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              Waiorongomai: The Land and the People
                

              Waiorongomai: The Land and the People (Paperback)

              By Thornton, Linda

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              No pioneer New Zealand family has lived and farmed their land longer than the Matthews of 'Waiorongomai'. Their story, shaped by the land itself, is an important part of the history of Aotearoa. The Matthews of Waiorongomai begins with the arrival of Charles and Elizabeth Matthew...s in 1842. They settled first in Wellington but, drawn by the pull of the land, moved to Wairarapa and purchased the first acres their descendants still farm today. Seven generation have lived on 'Waiorongomai'. It is the story of a family devoted to its farming, the development of one of the country's leading Romney sheep studs and the passing on of a love of the land from one generation to the next. It is also dedicated to all the men and families who have worked on 'Waiorongomai' over the last 150 years.
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              ISBN 9780958298896
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2011
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              Interest Age 14+ years
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              From Taranto to Trieste
               

              From Taranto to Trieste (Paperback)

              By Mallinson, Jennifer

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              Taranto to Trieste is an account of the author's fascinating journey to retrace the actual path of the 2nd New Zealand Division in Italy from its arrival in October 1943 until the end of the European war. Although a personal journey with personal reflections, the real story is ab...out the largely off-the-beaten track places which the troops passed through, what they saw and experienced along the way and, in some cases what they missed. To complement the Division's story, the historical context and military actions are explained with many maps as well as war-time photographs and colourful quotations from official military histories. As the author says, "There are many people of the post-war generation, and their children, with direct connections to the Italian campaign, who would like to know more about the small, mysterious places the Division passed through which appear in diaries, letters and on the back of photographs, but many of which do not appear on maps." The author's own photographs, descriptions of the places visited, the landscapes travelled and the roads followed will delight those wanting to follow in the footsteps of the 2nd Division in Italy.
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              ISBN 9780994136060
              Published NZ 31 Oct 2019
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              The Eels of Anzac Bridge
               

              The Eels of Anzac Bridge (Paperback)

              By Foster, Ali; Illustrated by Walker, Viv

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              "A young boy's fascination with eels leads into the gentle exploration of the joys and sorrows of life and death. When the young boy grows up and becomes a soldier, his journey to the Great War on the other side of the world is shadowed by that of the eels, as they make their own... amazing journey to their breeding grounds deep in the Pacific Ocean."--Back cover. Includes brief factual information about the ANZAC Memorial Bridge in Kaiparoro and Tuna Kuwharuwharu (New Zealand longfin eel). A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: junior, primary.
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              ISBN 9780958261777
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2012
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Constant Radical: The Life and Times of Sue Bradford
               

              Constant Radical: The Life and Times of Sue Bradford (Paperback)

              By Chamberlain, Jenny

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              Sue Bradford is half American and sixth generation Kiwi on her father's side -- her European missionary genes date from 1820s Northland. Despite her grassroots New Zild twang, she was raised in Auckland by middle class, bohemian intellectuals and survived a childhood made difficu...lt by her brilliant but domineering father. Fast forward through the tumultuous Vietnam War protest era, the 1981 Springbok Tour and 16 years in the invisible community sector where she became, with husband Bill, a loud voice and a highly effective organiser for society's marginalised, and Sue suddenly and unexpectedly found herself in Parliament. From December 1999, as a hardworking, and much admired Green MP she managed a hefty portfolio and succeeded in getting three member's bills into legislation, including her contentious bill to amend section 59 of the Crimes Act. Her mainstream political career ended, abruptly and disappointingly, five months after she lost the May 2009 Green Party co-leadership contest. Subsequently she achieved a PhD and transformed herself into Dr Sue Bradford -- activist and academic. Her readable thesis on the need for a major left wing think tank in Aotearoa has been downloaded in full almost 3,000 times and Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA), the infant left think tank she set up as a result, is growing lustily. Sue Bradford is still evolving but in terms of what matters most, her core social justice principles, she remains constant.
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              ISBN 9780994136008
              Published NZ 3 Jul 2017
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              Bishops, Boozers, Brethren & Burkas: a Cartoon History of Religion in New Zealand
                

              Bishops, Boozers, Brethren & Burkas: a Cartoon History of Religion in New Zealand

              By Grimshaw, Mike

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              The Book: Bishops, Boozers, Brethren &Burkhas uses cartoons from 1860s to the present day to discuss the way religion in New Zealand has been represented by our cartoonists. There is no general history of religion in New Zealand so this book is a unique contribution in providing ...not only a cartoon history of religion in this country but also a history via cartoons. From the 1860s, settlers viewed issues of religion and politics as problematic, but in the main, religion remained part of the fabric of society. However, religion was more of a concern for our cartoonists as New Zealand became an increasingly secular nation from the 1970s onwards. This not only reflects the generation of cartoonists whose work was published from the 1970s but also a shift in New Zealand society more generally. Overall, when religion was less of a contested identity and influence, cartoonists tended to leave religion - and the church alone. However, as the country became, very quickly, a secular society from the 1970s onwards, religion was a target of cartoonists. Religion and the religious were increasingly presented as representing religious and social attitudes and beliefs regarded as out of step with a modern society. The Author: Mike Grimshaw (PhD Otago) is Associate Professor in Sociology at University of Canterbury, New Zealand. A founding series editor for Radical Theologies and Philosophies (Palgrave Macmillan) and founding co-editor of Continental Thought & Theory:(http://ctt.canterbury.ac.nz/about-ctt/), he toils at the intersections of radical theology, continental thought and cultural and social theory. He also has a focus on New Zealand religious and intellectual history; recently publishing a book of interviews with the New Zealand radical religious thinker Sir Lloyd Geering(Geering Interviews, Polebridge, USA, 2018) and edited the letters of the noted New Zealand philosopher Arthur Prior (Arthur Prior, 'a young progressive', Canterbury University Press, 2018).
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              ISBN 9780992247713
              Published NZ 15 May 2019
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              Tara Arctic: A New Zealander's Epic Voyage
               

