Category:

 NZ History

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Shortlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Illustrated Non Fiction 2019   

The Sāmoan Islands are virtually unique in that tattooing has been continuously practised with indigenous techniques: the design of the full male tattoo, the pe'a, has evolved in subtle ways since the nineteenth century, but remains as elaborate, mean... read more

Tatau: A History of Samoan Tattooing

Category:

 NZ History

Awards:Finalist for the Non-fiction Elsie Locke Award of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2018.

The story of the 19th century New Zealand Wars, a part of New Zealand's history that many people wish they knew more about. The book describes how the wars came about, where and when they were fought, who was involved, and how they affected women and children. It explains th... read more

The New Zealand Wars

Category:

 NZ History

At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year New Zealanders remember the end of the First World War. Armistice Day. Kiwi soldiers returned home to a terrible influenza epidemic, as the population grieved for the loss of life. Memor... read more

Armistice Day: The New Zealand Story

Category:

 NZ History

In search of 'ghosts on the road', Mark Wallbank, founder of Haunted Auckland, goes roadtrippin' with his ghost hunting gadgets, cameras and other recording equipment to investigate paranormal legends and Auckland's allegedly haunted locations. Join Mark as he sets out... read more

Haunted New Zealand Road Trip

Category:

 NZ History

This important book moves beyond the world of labour to identify and illustrate other forms of precarity in New Zealand, including the lack of opportunities for cultural expression and the struggle to be safe. It focuses on N... read more

Precarity: Uncertain, Insecure and Unequal Lives in Aotearoa New Zealand

Lake Tekapo, with it¿s dazzling blue glacial water and backdrop of the Southern Alps, is one of the major drawcards of the South Island¿s Mackenzie Country. While most people¿s experience of Tekapo is the bustling tourist village, there is a... read more

High Country Stations of Lake Tekapo

Category:

 NZ History

Reading Level:near fine
Awards:Shortisted for the 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards - The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction.

After the battle of Orakau in 1864 and the end of the war in the Waikato, Tawhiao, the second Maori King, and his supporters were forced into an armed isolation in the Rohe Potae, the King Country. For the next twenty years, the ... read more

Dancing with the King: The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885

Category:

 NZ History

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He Whakaputanga Declaration Independence

Category:

 NZ History

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Auckland Then and Now

Category:

 NZ History

Awards:Long-listed for Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - General Non-Fiction 2017.

A monumental new account of the defining conflict in New Zealand history. It was war in the Waikato in 1863-64 that shaped the nation in all kinds of ways: setting back Maori and Pakeha relations by several generations and allowing the government t... read more

The Great War For New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000

A powerful and beautifully-illustrated story of two New Zealand brothers at Gallipoli and the Sinai Desert. Bringing together original letters, stunning photographs and extraordinary objects sent back from the front, Brothers in Arms evokes the experience of the Great War in a uniquely moving and accessible way.

Brothers in Arms: Gordon & Robin Harper in the Great War

A seriously fun New Zealand toy story! Toys are made for playing with, but they are also serious business, as this remarkable story of New Zealanders and their toys makes clear. In Hello Girls and Boys! David Veart digs through a few centuries of pocket knives and plasticine to take us deep into the c... read more

Hello Girls & Boys! A New Zealand Toy Story