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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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              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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              Peter and Me
                

              Peter and Me (Paperback)

              By Ritchie, Helene

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              They first met when Helene was 18 years old. Together for nearly 40 years, this is the story of their relationship through Peter{u2019}s intense last four years involving 24/7 care, the impact of a horrible illness and a shameful and ad hoc health system. It aims to give a voice ...to isolated and exploited carers, especially those in private homes, and to expose fundamental issues about humanity and failed systems. It calls for and it calls a Royal Commission inquiry and a {u2018}bipartisan{u2019} Parliamentary response to produce viable solutions. The Author: Helene Ritchie was Wellington{u2019}s first female deputy mayor and is currently the capital{u2019}s longest serving city councillor. In those roles, she has successfully championed many social justice and environmental issues. She led the nuclear weapon free status of the Capital and the major Wellington civic centre project. A registered psychologist, she has, as an elected member of the Health Board, campaigned to significantly upgrade mental health hospital facilities. The greatest challenge, she faced, however, was as {u2018}carer{u2019} of her husband Peter who died in 2001 from a chronic and degenerative illness.
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              ISBN 9780992247614
              Published NZ 1 May 2013
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              Brockie: A Memoir in Words, Cartoons and Sketches
               

              Brockie: A Memoir in Words, Cartoons and Sketches (Paperback)

              By Brockie, Bob

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              A memoir with a difference. Through much of Bob Brockie's long and colourful life - 80 plus years to date - he has kept a notebook and sketch pad beside him. In this charming book, Dr Robert Brockie remembers - with some help from his diaries - all the highlights. The people (par...ticularly women), places, pioneering scientific work and five decades of political cartooning. There is a strong emphasis on the sketches, portraits, caricatures and cartoons that Brockie is renowned for, but his varied and impressive scientific career is not forgotten. Brockie's life has encompassed editing and illustrating at School Publications, design concepts for Te Papa, DSIR's ground-breaking Orongoronga Valley forest study, possum and hedgehog research, 40 years as National Business Review cartoonist, the writing of a number of books, and over 600 popular newspaper science columns.
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              ISBN 9780958232074
              Published NZ 20 Feb 2015
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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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              A Great Social Experiment: The Story of the Licensing Trusts in New Zealand
               

              A Great Social Experiment: The Story of the Licensing Trusts in New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Teahan, Bernard

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              "Licensing Trusts are a uniquely New Zealand concept now over 70 years old. Sometimes maligned, they have quietly pursued enhancing and supporting their communities with annual donations of many millions; and generated through their businesses, community assets worth $350 million.... They have achieved much. A Great Social Experiment tells the story of their achievements and failures: why in communities like Invercargill, Mataura, Masterton, West Auckland and Flaxmere they are greatly valued, and why in others they have withered. It explains how two remarkable men in the 1940s, Peter Fraser, Prime Minister, and Rex Mason, Minister of Justice, conceived how communities may take control of the sale of alcohol, generate profits to provide much needed hotel accommodation; and through community support donations, a dividend to enhance their communitys well-being. This is a story told from the inside. Bernard Teahan worked for many years amongst Licensing Trusts and does not gloss over the inglorious failures. Yet, for all these, the success rate has been remarkable compared to the alternative structure of private enterprise. Outstanding people dedicated extraordinary time and commitment to making their Licensing Trust successful, thus proving the spirit of community continues to endure and endear throughout the ages. A Great Social Experiments extensive research lays a challenge: community ownership of trading enterprises provides an alternative to globalisation, and are an important vehicle for the 21st century"--From back of book.
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              ISBN 9780994136022
              Published NZ 24 Jul 2017
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              But for the Grace
               

              But for the Grace (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sutton, Gaye

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              "A group of women living in violent relationships meets each week in a community house. Their advocates, feisty, radical feminists, Leah Gunn and her partner Kelly, have developed a liberating practice, from their own lived experience, which helps women to evaluate their lives an...d make decisions... Thus unfolds tales of abuse, betrayals, violence and compassion"--Cover jacket flap.
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              ISBN 9780992247652
              Published NZ 9 Oct 2015
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