter and bloody conflicts between Maori and Pakeha that extended from Wairau to the Bay of Islands, and from Taranaki to the East Cape. This major book visits Te Papa's rich Matauranga Maori, History and Art collections to expl...ore the material and visual culture, taonga and artefacts connected with key events and players associated with the Wars.
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            ISBN 9780994146083
            Published NZ 31 Dec 2022
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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            Heart of the City: The Story of Christchurch's Controversial Cathedral
              

            Heart of the City: The Story of Christchurch's Controversial Cathedral (Hardback)

            By Bohan, Edmund

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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 21

            From before Christchurch was settled its cathedral has been the focus of ferocious public debate: Where should a cathedral be built? How would it be paid for? Should it be built in wood or stone? When financially perilous, should it be supported by the city? Should it be demolish...ed or should it be restored? And to whom did it really belong?
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            ISBN 9780995143845
            Published NZ 17 Nov 2021
            Publisher Quentin Wilson Publishing
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            Soon
             

            Soon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gleitzman, Morris

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            After the Nazis took my parents I was scared. After they killed my best friend I was angry. After I joined the partisans and helped defeat the Nazis I was hopeful. Soon, I said, we'll be safe. I was wrong. Soon continues the incredibly moving story of Felix, a Jewish boy still st...ruggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland after the end of World War Two.
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            ISBN 9780670078875
            Published NZ 24 Jun 2015
            Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series Once/Now/Then/After
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            Tragedy at Pike River Mine: 2021 Edition: How and Why 29 Men Died
              

            Tragedy at Pike River Mine: 2021 Edition: How and Why 29 Men Died (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Macfie, Rebecca

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            • Pub Date
              15 Feb 22

            On a sunny afternoon in November 2010, a massive explosion rocked the underground Pike River coal mine, deep in a mountain range in New Zealand's South Island. Tragedy at Pike River Mine is a dramatic, suspenseful account of a disaster that shook New Zealand and the world.

            ISBN 9781927249789
            Published NZ 15 Feb 2022
            Publisher Awa Press
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            The Dover Cafe On the Front Line: A dramatic and heartwarming WWII saga

            The Dover Cafe On the Front Line: A dramatic and heartwarming WWII saga (Paperback)

            By Bell, Ginny

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            I loved it.' Rosie Goodwin on The Dover Cafe at War - - - - - - - - - Readers love The Dover Cafe at War: 'A brilliant evocation of a family and community pulling together in wartime.

            ISBN 9781838773748
            Released NZ 23 Sep 2021
            Publisher Bonnier Zaffre
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            Operation Trojan Horse: The true story behind the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years

            Operation Trojan Horse: The true story behind the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davis, Stephen

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            **Soon to be a major TV drama** The true story behind the secret of Flight 149 and the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years.

            ISBN 9781789464610
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Battlecruiser New Zealand: A Gift to Empire
              

            The Battlecruiser New Zealand: A Gift to Empire (Hardback)

            By Wright, Matthew J.

            • RRP: $59.99
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            • Pub Date
              10 Nov 21

            The most detailed account yet of the career of this famous battlecruiser.

            ISBN 9781526784032
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2021
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Polynesia, 900-1600
               

            Polynesia, 900-1600 (Paperback, New edition)

            By Williams, Madi

            • RRP: $58.99
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            A historical overview and thematic examination of Polynesia (especially New Zealand and its outlying islands), 900-1600.

            ISBN 9781641892148
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Past Imperfect
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