              Tara Arctic: A New Zealander's Epic Voyage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Redvers, Grant

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              This is the story of an expedition in the yacht Tara, formerly Sir Peter Blake's boat, across the frozen Arctic Ocean. The expedition aimed to observe, understand, and quantify the Arctic climate changes to assist global warming decision-making.

              ISBN 9780986459313
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2010
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              A Better Place: A Novel of Early New Zealand
               

              A Better Place: A Novel of Early New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Meyer, Enid

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              This absorbing story is set in Greytown, in the Wairarapa, in the late 1860s. Greytown, a Small Farms Settlement, was the first inland township in New Zealand, but its beginnings were very like those elsewhere. A Better Place is a story about life in the township and on the area'...s small farms. A young wife from Devon, named Kate, arrives in Wellington with two children to meet their husband and father, who had sailed fom England two years previously and taken up land in Greytown. After a hazardous journey over the 'hill' she faces life in a rough cottage with earthen floor. She learns to milk cows, tend the garden and make a home for her family. Life is hard, but theirs are happy times too as settlers work together to ensure that they have, indeed, achieved 'a better place'.
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              ISBN 9780986459375
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2011
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              Lasting Impressions: The Story of New Zealand's Newspapers, 1840-1920
               

              Lasting Impressions: The Story of New Zealand's Newspapers, 1840-1920 (Paperback)

              By Grant, Ian F.

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              The first comprehensive history of New Zealand newspapers since Guy Scholefield'sNewspapers in New Zealand in 1958, Lasting Impressions is a social history that places newspapers and their vital importance in New Zealand's development as a nation in the context of life in the com...munities they prospered or failed in. There are detailed descriptionsof the beginnings of the newspaper business in New Zealand, the papers that spread throughout the countryclose behind the first settlers, the daily press's leap of faith, the proliferation of provincial papers, early twentieth century challenges, and the difficulties faced by World War One newspapers. For the first time in a newspaper history there are also sections on the burgeoning weeklies phenomenon, the distinctive goldfields' press and the numerous Maori newspapers. The book is both a valuable reference resource and a social history brimming with colourful extracts from newspapers and stories of remarkable personalities. Fraser Books in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington
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              ISBN 9780994136046
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2018
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              May Your Shadow Never Grow Less: The Life and Times of Henry and Jane Holland, Canterbury, New Zealand, 1863-1945
               

              May Your Shadow Never Grow Less: The Life and Times of Henry and Jane Holland, Canterbury, New Zealand, 1863-1945 (Paperback)

              By Thomas, Helen

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              "Social history of early Canterbury, its farming, local body politics, and the important issues from the arrival of the Holland and Eastwood families in Canterbury in the mid-1860s. It is also a family history of the Holland family, and particularly Henry and Jane Holland (nee Ea...stwood) and their busy, successful lives. Henry Holland, a farmer and then owner of a farm machinery company, was also mayor of Christchurch for seven years before and during World War One and a Member of Parliament during the difficult, depression-dominated decade, 1925-1935. His son Sidney was later prime minister and grandson Eric a cabinet minister. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including Jane Holland's very detailed diaries from 1882 to 1942, the book is a ... glimpse of family, church and community life as well as the social, political and moral issues facing Canterbury and the country in the later decades of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th"--Page 1 of cover.
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              ISBN 9780992247683
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2016
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              Dear Tyrant
               

              Dear Tyrant (Paperback)

              By Allom, Barrie

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              "Dear Tyrant, as his wife called him, is the story of Albert James Allom (1825-1909), his family and childhood, his adventurous youth, his relationship with Edward Gibbon Wakefield, his struggle for success, and his philosophy of life. His story begins in London then moves to New... Zealand and, later, the West Indies before he returns to New Zealand. Later again, seven years are spent in Tasmania before a final return to New Zealand. In New Zealand he was a survey cadet for the New Zealand Company in Wellington, Manawatu and Otago before becoming an enterprising run-holder in the Wairarapa, a mining and farming estate manager on Great Barrier Island, the registrar of mines at Thames and Ohinemuri goldfields, and eventually a very active retiree in Auckland. The story of his life is laced with human insight, humour and tragedy. Many notable figures during New Zealand's colonial era appear in Allom's own writings which add immediacy to the narrative and there are poignant passages about his beloved wife, Eliza, and their family of nine children"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780992247522
              Published NZ 15 May 2014
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