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Christchurch Crimes 1850-1875

ISBN: 9781927145395

Author: Geoffrey Rice    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

While researching nineteenth-century Christchurch newspapers for another book, historian Geoff Rice was struck by the diversity of crime in early Christchurch, ...


While researching nineteenth-century Christchurch newspapers for another book, historian Geoff Rice was struck by the diversity of crime in early Christchurch, and the amount of detail in the court reports. Fascinated by what he was reading, he became diverted from the task at hand and set about writing this book instead: about crime and punishment in the first 25 years of Canterbury settlement.
The stories are drawn from newspaper reports, with further detail added from police records and the court minute books. The events are contextualised by Professor Rice's extensive knowledge of the times. It is not an academic study; nor is it a work of fiction. Rather it is an attempt at evidence-based reconstruction of crimes and courtroom proceedings, opening a window on the lives and deeds of ordinary people who lived in this place over 140 years ago.
History is usually written by the winners, and it is rare to hear the voices of ordinary folk from the remote past. Yet such were the shorthand skills of 19th-century newspaper reporters that courtroom testimony and cross-examinations were often captured verbatim, especially in the more sensational murder trials. Reading these reports one can almost hear the voices of the past. We catch glimpses of cabbies, shopkeepers, clerks and housewives going about their daily work, with descriptions of homes or workplaces, and the occasional fight in a pub.
The stories are often dramatic and even sensational, sometimes horrifying, sometimes amusing, often rather sad. Their crimes mirror the difficult realities of colonial life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 228


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2012


Tags: August 2012   History   New Zealand
$30.00
Ripped Apart : A City In Chaos

ISBN: 9780473215392

Author: Bob Parker   

Ripped Apart is Mayor Bob Parker’s personal story about the earthquakes that devastated Christchurch. Bob’s tireless and unflappable communications gained h...


Ripped Apart is Mayor Bob Parker’s personal story about the earthquakes that devastated Christchurch. Bob’s tireless and unflappable communications gained him superstar status around the world.
He so impressed the American TV network, NBC, it broadcast to the world that New York, after 9/11, had Rudy Giuliani. Christchurch, after the earthquakes, had Bob Parker.
A Christchurch mother said: “For eight days I lived in my house under a table with my children because we were so scared. The only thing that calmed us was Bob’s voice on the radio. We trusted him”.
Within a few months of his triumphs the tide turned. The Minister of Earthquake Recovery, Gerry Brownlee, dubbed him “a clown”; his council was dysfunctional; and Government, not the council, controlled the city’s rebuild.
Ripped Apart reveals the arguments, indecision, petty jealousies, power struggles and policies that occurred before, during, and after the crises. These are balanced with glimpses of dedication, courage, compassion and a unique vision. It is a story about people behind the scenes and events that saw Christchurch Ripped Apart, not just physically, but politically and emotionally.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-1970


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Along Blueskin Road

ISBN: 9781877257339

Author: James Norcliffe    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Along Blueskin Road is a rich and diverse collection of poems from one of New Zealand's Leading poets. Whether tender, lyrical, quirky or comic, the poems are i...


Along Blueskin Road is a rich and diverse collection of poems from one of New Zealand's Leading poets. Whether tender, lyrical, quirky or comic, the poems are invariably richly imaginative and beautifully crafted.
Many of the poems were written in Dunedin during James Norcliffe's tenure as Burns Fellow and are imbued with a sense of this most poetic and individual of New Zealand's cities; other poems derive from places as diverse as Borneo and the antebellum American South.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 86


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2005


$24.95
Otago & Southland heritage houses

ISBN: 9781877303197

Author: Rodney Wells and Tessa Ward    Publisher: The Caxton Press

This book is a beautifully illustrated account of 76 heritage houses located in Otago and Southland. Fine pen and ink drawings by renowned artist Rodney Wells ...


This book is a beautifully illustrated account of 76 heritage houses located in Otago and Southland. Fine pen and ink drawings by renowned artist Rodney Wells are complemented by Tessa Ward's text which is a wonderful insight into the people who have done so much to shape the culture of our country.


Pages: 76


Publication Date: 01-11-2010


$65.00
Gluten-free Parties and Picnics: Great Food for Children and Families

ISBN: 9780473107741

Authors: Rodney Dr Ford, Liz Fazakarley    Publisher: RRS Global Limited

Oh dear, it's Libby's birthday - how will we manage to do a gluten-free party? How will we cope on a family picnic? This book will teach your child about glute...


Oh dear, it's Libby's birthday - how will we manage to do a gluten-free party? How will we cope on a family picnic? This book will teach your child about gluten, show them how to cope, make gluten-free fun and tell your friends what to do. It is full of great party and picnic ideas while making it easy for your children to understand about gluten and realise it's ok to be gluten-free.


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 147 x 210 mm


$19.95
Going Gluten-free: How to Get Started

ISBN: 9780473104917

Author: Chris Ford    Publisher: RRS Global Limited

Are you thinking about going gluten-free? Does gluten make you ill? One in ten people react to gluten - do you? This book gives you the 3 steps to getting star...


Are you thinking about going gluten-free? Does gluten make you ill? One in ten people react to gluten - do you? This book gives you the 3 steps to getting started on your gluten-free diet. Starting with identifying if you really are gluten sensitive, then, on to a shopping list to help you work out what you can and can't eat. Finally, plenty of recipes and eating ideas to make you feel much better and full of life again. 148 x 210 mm 64 pages


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


$14.95
The Gluten Syndrome: is Wheat Causing You Harm?

ISBN: 9780473124724

Author: Rodney Dr Ford    Publisher: RRS Global Limited

One in ten people suffer from The Gluten Syndrome - but most are unaware of it. Gluten can cause a wide range of illnesses and diseases, including neurological ...


One in ten people suffer from The Gluten Syndrome - but most are unaware of it. Gluten can cause a wide range of illnesses and diseases, including neurological disorders and coeliac disease. This book shows how these problems are related and explains how you can solve your health problems. Dr Rodney Ford has been promoting this book on National Radio, is speaking at the Auckland Gluten & Allergy Free Expo July 6th, plus many press releases.


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 210 mm


$34.95
The Book for the Sick, Tired and Grumpy

ISBN: 9780473100797

Authors: Rodney Dr Ford, Liz Fazakarley    Publisher: RRS Global Limited

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired - and grumpy? Do you get the run-around" with your health concerns? Are you getting frustrated with no real ans...


Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired - and grumpy? Do you get the run-around" with your health concerns? Are you getting frustrated with no real answers? This book might give you these answers at last! eating gluten might be the cause of all of your health problems. 192 pages 210 x 147 mm First published 2005."


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 147 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2005


$34.99
Are You Gluten-Sensitive?

ISBN: 9780476009172

Authors: Rodney Dr Ford, Liz Fazakarley    Publisher: RRS Global Limited

Pages: 190


Dimensions: 147 x 210 mm


$34.99
Born To Thunder : Champions of New Zealand cycling

ISBN: 9780473109295

Author: D. J. (Desmond Joseph) Williams    Publisher: Last Side Publishing

Born To Thunder profiles New Zealand's Olympic medallists Gary Anderson and Sarah Ulmer, earlier heroes like Nick Carter and Warwick Dalton, and many other gian...


Born To Thunder profiles New Zealand's Olympic medallists Gary Anderson and Sarah Ulmer, earlier heroes like Nick Carter and Warwick Dalton, and many other giants of the road and track over the past 60 years.


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 220 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2010


$29.99
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