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Nelson & Marlborough

ISBN: 9781877303319

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Southern Grandeur : New Zealand's South Island

ISBN: 9781877303272

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Peter Morath is a notable New Zealand scenic photographer. He has an eye for colour and vibrancy and his work has been in demand for several decades.
The ...


Peter Morath is a notable New Zealand scenic photographer. He has an eye for colour and vibrancy and his work has been in demand for several decades.
The breathtaking scenery of the South Island has been captured by Peter's lens and each photograph has been captioned. In addition, each area has a small history and things-to-see text to accompany the stunning photographs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 152


Dimensions: 286 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2012


$39.99 $29.99
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
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.


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Pages: 240


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-1970


$39.99 $19.99
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
Whispers of Waitaha : Traditions of a Nation

ISBN: 9780958254106

Author: Peter & Makere Ruka Te Korako    Publisher: Wharariki

Pages: 334


Tags: New Zealand   History
$115.00 $57.50
I love the bush

ISBN: 9781877303210

Author: Jenny Mundy    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Come for a quiet, peaceful walk through the New Zealand bush and see it through a child's eyes. Meet trees that talk, watch shadows chasing each other, find st...


Come for a quiet, peaceful walk through the New Zealand bush and see it through a child's eyes. Meet trees that talk, watch shadows chasing each other, find strange creatures slithering through the grass, hear the birds sing in the clear air. Learn about the the mighty Kahikatea trees as told by Grandad and Grandma Kahikatea who have lived in the bush for over 600 years. This delightful rhyming story is illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs and will encourage children to explore reserves in their area to see what they can discover.


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2011


$19.99
Orana Wildlife Park

ISBN: 9781877303166

Author: Jenny Mundy    Publisher: The Caxton Press

This book is both an entertaining and educational visit through Orana Wildlife Park. The rhythm and delightful rhymes will appeal to children and adults alike....


This book is both an entertaining and educational visit through Orana Wildlife Park. The rhythm and delightful rhymes will appeal to children and adults alike. High quality photos make it a book to be treasured.


$19.99
Esplin: Tom and Edith's Creative Journeys

ISBN: 9780473125981

Author: Donald Offwood    Publisher: Southern Lights Books

Price Reduced. Was $60.00



Tom Esplins artistic career started at the early age of 10, when he was awarded first prize for a sketch of...


Price Reduced. Was $60.00



Tom Esplins artistic career started at the early age of 10, when he was awarded first prize for a sketch of his father. At age 18, he won a scholarship from the Edinburgh

College of Arts, where his art master

commented that Esplin was one of the best pupils he had had presented for some years and he predicted a brilliant career for the lad.

After his duty serving in the war, he took up a teaching exchange in Dunedin. He and his family decided to emigrate to New Zealand and began a lecturing position at Otago

University for the next 25 years. During this time, he developed his trademark and unique palette knife impasto technique.

During his full life Tom completed over 3,500 paintings, so this commemorative book can only touch the surface. It is a sketch of his lifes journey with camera and palette knife in hand.


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 270 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 24-07-2012


$40.00
Beyond Cook's Gardens : A Writer's Journey

ISBN: 9780473163327

Author: Norman Harris    Publisher: Last Side Publishing

Pages: 200


Tags: Biography   New Zealand
$29.95
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