• Crossing Ahead
    Crossing Ahead
    At a time when city tramways and railways in New Zealand fed each other's networks and often crossed the respective right-of-way's, noted author Graham Stewart shares the previously undocumented story and images of these interesting interfaces The crossing of a heavy-rail railway train with a light-railed street vehicle over a street level crossing has always required extreme caution. From the early crossing keeper holding their red and green flags to high-tech signals of today; there has never been any room for a margin of error. For over 90 years when trams met trains, not one life has been recorded as having been lost in an accident - a truly remarkable record of safety. Some tram lines to the suburbs stopped just before a railway level crossing, as to proceed further would have required the additional maintenance cost of the crossing's manganese steel track diamonds, the crossing keeper's wages and signalmen of those years. This is the story of those crossings whether they were level or the vehicles crossed on a viaduct or bridge. The story is lavishly illustrated with photographs and diagrams researched from archives throughout New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9780908573981
    Publication date: 30/05/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Stewart, Graham
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Crossing the Lines The Story of Three Homosexual New Zealand Soldiers in WWII
    Crossing the Lines The Story of Three Homosexual New Zealand Soldiers in WWII
    In Crossing the Lines, Brent Coutts brings to light the previously untold history of New Zealand homosexual soldiers in World War II, drawing on the experiences of ordinary men who lived through extraordinary times.
    At the centre of the story are New Zealand soldiers Harold Robinson, Ralph Dyer and Douglas Morison, who shared a queer identity and love of performance. Through their roles as female impersonators in Kiwi concert parties in the Pacific and Egypt they found a place to live as gay men within the military forces, boosting the morale of personnel in the Pacific Campaign and, along the way, falling in love with some of the men they met.
    Crossing the Lines is a richly illustrated account that follows the men from their formative pre-war lives, through the difficult wartime years to their experiences living in a postwar London where they embraced the many new possibilities available. It is a story of strong friendships, the search for love and belonging as homosexuals within the military and civilian worlds, and the creation of the foundation of the queer community today.

    ISBN: 9781988592381
    Publication date: 01/07/2020
    Price: $49.95
    Author: Coutts, Brent
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $49.95
  • Dead Letters: Censorship and Subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920
    Dead Letters: Censorship and Subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920
    In 1918, from deep within the West Coast bush, a miner on the run from the military wrote a letter to his sweetheart. Two months later he was in jail. Like millions of others, his letter had been steamed open by a team of censors shrouded in secrecy. Using their confiscated mail as a starting point, Dead Letters: Censorship and subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920 reveals the remarkable stories of people caught in the web of wartime surveillance.
    Among them were a feisty German-born socialist, a Norwegian watersider, an affectionate Irish nationalist, a love-struck miner, an aspiring Maxim Gorky, a cross-dressing doctor, a nameless rural labourer, an avid letter writer with a hatred of war, and two mystical dairy farmers with a poetic bent. Military censorship within New Zealand meant that their letters were stopped, confiscated and filed away, sealed and unread for over 100 years. Until now.
    Intimate and engaging, this dramatic narrative weaves together the personal and political, bringing to light the reality of wartime censorship.
    In an age of growing state power, new forms of surveillance and control, and fragility of the right to privacy and freedom of opinion, Dead Letters is a startling reminder that we have been here before.

    ISBN: 9781988531526
    Publication date: 01/03/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Davidson, Jared
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Decolonizing Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples
    Decolonizing Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples
    This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research - specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth'. Concepts such as 'discovery' and 'claiming' are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonisation of research methods will help to reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. Now in its eagerly awaited second edition, published in New Zealand by Otago University Press, this bestselling book has been substantially revised, with new case-studies and examples and important additions on new indigenous literature, and the role of research in indigenous struggles for social justice, which brings this essential volume urgently up-to-date.

    ISBN: 9781877578281
    Publication date: 01/06/2012
    Edition: 2
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Smith, Linda Tuhiwai
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Doctors in Denial: the Forgotten Women in the 'Unfortunate Experiment'
    Doctors in Denial: the Forgotten Women in the 'Unfortunate Experiment'
    When Dr Ron Jones joined the staff of National Women's Hospital in Auckland in 1973 as a junior obstetrician and gynaecologist, Professor Herbert Green's study into the natural history of carcinoma in-situ of the cervix (CIS) - later called 'the unfortunate experiment' - had been in progress for seven years. By the mid-1960s there was almost universal agreement among gynaecologists and pathologists worldwide that CIS was a precursor of cancer, requiring complete removal. Green, however, believed otherwise, and embarked on a study of women with CIS, without their consent, that involved merely observing, rather than definitively treating them. Many women subsequently developed cancer and some died. In 1984 Jones and senior colleagues Dr Bill McIndoe and Dr Jock McLean published a scientific paper that exposed the truth, and the disastrous outcome of Green's experiment. In a public inquiry in 1987 Judge Sylvia Cartwright observed that an unethical experiment had been carried out in large numbers of women for over 20 years. Since that time there have been attempts to cast Green's work in a more generous light.
    This rewriting of history has spurred Ron Jones to set the record straight by telling his personal story: a story of the unnecessary suffering of countless women, a story of professional arrogance and misplaced loyalties, and a story of doctors in denial of the truth.

