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 NZ History

In the 1980s, Maurice Shadbolt began to research New Zealand's part in the tragic Gallipoli campaign of 1915 - research which was to lead to his stage play Once on Chunuk Bair, a television documentary, and this book Voices of Gallipoli. Voices of Gallipoli is compelling testimony to a pilgrimage whic... read more

Voices of Gallipoli

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 NZ History

This collection of 48 speeches tells the story of New Zealand’s development as a nation.
Through the eyes and words of those at the heart of landmark events, you’ll learn how our country was shaped.  They include declarations of w... read more

Speeches That Shaped New Zealand: 1814-1956
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 NZ History

Reading Level:Very Good

Edited by Merata Kawharu Maranga mai! Our people. We have become complacent. Our language and our marae are struggling. Yet we remain asleep. We need to wake up! – Merimeri Penfold, Taitokerau kuia From the time of the M?ori renaissance of the 1970s and 1980s, M?ori made huge efforts to reinvigo... read more

Maranga Mai! Te Reo and Marae in Crisis?

Inside New Zealand's famous national children's hospital. Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital is a landmark New Zealand institution. The passion and dedication of staff at all levels shines from these pages, which detail how Starship has grown and developed over the last 21 years. How does an impo... read more

Starship: Inside Our National Children's Hospital

A major new account of Pākehā and the land in New Zealand. During the nineteenth century European settlers transformed the environment of New Zealand’s South Island. They diverted streams and drained marshe... read more

Home in the Howling Wilderness: Settlers and the Environment in Southern New Zealand

Questions of identity and belonging have been in the spotlight in New Zealand in recent years, and Celebrating Forgetting investigates these through the history of Maori and Croatian communities in the far North. In the early twen... read more

Tarara : Croats and Maori in New Zealand - Memory, belonging, indentity

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 NZ History

Reading Level:Near Fine

For almost 200 years, the English have been one of the largest migrant streams to New Zealand, yet relatively little has been written about their experiences here. This book brings together leading international and local researchers to explore a wide ran... read more

Far from 'Home': The English in New Zealand

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 NZ History

Reading Level:very good

The MV Rena was making 17 knots when she ploughed into the Astrolabe Reef in October 2011. On her way from Napier towards Tauranga carrying 1368 containers, 1700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil and 200 tonnes of marine diesel she impaled her bow on a pinnacle of rock... read more

Black Tide: The Story Behind the Rena Disaster

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 NZ History

The Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011 was one of the worst natural disasters in New Zealand's history. The quake devastated New Zealand's second biggest city and caused significant damage to infrastructure both within Christchurch itself and its imme... read more

Christchurch 22.2: Beyond the Cordon

In 1902, after winning coveted teaching contacts, twenty New Zealand women travelled to South Africa and were stationed in the concentration camps created by the Anglo-Boer war, charged with the mission of e... read more

Teachers for South Africa: New Zealand women at the South African war concentration camps

From the late 1950s to the mid 1980s, when most of them were closed down, the New Zealand government maintained 26 residences for children and teenagers. Some of those children had the bad fortune to come from families with large numbers of c... read more

Little Criminals: The story of a New Zealand boys' home

Celebrating the much loved Kiwi culinary tradition of fish 'n' chips, the author recalls his Dalmatian grandfather and a heritage of fish 'n' chips and sketches the early history of fish 'n' chips in New Zealand. He tells how the English 'chippie was transpl... read more

Fish'n chips:The great New Zealand feed