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              Evolving Auckland
                

              Evolving Auckland (Paperback)

              Edited by La Roche, John

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              It is easy to understand why Auckland has the largest population of any region in the country. It is blessed with two very sheltered harbours and probably the mildest climate in New Zealand. Auckland has become the commercial capital of New Zealand, but this hasn't happened witho...ut the innovation and initiatives provided by the engineering profession. Engineers have been charged with making things, building our infrastructure and keeping it going in the face of rapidly increasing population growth. The basics like water supply, drainage and power supplies are essential, as are the harbour facilities, telecommunications, roads, railways, bridges and airports. The development of these facilities since 1840, the difficulties, political controversies and heartbreaks are described in this book by engineers who have been responsible for building our many and varied facilities. The largest industrial complex in New Zealand is situated not far from Auckland. Sir John Ingram, Managing Director of New Zealand Steel through the very difficult period when the imported plant failed to produce steel from our ironsands, tells his story. It wasn't until three bright young New Zealand graduates, through trials and analytical analysis got to grips with the problems and changed many of the processes, that quality steel was finally produced. New Zealand Steel producing steel from ironsands, is now one of the most efficient steel plants in the world and a major export earner for the country. Read these stories and more in this book.
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              ISBN 9781927167038
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2011
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              Interest Age 14+ years
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              For King and Country, For: Four Brothers Four Crosses A New Zealand Story
               

              For King and Country, For: Four Brothers Four Crosses A New Zealand Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Vennell, Jock

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              The story of the four Christophers Brothers who were all killed in World War I leads to a more general discussion of the devasting effect of World War I on New Zealand

              ISBN 9781927167397
              Published NZ 30 Sep 2019
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              Russian at Heart:Sonechkas Story
               

              Russian at Heart:Sonechkas Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hawkes, Olga; Hawkes, John

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              This book is co-authored by Olga and John Hawkes from the incredible legacy of memoirs and stories left to Olga by her mother Sonechka. Olga and John have brought the neglected Russian Diaspora in Shanghai alive.

              ISBN 9780958292337
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2009
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              Behind the Twisted Wire
               

              Behind the Twisted Wire (Paperback)

              By Haworth, Jenny

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              "A companion publication to Jennifer Haworth's The art of war: New Zealand war artists in the field 1939-1945. It tells the story of New Zealand artists who served in World War 1. The two commissioned war artists, Wellingtonian Nugent Welch and ex-pat New Zealander George Butler,... produced nearly 130 paintings of the Western Front. These are now in the National War Art collection in Wellington and most are reproduced in this book. Also included are the paintings Horace Moore-Jones completed on Gallipoli and the story of his painting "Simpson and his donkey". The book presents the work of soldier-artists such as Arthur Lloyd, George Woolley, John Weeks, Archibald Nicoll, Francis McCracken, Robert Johnson, James Turkington, William Penlington, W.H. Gummer and Walter Bowring, who painted the home front. Through the work of these artists the book tells the story of how New Zealand artists responded to the war"--Publisher's description.
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              ISBN 9781927167212
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2016
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              William Deans, Will: Teh Passionate Pioneer
                

              William Deans, Will: Teh Passionate Pioneer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Deans, Louise

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              WILLIAM DEANS, an extraordinarily passionate, often overlooked, early New Zealand pioneer, was a prolific letter writer. This most unusual work of Historical Creative Nonfiction is reconstructed from the letters he wrote. Told in the first person, his story brings alive not only ...his struggle to survive in this new land, but also fascinating historical events he was witness to, including: the complete failure of the New Zealand Company and Edward Gibbon Wakefield to prepare for the first settlers' arrival on the shores of Petone in January 1840; the breakdown of social order in the new settlement; the establishment of the first republic in New Zealand; the Company's and other settlers' complete disregard for Maori, their land and their culture; and later, in Canterbury, the vicious attacks against him and his brother by John Robert Godley.
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              ISBN 9781927167342
              Published NZ 1 May 2018
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              Lost Souls
                 

              Lost Souls (EPUB ebook – 1st edition)

              By Haworth, Jenny

              Historical adventure and war 1899-1902 the Anglo-Boer War Imperial patriotism The siege of Mafeking The New Zealand contingents in South Africa and Zimbabwe Concentration camps World War II

              ISBN 9781311976475
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              Published NZ 25 Dec 2013
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              Roads the Mode: the Story of the Road Transport Industry P/B
               

