• 100 Days that Mapped a Nation
    100 Days that Mapped a Nation
    October 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first landfall in New Zealand. One Hundred Days that Mapped a Nation marks this historic occasion by looking at Cook’s intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that were unprecedented for the time and had such far-reaching consequences.
    His initial voyage on the Endeavour was focused on observing the transit of Venus to gather information to help with nautical navigation and as a result he had on board astronomer Charles Green, naturalists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander and later artist William Hodges. This has left a legacy of first-hand accounts and artworks that bring alive the impressions of Cook and his crew, and what they experienced in their early encounters with the inhabitants and their reactions to the exotic landscape.

    Ships logs, journal entries, maps and illustrations help to build a vivid portrait of the places and people encountered by Cook, recording his impressions and those of some of the talented men who accompanied him. It also looks at the challenges of the voyages, from preventing scurvy to finding adequate provisions. Highly illustrated with a lively but authoritative text by Graeme Lay, this book is the definitive celebration of a remarkable achievement. In the 100 days Captain Cook spent here on three separate voyages he managed to charter the coastline of New Zealand, literally putting the country on the map.

    ISBN: 9781869665128
    Publication date: 25/09/2019
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Lay, Graeme
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • 250 Years Of New Zealand Painting
    250 Years Of New Zealand Painting
    This landmark book on New Zealand artists and their work was first written by Gil Docking, published in 1971, extended to 1990 by art historian Michael Dunn, and again to 2020 by art historian, writer and lecturer Edward Hanfling. New design, with additional text by Edward Hanfling, including an introduction to the new edition + discussion of new directions in New Zealand painting. This book is an ideal introduction to the development of New Zealand painting from its very beginning, and also the development of critical thinking about the work of New Zealand artists over the last 50 years. Detailed bibliography and index makes this an ideal book for students.

    ISBN: 9781988538822
    Publication date: 11/10/2021
    Price: $99.99
    Author: Docking, Gill
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $99.99
  • Agency of Hope Story of Auckland City Mission 1920-2020
    Agency of Hope Story of Auckland City Mission 1920-2020
    A CENTURY OF AUCKLANDERS HELPING AUCKLANDERS. This lively history by well-known historian Peter Lineham features over 100 photographs and takes readers inside a remarkable organisation working at the front lines of a society in which poverty has become entrenched. For 100 years the Auckland City Mission has been the lynchpin of the citys compassion towards and support for the poor, the marginalised and the homeless. Perhaps the best known of the citys charitable organisations many thousands of Aucklanders have been involved with the work of the Mission. Its story, marked attimes by struggle, is colourful and peopled by memorable characters.

    ISBN: 9780995131880
    Publication date: 08/10/2020
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Lineham, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • All Fall Down Christchurch's Lost Chimneys
    All Fall Down Christchurch's Lost Chimneys
    A house without a chimney doesn't really look like a home. Yet thousands of Christchurch houses no longer have a chimney after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The streets look strangely different without their familiar vertical accents. While this book was prompted by the Christchurch earthquake of September 2010, its author has long had a fascination with chimneys. He grew up in the smoggy Christchurch of the 1950s, not far from the Gasworks, and brick chimneys were all around him, both industrial and domestic, silhouetted against the red winter sunsets. He then noted the variety of British and European chimney pots seen on his travels, and realised that Christchurch had its own unique type, the Homebush pot. The book was first written over the summer of 2010, but then came the devastating February 2011 earthquake, with serious loss of life, and text and photographs alike had to be revisited. Many of the chimneys photographed after September were destroyed in February. This book is a visual history of Christchurch chimneys - domestic, commercial and industrial, most of which no longer exist.
    While noting the quirky and unusual, it also attempts to document the typical styles of successive periods, from late Victorian to Art Deco and the latest versions on new houses, that serve as reminders of the diverse heritage of the European chimney.

    ISBN: 9781927145104
    Edition: 1
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Rice, Geoffrey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Anzacs
    Anzacs
    Gallipoli was the final resting place for thousands of young Australians. Death struck so fast there was not time for escape or burial. And when Gallipoli was over there was the misery of the European Campaign. Patsy Adam-Smith read over 8000 diaries and letters to write her acclaimed best-seller about the First World War. Soldiers sought her out to tell her why they went, what they saw, and how they felt about that great holocaust. Their simple accounts are more vivid than any novel; the years have not dimmed their memories of lost comrades and the horrors of war. These are the extraordinary experiences of ordinary men - and they strike to the heart. Winner of the Age Book of the Year award when first published in 1978, The Anzacs remains unrivalled as the classic account of Australia's involvement in the First World War.

    ISBN: 9780143571667
    Publication date: 26/03/2014
    Price: $13.99
    Author: Adam-Smith, Patsy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.99
  • Ask that Mountain the Story of Parihaka
    Ask that Mountain the Story of Parihaka
    Parihaka has become a byword for Maori refusal to yield land, culture and dignity to New Zealand's colonial government. Well after the end of the New Zealand Wars, the people of this small settlement at the foot of Mt Taranaki held out against the encroachments of Pakeha settlers in a struggle that swapped the weapons of war for the weapons of peace. Taking as their symbol the white feather, the chiefs Te Whiti and Tohu led Parihaka in one of the world's first-recorded campaigns of passive resistance. Maori ploughmen wrote its message across the settlers' pastures, and Maori fencers underlined the point by throwing barriers across the queen's highways. Withstanding repeated military action, the spirit of resistance born at Parihaka kept alive the flame of that supposedly 'dying race', the Maori. Ask That Mountain draws on official papers, settler manuscripts and oral history to give the first complete account of what took place at Parihaka. Now in its ninth edition, this seminal work was in 1995 named by the Sunday Star-Times as one of the ten most important books published in New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9780143010869
    Publication date: 24/11/2008
    Edition: R
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Scott, Dick
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Bateman Illustrated History of New Zealand
    Bateman Illustrated History of New Zealand
    "New Zealand's past has been a rollercoaster ride of hopes, dreams, wars and peace." In his fully revised Illustrated History, noted historian Matthew Wright brings New Zealand's turbulent, exciting past to life, tracing our journey from the arrival of Polynesians over 800 years ago, to the discovery by Europe, race relations, jingoism, devastating world wars, the age of the pavlova paradise, the turbulence of the Springbok tour protests and beyond. Nearly 600 paintings, maps, sketches and photographs from the collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library highlight New Zealand's journey from past into present.

