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              Launching Dreams
               

              Launching Dreams (Hardback)

              By Baden, Pascoe

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              A large format pictorial and historical account of the life of businessman and boat builder Percy Vos, his boatyard at Westhaven, the boats he built and the people he worked with. Established in 1922, P.Vos Ltd built a wide range of boats from simple dinghies and runabouts to lar...ge luxury launches, yachts, fishing boats and the car ferry Korea. The author Baden Pascoe is a well-known writer on maritime subjects and has a long-standing family connection to the Vos family and Percy's boats.
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              ISBN 9781877378843
              Published NZ 15 Sep 2013
              Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
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              New Zealand Wars Trilogy
               

              New Zealand Wars Trilogy (Trade Paperback / Paperback, re issue)

              By Shadbolt, Maurice

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              For the first time in one volume, all three of Maurice Shadbolt's award-winning novels 'The House of Strife', 'Monday's Warrior's' and 'Season of the Jew'. Each of the novels draws on real events in the New Zealand Wars from the 1840's to the 1860's and portrays characters such a...s Hone Heke, Titokowaru, Kimball Bent, Te Kooti and the often blundering British Army.
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              ISBN 9780908990993
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2005
              Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
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              Rails Toward the Sky: The Story of Driving Creek Railway
                

              Rails Toward the Sky: The Story of Driving Creek Railway (Hardback)

              By Brickell, Barry

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              This is the story of what one person can achieve with vision and an in exhaustible determination to succeed. Barry Brickell combined his full time craft as a potter and his passion for railways to build a short line for bringing clay and firewood down the hills to his Coromandel ...kiln. He has added to it over the last thirty years to the point where it is now a major tourist attraction.
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              ISBN 9781877378478
              Published NZ 12 Apr 2011
              Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Life as a Novel: A Biography of Maurice Shadbolt -1973-2004: 2
               

              Life as a Novel: A Biography of Maurice Shadbolt -1973-2004: 2 (Paperback)

              By Temple, Philip

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              Through his fiction, non-fiction and international journalism, Maurice Shadbolt played a leading role in projecting New Zealand to the world throughout the second half of the 20th century. In Volume Two Philip Temple tells of Shadbolt's epic coverage of the W.B. Sutch spy trial, ...his journalistic probes into the Arthur Allan Thomas case and the Erebus disaster, and his involvement in protests against the 1981 Springbok rugby tour. He tells of Shadbolt's demolition of the myths surrounding the Gallipoli campaign with his ground-breaking play Once on Chunuk Bair and subsequent documentary work. He tells of Shadbolt's growing stature as a novelist which produced such works as the unique The Lovelock Version and culminated in his New Zealand Wars trilogy, begun with the now New Zealand classic, Season of the Jew. Philip Temple also concludes the story of Shadbolt's fraught personal life as, by the end, he had been married four times and been involved in many affairs. It is a fascinating but ultimately tragic story about a man who had become New Zealand's most well-known and controversial author.
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              ISBN 9781927305706
              Published NZ 15 Mar 2021
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              Life as a Novel: A Biography of Maurice Shadbolt - Volume One 1932 to 1973
               

              Life as a Novel: A Biography of Maurice Shadbolt - Volume One 1932 to 1973 (Paperback)

              By Temple, Philip

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              "Maurice Shadbolt believed that New Zealanders should tell their own stories, cherish their own myths and believe in their own big lies before they could stand upright in a post-colonial world. Through his fiction, non-fiction and international journalism, he played a leading rol...e in projecting New Zealand to the world throughout the second half of the 20th century. His overseas success provoked envy among literary critics but this had little impact on his many readers at home or abroad, nor the judges who awarded him prizes and fellowships. His first novel, Among The Cinders (1965), achieved sales of more than 200,000, unprecedented for the time for a work of New Zealand fiction. His non-fiction New Zealand: Gift of the Sea (1963), in collaboration with Magnum photographer Brian Brake, also achieved enormous sales. The success of Shadbolt's books reflected the growing hunger of New Zealanders for stories about themselves. Author Philip Temple knew Maurice Shadbolt well and brings insight to his story of how Shadbolt made his mark as a writer of fiction. He also tells of Shadbolt's adventures behind the Iron Curtain; his role in anti-Vietnam War protests; his voyage to Mururoa to protest French nuclear testing. He has had unique access to Shadbolt's friends, colleagues and adversaries and an extraordinary treasure trove of letters and documents from both here and overseas in producing this absorbing book. He tells of Shadbolt's close friendships with guru poet James K. Baxter and leading painters such as Colin McCahon. Philip Temple also recounts Shadbolt's increasingly fraught personal life. By the age of 40, he had been married twice and fathered five children and been involved in numerous affairs. It is a fascinating tale about a man who became New Zealand's most well known and controversial author"--Cover flap.
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              ISBN 9781927305447
              Published NZ 9 Oct 2018
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              When Darkness Stays: Hohepa Kereopa and a Tuhoe Oral History
               

              When Darkness Stays: Hohepa Kereopa and a Tuhoe Oral History (Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

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              This extraordinary book unsettling, harrowing, and ultimately redemptive is based on the time the author spent with the T?hoe tohunga, H?hepa Kereopa. It plunges deep into a cultural landscape that has almost vanished, bringing to light insights that are enriching and sometimes s...hocking. The work climaxes with a staggering oral history that has never appeared in print until now, and which reveals one of the most tragic and distressing events in the country's colonial era.
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              ISBN 9781927305676
              Published NZ 8 Sep 2020
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              Hone Heke: Nga Puhi Warrior
                

              Hone Heke: Nga Puhi Warrior (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

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              A 'captivating account of the life of the Nga Puhi warrior chief Hone Heke. It is set against a background of political turmoil and ethnic tension, and at almost every turn, the reader will be surprised by the remarkable events and circumstances that engulfed New Zealand in the m...id 1840s".
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              ISBN 9780908990764
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2002
              Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Against All Odds
               

              Against All Odds (Paperback)

              By Rothwell, Jillian

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              This dramatic story of hope and devotion is based entirely on the cache of letters and documents found in an old 1930s leather suitcase. Intrigued by these family letters, Jillian Rothwell travelled half way across the world to trace generations of her family's journey from the H...apsburg Empire's Eastern provinces to occupied Vienna and beyond. Out of the carnage that was engulfing Europe, she uncovered the astonishing story of two courageous and remarkable Viennese who steered the family's miraculous survival, astonishing luck, dramatic departures and last minute getaways, all the way to the safe haven of New Zealand. At first it was not all plain sailing, but eventually their new home provided hope, purpose and abundant opportunities for the family to finally 'make it' with her escapee father becoming a prominent member of the New Zealand medical profession.
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              ISBN 9781927305669
              Published NZ 8 Sep 2020
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              Kirsa: A Mother's Story
               

              Kirsa: A Mother's Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jensen, Robyn

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              The compelling story of the life and disappearance, in 1993, of Napier schoolgirl Kirsa Jensen, and the aftermath. It is a remarkable and detailed account of how a mother faces the ultimate nightmare.

              ISBN 9780908990214
              Published NZ 12 Jul 1998
              Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
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              An Albatross Too Many
               

              An Albatross Too Many (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McNeish, James

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              This is the "long awaited" sequel to "As For the Godwits" in which the author returns to the remote headland community of Te Kuaka without roads, power and phone, and with only intermittent access.

              ISBN 9780908990559
              Published NZ 1 Dec 1998
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