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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

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            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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            Down South: In Search of the Great Southern Land
             

            Down South: In Search of the Great Southern Land (Hardback)

            By Ansley, Bruce

            • RRP: $49.99
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            In Down South, writer Bruce Ansley goes on a journey of rediscovery, back to his beloved South Island. From Curio Bay in Southland to Totaranui in Golden Bay, this is both a provocative history and a vast expedition across the land once known as Middle Island, as Ansley visits th...e places and people who hold the clues to the South's famous character. Not so very long ago, the South Island had most of New Zealand's people and just about all of the money. Gold miners found fortunes in the hills and rivers, sheep barons bestrode mountains, valleys and plains. Wealthy southerners ruled the embryonic government. Where now lies the South Island's golden fleece? And what is its future? Bruce Ansley has spent much of his life in the South Island. He was raised in New Brighton, Christchurch, and has lived in Dunedin, Christchurch, the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay. He has grown up with the south's people, its cities, towns, rivers, mountains, rivers, bush and plains. He has picked tobacco in Motueka, been a commercial fisherman in Fiordland and a deer farmer on Banks Peninsula. He has worked in radio, television and newspapers there and for almost quarter of a century was the Christchurch-based writer for the NZ Listener magazine. As a writer, tramper and traveller, and being professionally nosey, he has poked into many corners of the island, although nowhere near all of them: He finds the south and its people endlessly fascinating. There's always something new, or fresh, or interesting, or just reassuring to discover. He now lives on Waiheke Island to be close to his family, but his heart remains in the south.
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            ISBN 9781775541172
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Illustrated History
              

            The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Illustrated History (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Orange, Claudia

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Nov 20

            The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a fully revised and updated edition of An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi, including new material. It brings the Treaty's history to life with a richly informative narrative and a wonderful range of photographs, maps ...and illustrations (now in full colour).
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            ISBN 9781988587189
            Published NZ 9 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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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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            Te Hahi Mihinare | The Maori Anglican Church
              

            Te Hahi Mihinare | The Maori Anglican Church (Paperback)

            By Kaa, Hirini

            • RRP: $59.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Nov 20

            This ground-breaking book explores the birth, growth, struggles and ongoing life of Te Hahi Mihinare - the Maori Anglican Church.

            ISBN 9780947518752
            Published NZ 9 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            A Long Time Coming: The story of Ngai Tahu's treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown
              

            A Long Time Coming: The story of Ngai Tahu's treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown (Paperback)

            By Fisher, Martin

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            • Pub Date
              27 Oct 20

            'A Long Time Coming' depicts the history of the Ngai Tahu settlement and shows how the two sides, Ngai Tahu and the Crown, led by Tipene O'Regan for Ngai Tahu and the Minister of Treaty Negotiations Douglas Graham, managed to negotiate one of the country's longest legal document.

            ISBN 9781988503110
            Published NZ 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
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            He Pukapuka Tataku I Nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui: A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha
              

            He Pukapuka Tataku I Nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui: A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha (Hardback)

            Translated by Calman, Ross; By Rauparaha, Tamihana te

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            • Pub Date
              12 Nov 20

            A biography of Te Rauparaha by his son Tamihana, published for the first time in a bilingual Maori/English edition.

            ISBN 9781869409203
            Published NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Auckland University Press
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            The Platform: The Radical Legacy of the Polynesian Panthers: 2020
              

            The Platform: The Radical Legacy of the Polynesian Panthers: 2020 (Paperback)

            By Anae, Melani

            • RRP: $14.99
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            • Pub Date
              23 Oct 20

            In a book that is both deeply personal and highly political, Melani Anae recalls the radical activism of Auckland's Polynesian Panthers - the movement modelled on the US Black Panther Party 'but without guns'.

            ISBN 9781988587431
            Published NZ 23 Oct 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            The Miracle Typist

            The Miracle Typist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Silver, Leon

            • RRP: $37.99
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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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            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

            • RRP: $43.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Nov 20

            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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