    ISBN: 9781869538415
    Publication date: 15/09/2013
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Wright, Matthew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Best of Both Worlds the Story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau
    Best of Both Worlds the Story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau
    In 1895 a meeting took place in the rugged Urewera ranges - Tuhoe country - that would have lasting effects on our views of traditional Maori society. Elsdon Best, a self-taught anthropologist and quartermaster on the road past Lake Waikaremoana, was sought out by a leading Tuhoe chief, Tutakangahau of Maungapohatu. The stories he gave to Best to be recorded for future generations are with us today. Best went on to become a noted Pakeha authority on a people he would style as the last of 'the oldtime Maori'. How much did the old man tell him? Was it freely given? Can Best's writings - so pervasive today in our understanding of Maori culture - be truly relied upon? In his unique examination of this historically significant relationship, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman poses such searching questions, further informing a vital national debate on the shared identity - and destiny - of Maori and Pakeha.

    ISBN: 9780143008422
    Publication date: 01/03/2010
    Price: $20.00
    Author: Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Between Worlds
    Between Worlds
    'Vivid, convincing and utterly memorable.'-Michael King, North & SouthAnne Salmond's extraordinary Between Worlds begins with the arrival of Cook's second expedition in 1773 and takes the story through to 1815, with the establishment of the first British missionary settlement in the Bay of Islands. It describes Cook's second and third voyages, telling of a time when white settlers first lived on the shores of New Zealand, often joining Maori communities - the first so-called Pakeha-Maori. These Maori communities were working out their own strategies for dealing with the strangers in their midst. New ways of living began to emerge between Maori and European.Between Worlds redefines or understanding of the earliest days of Maori and European interaction and forces us to rethink New Zealand's shared history.'There is perhaps no scholar working in Oceania better equipped in knowledge, skills and sentiment to write obetween worldso history . . . That, I think, is the supreme grace of Anne Salmond's work.'-Greg Dening, Australian Historical Studies

    ISBN: 9780143772170
    Publication date: 26/02/2018
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Salmond, Anne
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Braided River Migration and the Personal Essay
    Braided River Migration and the Personal Essay
    The Braided River explores contemporary migration to New Zealand through an examination of 200 personal essays written by 37 migrants from 20 different countries, spanning all ages and life stages. The first book to examine migration through the lens of the personal essay, The Braided River presents migration as a lifelong experience that affects everything from language, home, work, family and friendship to finances, citizenship and social benefits. Like migrants themselves, The Braided River crosses boundaries, working at the intersections of literature, history, philosophy and sociology to discuss questions of identity and belonging.Throughout, Diane Comer, both migrant and essayist herself, demonstrates the versatility of the personal essay as a means to analyse and understand migration, an issue with increasing relevance worldwide.

    ISBN: 9781988531533
    Publication date: 01/06/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Comer, Diane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Bus Stops on the Moon
    Bus Stops on the Moon
    Bus Stops on the Moon is a personal and a cultural history. As memoir, it is a sequel to The Dreaming Land (2015). A troubled and restless young Martin Edmond is on his way to becoming the wiser, older man who will sit down and write both narratives. As cultural history, the book gives us a participants-eye view of the early years of Alan Brunton and Sally Rodwells avant-garde theatre troupe Red Mole. Formed in 1974, Red Mole performed Dadaesque cabaret, agit-prop, costume drama, street theatre, circus and puppetry, live music, and became a national sensation. They toured the country with Split Enz and travelled internationally. One of Red Moles five founding principles was to escape programmed behaviour by remaining erratic. They ticked that one off. In Bus Stops on the Moon Martin Edmond offers, with his customary elegance, a rich and entertaining picture of the high times and low lives of Red Mole.

    ISBN: 9781988592510
    Publication date: 30/09/2020
    Price: $39.95
    Author: Edmond, Martin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.95
  • Can't Get There from Here: New Zealand Passenger Rail Since 1920
    Can't Get There from Here: New Zealand Passenger Rail Since 1920
    Urban passenger rail patronage in Auckland and Wellington is now booming after many years of decline. Outside these two centres, however, the situation is quite different: intercity and regional passenger rail services are scarce, and no other city possesses suburban rail. Not only does this hamper the mobility of regional New Zealanders, it is incongruous in light of the climate emergency declared by many local councils.
    Can't Get There from Here traces the expansion and - more commonly - the contraction of New Zealand's passenger rail network over the last century. What is the historical context of today's imbalance between rail and road? How far and wide did the passenger rail network once run? Why is there an abject lack of services beyond the North Island's two main cities, even as demand for passenger transport continues to grow? This book seeks to answer these questions.
    In this fascinating study, Andre Brett argues that the trend away from passenger rail might appear inevitable and irreversible but it was not. Things could have been - and still could be - very different. We need to understand the challenges that brought passenger rail to the brink of extinction in order to create policy for future transport that is efficient and sustainable.

    ISBN: 9781990048098
    Publication date: 10/12/2021
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Brett, Andre
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $65.00
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