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Esplin: Tom and Edith's Creative Journeys

ISBN: 9780473125981

Author: Donald Offwood    Publisher: Southern Lights Books

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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
A Nurse at War: Emily Peter, 1858-1927

ISBN: 9780908714094

Author: Joan Woodward & Glenys Mitchell    Publisher: Te Waihora Press

DoP Sept 2008, Christchurch Raised on a remote sheep farm in the Mid Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island, Emily Peters (1858-1927) had a remarkable...


DoP Sept 2008, Christchurch Raised on a remote sheep farm in the Mid Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island, Emily Peters (1858-1927) had a remarkable career as a nurse. In the 1890s she travelled to the United Kingdom to train at Westminster Hospital. She then nursed in England and served as a nurse in the South African War and in Serbia and Egypt during World War I. In this intriguing book, two authors, Joan Woodward and Glenys Mitchell, have linked Emily Peter's surviving papers - among them a fascinating nursing casebook and a vivid war diary - into a narrative account of an extraordinary life of devotion to helping others. The book illuminates the history of nursing in England and New Zealand. It also casts a light on an emerging New Zealand nationhood and on women's emancipation. In Emily Peter's life and writings readers will see New Zealanders of British descent becoming a distinct people with their own national characteristics over a single generation.


Pages: 167


Tags: History   New Zealand   Military
$45.00
Otago & Southland heritage houses

ISBN: 9781877303203

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: 81


Dimensions: 270 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2011


$45.00
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


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Nelson & Marlborough

ISBN: 9781877303319

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

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Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Natural History of Banks Peninsula (Rev Ed 2013)

ISBN: 9781927145531

Author: Hugh Wilson    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Banks Peninsula, treasured by Christchurch
city dwellers, peninsula residents
and visitors from afar, is a unique volcanic landform jutting eastward...


Banks Peninsula, treasured by Christchurch
city dwellers, peninsula residents
and visitors from afar, is a unique volcanic landform jutting eastwards into the Pacific from the otherwise unsurprising Canterbury Plains.
Once forested from side to side, and from sea to summits, the land was stripped of nearly all its trees, and much of its original
wildlife, by two great waves of human colonisation, Polynesian and European. Much indigenous biodiversity remains, however,
and native forest cover is increasing.
This book traces what happened, and presents a concise and up-to-date summary of today’s landscape, vegetation and wildlife.
The text is accompanied by stunning photographs and charming drawings, as well as by figures, tables and full checklists of species.
The author is well qualified to write about the region’s flora, fauna, geology and ecology. For more than 20 years Hugh Wilson has worked on Hinewai, a privately owned and funded nature reserve that is freely open to the public. Before that he undertook
a five-year detailed botanical survey of Banks Peninsula.
Natural History of Banks Peninsula, now in this revised edition, is essential reading for locals and visitors alike. For the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, which sponsored
its publication, the book is part of a mission to disseminate information and foster the protection and restoration of the region’s special natural values.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2013


$30.00
The Canoes of Kupe : A History of Martinborough District

ISBN: 9780992247508

Author: Roberta McIntyre   

The Canoes of Kupe is a comprehensive account of Martinborough and its personalities from the beginnings of settlement by Maori through to the 21st century.

The Canoes of Kupe is a comprehensive account of Martinborough and its personalities from the beginnings of settlement by Maori through to the 21st century.
The Martinborough district, at the southern end of New Zealand’s North Island, has had a colourful history – some similar to other parts of the country and some distinctively different. From the large sheep runs of the 19th century to today’s boutique wineries, it is a story enhanced by Roberta McIntyre’s comprehensive research in private and public archives and her oral history interviews. The author also skilfully places the district’s history within the context of national and international events that had repercussions for life in the town and through its hinterland.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 05-12-2012


$49.50
The McIlrath Letters

ISBN: 9780956429308

Author: David McIlrath    Publisher: Killyleagh Branch Of The North Of Ireland Family History Society

Here is a series of sixty-four letters, carefully preserved by Mary McIlrath in Killinchy, Co. Down, N. Ireland.

They detail the progress of Mary’...


Here is a series of sixty-four letters, carefully preserved by Mary McIlrath in Killinchy, Co. Down, N. Ireland.

They detail the progress of Mary’s great uncles, the two McIlrath brothers who emigrated in 1860 to New Zealand, and describe their work and achievements over fifty-five years. Historically and genealogically valuable are the frequent references to other emigrants from Killinchy and surrounding district whom they frequently met there. The news, messages and greetings included in the letters of the McIlrath brothers were sure to have been read and circulated to relatives, friends and neighbours, drawing that community at home closer together as well as closer to the one on the other side of the world. Re-reading these letters today, with their deeply personal style and content, it is easy to imagine that our ancestors are writing to us from the past.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 143


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2009


Tags: May 2013   Biography   History   New Zealand
$35.00
The Black Singlet Brigade

ISBN: 9780473252694

Author: Tony Walsh    Publisher: Tony And Noreen Walsh

Tony Walsh was first introduced to NZ's bush clad ranges, to pig hunting and some life-defining experiences by Ned Tuite, whose usual attire was a black woollen...


Tony Walsh was first introduced to NZ's bush clad ranges, to pig hunting and some life-defining experiences by Ned Tuite, whose usual attire was a black woollen bush singlet and a pair of khaki shorts suspended from a thin leather belt. Through Ned, Tony met a band of those iconic good keen men of an era now past, and began a journey of experiences he will never forget.
There were the likes of ugly Eddie, who ate all the pigs' ears; Jack, who thought the ghosts were after him after a midnight tumble down the hill; or Charlie, who didn't know whether to mash his spuds before or after they were cook. Men whose characters were as colourful and multifaceted as the forests and mountains they came from.
The Black Singlet Brigade is a memoir written with eloquence and a dash of humour at every turn. It combines the untamed beauty of the wild with hilarious adventures and unique characters to build a picture of a life long gone, in the bush and back-country of New Zealand.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 105


Publication Date: 30-07-2013


$24.99
Rebellious Mirrors

ISBN: 9781927145456

Author: Paul Maunder    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This unique account of community-based theatre - theatre created by professionals working with communities - challenges the mainstream history of New Zealand th...


This unique account of community-based theatre - theatre created by professionals working with communities - challenges the mainstream history of New Zealand theatre. Rebellious Mirrors looks at the early production of theatre in Aotearoa/New Zealand, investigates the experimental period of the 1970s, which is seen as searching for an authentic role, portrays the beginnings of Maori theatre, and gives a comprehensive portrait of a field of work during the period 1990-2010: work that took place within the contradictory framework of neo-liberalism.

Paul Maunder has had a life-long career in New Zealand theatre, beginning in experimental group theatre, exploring political and bicultural theatre, with occasional forays into the mainstream, before becoming committed to community-based theatre.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2013


$45.00
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