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            Gangland: New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime
             

            Gangland: New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Savage, Jared

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            Inside New Zealand's underworld of Organised Crime

            ISBN 9781775541622
            Published NZ 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Forgotten Wars: Why the Musket Wars Matter Today
             

            The Forgotten Wars: Why the Musket Wars Matter Today (Paperback)

            By Crosby, Ron

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            * Long-awaited short and reorganised version of The Musket Wars * Brilliantly written and clearly explained, with fact boxes * Detailed maps and plentiful illustrations Ron Crosby brilliantly rewrites his seminal The Musket Wars on a thematic basis, simplifying it to a concise wo...rk full of maps and illustrations for the general reader.
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            ISBN 9780947506797
            Published NZ 14 Oct 2020
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            Alchemy and Rose: A sweeping new novel from the author of The House Between Tides, the Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year
             

            Alchemy and Rose: A sweeping new novel from the author of The House Between Tides, the Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maine, Sarah

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            A beautiful and evocative historical novel that takes the reader to the west coast of New Zealand, Scotland and Melbourne in the 1870s

            ISBN 9781529384994
            Released NZ 12 Jan 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Great Kiwi Lockdown
             

            The Great Kiwi Lockdown (Paperback)

            By Condon, Alison; Producer Mann, Dave

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            Paki the kiwi tells the story of a strange new virus the is sweeping around the world. Life in Aotearoa New Zealand is about to change as the country unites to fight the virus in our good old Kiwi way.

            ISBN 9780994139665
            Published NZ 7 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Chronicles of Paki - Junior Series
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            Wars Without End: New Zealand's Land Wars - A Maori Perspective
              

            Wars Without End: New Zealand's Land Wars - A Maori Perspective (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keenan, Danny

            • RRP: $40.00
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            From the earliest days of European settlement in New Zealand, Maori have struggled to hold on to their land. Tensions began early, arising from disputed land sales. When open conflict between Maori and Imperial forces broke out in the 1840s and 1860s, the struggles only intensifi...ed. For both sides, land was at the heart of the conflict, one that casts a long shadow over race relations in modern-day New Zealand. Wars Without End is the first book to approach this contentious subject from a Maori point of view, focusing on the Maori resolve to maintain possession of customary lands and explaining the subtleties of an ongoing and complex conflict. Written by senior Maori historian Danny Keenan, Wars Without End eloquently and powerfully describes the Maori reasons for fighting the Land Wars, placing them in the wider context of the Maori struggle to retain their sovereign estates. The Land Wars might have been quickly forgotten by Pakeha, but for Maori these longstanding struggles are wars without end.
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            ISBN 9780143774938
            Published NZ 2 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand
             

            The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Moon, Paul

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            One of the British Empire's most troubling colonial exports in the 19th-century, James Busby is known as the father of the Australian wine industry, the author of New Zealand's Declaration of Independence and a central figure in the early history of independent New Zealand as its... British Resident from 1833 to 1840. Officially the man on the ground for the British government in the volatile society of New Zealand in the 1830s, Busby endeavoured to create his own parliament and act independently of his superiors in London. This put him on a collision course with the British Government, and ultimately destroyed his career. With a reputation as an inept, conceited and increasingly embittered person, this caricature of Busby's character has slipped into the historical bloodstream where it remains to the present day. This book draws on an extensive range of previously-unused archival records to reconstruct Busby's life in much more intimate form, and exposes the back-room plotting that ultimately destroyed his plans for New Zealand. It will alter the way that Britain's colonisation of New Zealand is understood, and will leave readers with an appreciation of how individuals, more than policies, shaped the Empire and its rule.
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            ISBN 9781350116658
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            When We Dead Awaken: Australia, New Zealand, and the Armenian Genocide
             

            When We Dead Awaken: Australia, New Zealand, and the Armenian Genocide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robins, James

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            On April 24th 1915 Armenian intellectuals of the Ottoman Empire were arrested en masse marking the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. The following day, April 25th 1915, saw the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landing at Gallipoli. This book draws the connections between t...hese two landmark historical events: the genocide of the minority Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire and the Anzac soldiers who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. Through eye witness accounts of Anzac soldiers witnessing the genocide, to a history of the Australasian involvement in the international Armenian relief campaign, and enduring discussions around genocide recognition, James Robins explores the international political implications that this unexplored history still has today.
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            ISBN 9780755600311
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Miracle Typist

            The Miracle Typist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Silver, Leon

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            In the tradition of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, a heartbreaking true story of love, loss and survival against all odds during the Second World war. Conscripted into the Polish army as Hitler's ground and air forces are bearing down on his country, Jew Tolek Klings vows to return ...to his wife, Klara, and son, Juliusz. However, when the Luftwaffe's bombs start falling and the Polish cause looks hopelessly lost, Tolek finds himself under fire from his supposed brothers in arms. The Polish army is rife with anti-Semitism and he is relentlessly tormented. As the Germans cross the border, he is faced with a terrible dilemma: flee to protect his family - and risk being shot as a deserter - or ride out the war, hoping rumours of women and children being spared in the concentration camps are true. What follows is an odyssey that will take Tolek from a Hungarian internment camp, where his ability to type spares him from the frontline, on to Palestine, Beirut, Egypt, Tobruk and Italy. A broken telegram from Klara, ending with the haunting words, 'We trouble', pushes him to the brink.
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            ISBN 9781760854355
            Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Peace, Power & Politics: How New Zealand Became Nuclear Free
             

            Peace, Power & Politics: How New Zealand Became Nuclear Free (Paperback)

            By Leadbeater, Maire

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            "This is a story of how ordinary people created a movement that changed New Zealand's foreign policy and our identity as a nation. The story of peace activism from our pre-recorded history to 1975 was told in Peace People: A history of peace activities in New Zealand (1992) by El...sie Locke. In this new book her daughter Maire Leadbeater takes the story up to the 1990s in an account of the dramatic stories of the colourful and courageous activist campaigns that led the New Zealand government to enact nuclear-free legislation in 1987. Politicians took the credit, but they were responding to a powerful groundswell of public opinion. In this country nuclear disarmament has become part of our communal psyche to a greater extent than in any other western-aligned nation, but when politicians choose pragmatism over principle in foreign policy, peace and justice suffer. Peace activism is an ongoing story"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781877578588
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Land Search and Rescue in New Zealand
             

            Land Search and Rescue in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Bates, Roger

            • RRP: $70.00
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            A chronological summary of the progression of Land Search and Rescue in New Zealand is presented, highlighting key people, challenges and improvements to the organisation.

            ISBN 9780473545666
            Published NZ 10 Dec 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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