              Roads the Mode: the Story of the Road Transport Industry P/B (Paperback)

              By Haworth, Jennifer

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              Imagine a world where there's no truck at the door to move your possessions, where the supermarket shelves are empty because deliveries to the door have stopped, where there are no trucks to help in times of crisis. It's impossible for the modern society to function without road ...transport. The industry has, however, fought a long, hard battle to reduce overwhelming government control. From the 1930s all trucks needed a licence to operate; this meant that there were long legal battles to increase the size of any fleet. After World War II preference was given to returned servicemen and the local owner-driver served his own area and did not have the trucks or the right to carry goods beyond a 40 mile radius. Transport over longer distances was reserved for the railways. Gradually the exemptions were introduced and the distance goods could be carried against rail was extended until it was finally abolished in the 1980s. But until then trucking companies became very innovative in the way that they could get around these restrictions. After the industry was freed from many of the out of date regulations in the 1980s, including restrictive licensing, their focus turned to ways of making trucks safer and more efficient. The battle with the unions to improve pay is a crucial element in the story, as are the battles with the government for a fairer deal. Government and the industry worked together for safer roads. One of the worst problems - logging truck roll - was solved by the research undertaken by the industry. The development of the road transport industry is a complex one. It mirrors the development of the country moving from localised services to those that cover the country. Road's the Mode will intrigue and fascinate as it reveals the history of this major industry. It shows clearly the relationship between the various governments and the industry and the way this impacts on every aspect of our life.
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              ISBN 9781927167113
              Published NZ 5 Apr 2013
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              John and Charles Enys, John: Castle Hill Runholders 1864-1891: 2017: Title
               

              John and Charles Enys, John: Castle Hill Runholders 1864-1891: 2017: Title (Paperback)

              By Abrahamson, Jenny

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              The book recreates through letters painting and description the life of John and Charles Enys, two early Canterbury pioneer runholders in the Castle Hill area. The book is lavishly illustrated with painting by Charles Enys, historic photos and modern photos of the area taken by J...ohn O'Malley
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              ISBN 9781927167311
              Published NZ 30 Aug 2017
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              Alone in the Tasman, Alone: Tony Allan;s Trus Story of Survival at Sea
               

              Alone in the Tasman, Alone: Tony Allan;s Trus Story of Survival at Sea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hill, Les

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              Tony Allan's trimaran sank on his return solo voyage from Australia in the middle of the Tasman Sea. What followed were 20 days of incredible challenges as he sought to survive the alone in a small life raft with only limited supplies.

              ISBN 9781927167359
              Published NZ 1 May 2018
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              Freedom to Dance: The Story of Creative Dance Pioneer Boukje van Zon
               

              Freedom to Dance: The Story of Creative Dance Pioneer Boukje van Zon (Paperback)

              By Simon, Dagmar; Horsley, Francesca; Thorburn, Raewyn

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              Freedom to Dance is the story of a remarkable Dutch dance teacher, Boukje van Zon, whose influence is still felt throughout New Zealand more than 50 years after starting Van Zon School of Creative Dancing in West Auckland. As a teenager in Friesland, the Netherlands, Boukje disco...vered that dance and movement could reach deep into a person's being and bring about personal growth. She was part of a European movement where pre-conceived ways of thinking in arts and teaching were being overturned. Boukje brought these innovations with her when she migrated to New Zealand with husband Maurice in the 1950s. From her new home in Titirangi, she established a dance school with a difference. Children did not begin with steps, rather they explored the freedom of movement. Soon their mothers asked for a class of their own so they could explore space, time and movement; then as her reputation spread, adult students established a performance group and produced avant garde works. And so the Van Zon School of Creative Dancing expanded exponentially across Auckland. Boukje was ahead of her time. She embraced all realms of the dance voice and drew out and nurtured the creative impulses of each student. She was also part of her time and rode the crest of social change that was transforming New Zealand from a deeply conservative society to a liberal, open one. Boukje's story embraces the turbulence of 20th century political conflict, nationhood, cultural identity and creative endeavour. It offers snapshots of Europe in the 1930s and 1940s, and New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s as seen through the lens of a Dutch migrant. Freedom to Dance explores a time and place through the creative lens of a woman of her time, whose voice transcends time.
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              ISBN 9781927167274
              Published NZ 3 Jun 2016
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