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              Common Ground
               

              Common Ground (Paperback)

              By Morris, Matt

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              Common Ground: Garden histories of Aotearoa takes a loving look at gardens and garden practices in Aotearoa New Zealand over time. While a lot of gardening books focus on the grand plantings of wealthy citizens, Matt Morris explores the historical processes behind 'humble gardens...' - those created and maintained by ordinary people. From the arrival of the earliest Polynesian settlers carrying precious seeds and cuttings, through early settler gardens to 'Dig for Victory' efforts, he traces the collapse and renewal of home gardening culture, through the emergence of community initiatives to the recent concept of food sovereignty. Compost, Maori gardens, the suburban vege patch, the rise of soil toxin levels, the role of native plants and City Beautiful movements ... Morris looks at the ways in which cultural meanings have been inscribed in the land through our gardening practices over time. What do our gardens say about us, and where we have been? Matt Morris digs deep in Common Ground.
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              ISBN 9781988592572
              Published NZ 20 Nov 2020
              Publisher Otago University Press
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              Kate Edger: The life of a pioneering feminist
                

              Kate Edger: The life of a pioneering feminist (Paperback)

              By Morrow, Diana

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              • Pub Date
                30 Mar 21

              In 1877, Kate Edger became the first woman to graduate from a New Zealand university. She went on to become a pioneer of women's education and worked tirelessly to mitigate violence against women and children. Diana Morrow tells the story of Edger's life and provides valuable ins...ights into the role of women social reformers in our history.
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              ISBN 9781988592640
              Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
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              We will not cease
                

              We will not cease (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

              By Baxter, Archibald

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                30 Mar 21

              We Will Not Cease is the unflinching account of New Zealander Archibald Baxter's brutal treatment as a conscientious objector during World War I.

              ISBN 9781988592992
              Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
              Publisher Otago University Press
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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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              The Wilder Years: Selected poems
                

              The Wilder Years: Selected poems (Hardback)

              By Eggleton, David

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              • Pub Date
                29 Apr 21

              David Eggleton, Poet Laureate of Aotearoa 2019-21, has published nine poetry collections, and now, finally, comes a 'Best Of '. The Wilder Years: Selected Poems is a hardback compendium of the poet's own selection from 35 years of published work, together with a handful of new po...ems.
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              ISBN 9781988592619
              Published NZ 29 Apr 2021
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              Ghosts
                

              Ghosts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harvey, Siobhan

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              • Pub Date
                29 Apr 21

              Poet Siobhan Harvey's latest collection is about migration, outcasts, the search for home, and the ghosts we live with, including the ones who occupy our memories, ancestries and stories.

              ISBN 9781988592985
              Published NZ 29 Apr 2021
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              The Twelve Cakes of Christmas: An evolutionary history, with recipes
                

              The Twelve Cakes of Christmas: An evolutionary history, with recipes (Hardback)

              By Leach, Helen; Brown, Mary; Inglis, Raelene

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              Accessible well-illustrated food history Same format and same author as The Pavlova Story Includes 12 historic Christmas cake recipes for todays cooks Plus hints for ensuring your Christmas cake is rich and moist! The many and varied Christmas cakes we enjoy today have a lineage ...that stretches back to at least the twelfth century. This wonderful book traces their history, with a special focus on the twentieth century.
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              ISBN 9781877578199
              Published NZ 30 Nov 2011
              Publisher Otago University Press
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              Wild Heart: The possibility of wilderness in Aotearoa New Zealand
                 

              Wild Heart: The possibility of wilderness in Aotearoa New Zealand (Paperback)

              Edited by Abbott, Mick; Reeve, Richard

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              mages of pristine forests, mountain ranges, untameable rivers and empty expanses of coastline are the key attraction in how we promote Aotearoa New Zealand internationally: 100% Pure no less. Such wildness is at this nations psychological and physical core. This book searches for... an understanding of the wild, of what makes wilderness such an important part of our psyche. What could wilderness in Aotearoa New Zealand become, and, consequently, what might we its people also become? Contributors: Mick Abbott, Allison Ballance, Shaun Barnett, James Beattie, Mike Boyes, Tom Brooking, Stephen Espiner, Gerard Hindmarsh, Julian Kuzma, Robin McNeill, Cilla McQueen, Les Molloy, Harvey Perkins, Kerry Popplewell, Richard Reeve, Jacinta Ruru, Geoff Spearpoint, Brian Turner, Pip Wells, Jon West, Kerry Wray.
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              ISBN 9781877578205
              Published NZ 30 Nov 2011
              Publisher Otago University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Making a New Land: Enviromental Histories of New Zealand
               

              Making a New Land: Enviromental Histories of New Zealand (Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Pawson, Eric; Brooking, Tom

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              Making a New Land presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonisation of New Zealand's temperate islands. This is a new edition of Environmental Histories of Ne...w Zealand, first published in 2002, brimming with new content and fresh insights into the causes and nature of this transformation, and the new landscapes and places that it produced. Unusually among environmental histories, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of change, focusing on international as well as local contexts. Its 19 chapters are organised in five broadly chronological parts: Encounters, Colonising, Wild Places, Modernising, and Contemporary Perspectives. These are framed by an editorial introduction and a reflective epilogue. The book is well illustrated with photographs, maps, cartoons and other graphics.
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              ISBN 9781877578526
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2013
              Publisher Otago University Press
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              Harbour: Photographs by Alastair Grant
                 

              Harbour: Photographs by Alastair Grant (Hardback)

              Foreword by Grant, Alastair

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              In New Zealand, the great inland harbors of the North Island are drowned river valleys that differ greatly in size, but share a similar climate with prevailing westerly winds. These harbors were settled by Maori following the great migration in the 13th and 14th centuries and hav...e played significant roles in Maori history. To this day, sacred marae spaces dot their shorelines. The large number of shipwrecks around the entrances and within the harbors bear witness to their importance as centers of commerce and trade in earlier times, particularly following the arrival of Europeans in the early- to mid-19th century. For the past three years, photographer Alastair Grant has travelled these great inland harbors on the west coast of the North Island, and, for this book, he has created a magnificent and beautiful color photo essay of these fascinating under-appreciated regions. Grant has captured their atmosphere and, as well, a feel for the people who live and work around them.
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              ISBN 9781877578335
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2012
              Publisher Otago University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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