    ISBN: 9780947522438
    Publication date: 28/02/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Jones, Ronald W.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • First Map How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand
    First Map How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand
    The story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, lavishly produced and richly illustrated

    Since it was published by the Admiralty in 1816, James Cook's chart of New Zealand has long been regarded as one of the most extraordinary achievements in the history of cartography. First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand tells the human story behind the creation of Cook's famous chart, following the progress of his six-month circumnavigation of New Zealand and piecing the map together as the narrative on H.M.B. Endeavour unfolds. It is a story of courage, dogged perseverance and Cook's extraordinary skills as both cartographer and seafarer. Scenes from Tessa Duder's evocative text are beautifully recreated by award-winning illustrator David Elliot in this exquisite large format edition. Published to coincide with the Tuia - Encounters 250 commemoration of James Cook's 1769-70 journey around New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9781775540946
    Publication date: 19/08/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Duder, Tessa
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • For King and Country Four Brothers Four Crosses
    For King and Country Four Brothers Four Crosses
    The third of three books by military historian Jock Vennell on New Zealand's participation in World War 1 through the experiences of its commanders and the men they led. A biography of Major General Sir Andrew Russell, commander of the New Zealand Division in France from 1916 to the end of the war, was followed by the first published biography of Gallipoli hero, Lieutenant Colonel William Malone. This book is the story of a New Zealand family of five brothers who enlisted to fight for their country in World War 1 and never returned. They were among the more than 18,000 young men who lost their lives fighting for the British Empire to which their country belonged in 1914. Countless others were badly wounded or returned home so physically and mentally damaged that they could play no useful part in post-war society. Through the tragedy of the Christophers family, military historian Jock Vennell traces the social and economic damage done to New Zealand society by the war, destroying so many of the best of its coming generation, disrupting nationally important industries and social services and limiting personal freedoms. He looks at why so many young men willingly answered the call to serve their King, country, and empire, despite the terrible loss of life sustained on the battlefields of Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East over four years of

    ISBN: 9781927167397
    Publication date: 22/10/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Vennell, Jock
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • For the Record an Encyclopaedia of Historical Aspects of New Zealand Physical Education
    For the Record an Encyclopaedia of Historical Aspects of New Zealand Physical Education
    An historical account of aspects of NZ's physical education. The book consists of 100's of items arranged in encyclopaedia format. Items consist of influential people, key events and milestones in the history of physical education in New Zealand. The book also contains the most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly articles etc about NZ's physical education and a detailed chronology.

    ISBN: 9780473219598
    Publication date: 01/12/2012
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Stothart, Bob And Culpan, Ian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Forgotten Wars Why the Musket Wars Matter Today
    Forgotten Wars Why the Musket Wars Matter Today
    Long-awaited short and reorganised version of The Musket Wars * Brilliantly written and clearly explained, with fact boxes * Detailed maps and plentiful illustrations Ron Crosby brilliantly rewrites his seminal The Musket Wars on a thematic basis, simplifying it to a concise work full of maps and illustrations for the general reader.

    ISBN: 9780947506797
    Publication date: 13/10/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Crosby, Ron
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • From Suffrage to a Seat in the House The path to parliament for New Zealand women
    From Suffrage to a Seat in the House The path to parliament for New Zealand women
    New Zealand has always proudly worn its status of being the first country to enfranchise women. But not many know that it took a further 40 long years to get the first woman elected to Parliament. In fact women were not even entitled to stand as candidates in national elections until 1919 - 26 years after they won the right to vote in those elections. Even then there was resistance, with editor of the Auckland Star stating that it would open the way for 'a class of aggressive females who, thirsting for publicity, would be constantly pushing themselves forward into positions for which they are in no sense fitted'. The journey 'from the home to the House' was a shamefully protracted one for New Zealand women, as many male parliamentarians who grudgingly accepted the franchise being extended to women staunchly resisted any further progress. Their political machinations and filibustering were highly effective. Eventually, with an additional 130,000 voters enrolled, politicians began to realise that women's votes - and even women's voices - mattered. However, it was not until 1933 that the first woman was elected to the New Zealand Parliament, when Elizabeth McCombs won the Lyttelton seat, following the death of her husband, the sitting MP. The history of women striving to share in governing the country, a neglected footnote in the nation's electoral history, is now captured in this essential work by Jenny Coleman. She has drawn on a wide range of sources to create a rich portrayal of a rapidly evolving colonial society in which new ideas and social change were in constant friction with the status quo.

    ISBN: 9781988592268
    Publication date: 30/04/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Coleman, Jenny
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Funny As The Story of New Zealand Comedy
    Funny As The Story of New Zealand Comedy
    From the Kiwi Concert Party to The Topp Twins, Billy T. James to Rose Matafeo, Fred Dagg to Flight of the Conchords, New Zealanders have made each other laugh in ways distinctive to these islands. Funny As tells the story of comedy in this country through more than 300 pictures and an engaging text based on over 100 interviews with our best comedians. Published alongside a major Television New Zealand documentary series at a time when comedy has never been bigger, the book takes us inside the comedy clubs, cabarets and television studios where comedians work; it charts the rise of cartoons and skits, parody and stand-up; it introduces us to how New Zealand's funniest men and women have made sense (and nonsense) out of this country's changing culture and society. Funny As is the authoritative, hilarious story of New Zealand comedy.

    ISBN: 9781869409005
    Publication date: 08/08/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Horan, Paul & Matthews, Philip
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • G F Von Tempsky Artist and Adventurer
    G F Von Tempsky Artist and Adventurer
    Biography of G.F. von Tempsky - folk hero, soldier, adventurer, artist and musician. Von Tempsky in Prussia, Central America, travels in Mexico, Californian gold rushes and the New Zealand Maori-European Land Wars of the 1860s.

    45 full page colour plates and illustrated catalogue raisonne of his art and scrimshaw work

    Limited to 1250 numbered copies.

    ISBN: 9780908578207
    Price: $120.00
    Author: Young, Rose, Curnow, Heather, King, Michael
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $120.00
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