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Paikea : The Life of I.L.G. Sutherland

ISBN: 9781927145432

Author: Oliver Sutherland    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Ivan Sutherland was the first Pakeha scholar to recognise that Maori New Zealanders are not brown-skinned Pakeha but heirs to their own cultural beliefs, custom...


Ivan Sutherland was the first Pakeha scholar to recognise that Maori New Zealanders are not brown-skinned Pakeha but heirs to their own cultural beliefs, customs and practices.
Born in 1897, Sutherland was a brilliant scholar who studied at Victoria University College and Glasgow University before returning to Victoria to work under his mentor, Professor Thomas Hunter. He shared Hunter's liberal convictions and engaged in various progressive community initiatives, including establishing New Zealand's first children's psychological clinic, attacking the rise of the eugenics movement, helping launch the Wellington Film Society, and campaigning for public radio. During the 1930s he was part of a young group of lively intellectuals including John Beaglehole, Horace Belshaw, R.M. Campbell and W.B. Sutch.
His commitment to social psychology drew him into the world of Ngati Porou, where Apirana Ngata became his second mentor and a life-long friend. Dismayed by what he considered to be undeserved criticism of Ngata in the report of a 1934 commission of inquiry into the Native Affairs Department, Sutherland published The Maori Situation, denouncing Pakeha 'racialism' and affirming his commitment to a bicultural New Zealand. Later he master-minded and edited The Maori People Today, published as New Zealand celebrated the 1940 centennial.
In 1937 Sutherland became professor of philosophy at Canterbury University College, appointed at the same time as Karl Popper, with whom he had a difficult relationship. Nevertheless the two worked together spearheading a committee dedicated to bringing Jewish war refugees from Hitler's Germany into New Zealand.
After several decades working tirelessly to gain Pakeha tolerance and understanding of Maori aspiration, Sutherland died unexpectedly aged 54. This impressive biography reveals Ivan Sutherland as a sensitive, compassionate man, and an enthusiastic and far-sighted advocate for Maori self-determination.
As a mark of respect for Ivan Sutherland, Ngati Porou gave him the name of one of their legendary tipuna: Paikea.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 21-10-2013


$65.00
Scott Guy : His Parents' Story of Love, Betrayal, Murder and Courage

ISBN: 9780473248499

Author: Tony Farrington    Publisher: Antares Publishing

Everyone has demons. Few people admit to them, let alone conquer them. Because one person succumbed to his, a handsome young farmer, Scott Guy, was cut down in ...


Everyone has demons. Few people admit to them, let alone conquer them. Because one person succumbed to his, a handsome young farmer, Scott Guy, was cut down in the prime of life in the driveway of his Feilding home on July 8, 2010. The tragedy held New Zealand spell bound - particularly the arrest and murder trial of Scott’s brother-in-law, Ewen MacDonald; the exposure of intimate details of the Guy family’s lives; and the dignity with which its patriarch, Bryan, conducted himself throughout.
Scott Guy is Bryan and Jo Guy’s story. It reveals much more than came out at the murder trial; it gives a uniquely intimate view of how the murder affected them, their family and friends. It discloses previously unknown details of what went on behind the scenes. It reveals how the Guys overcame their own personal demons, how they mined inner strength to cope with the stress, grief, fear and the heartbreak of not only the violent death of a cherished son, but of a series of personal catastrophes which followed.
They share their unique story in the hope of helping others struggling with the vagaries of life. This, they believe, may give meaning to the apparent senselessness of all that has happened within their family.

NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER.

SCOTT GUY: His Parents' Story of Love, Betrayal, Murder and Courage, reaches number 1 in the Nielsen Weekly Bestsellers List* and selling out fast.

Readers comments include: ''WOW, WOW, and bloody WOW. What a read, given and shared by truly incredible people'' - Brian Walker.

''I've finished reading "Scott Guy" and am pretty blown away by it. I would recommend any of your customers grab a copy with both hands. Their choice to not focus on bitterness, their courage and how they work hard everyday to deal with multiple losses is an inspiration. Amazing!'' - Lynette Lander.

''A Heartfelt book'' - Sunday Herald.

''Tony Farrington reveals another side of the story...details never revealed before'' - Weekend Herald.

*(NZ Non-Fiction for Adults week ending 26th Oct)


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Publication Date: 14-10-2013


$34.99
Nice & Naughty Nursery Rhymes

ISBN: 9780473246389

Author: Garrick Tremain    Publisher: Garrick Tremain

The Cockerel:
A noisy little cockerel
Would sing at break of day:
Dogs would bark, kids would cry
From bloody miles away.
Folk sig...


The Cockerel:
A noisy little cockerel
Would sing at break of day:
Dogs would bark, kids would cry
From bloody miles away.
Folk signed a petition
To say it wasn’t proper;
The cockerel said “Hey get a life!
I’m Bantam of the Opera”.
A collection of “Nice and Naughty” rhymes each illustrated with Garrick Tremain’s colourful characters.

“A fascinating journey through the nether regions” - Eric Newby
“Mr Tremain is very funny, but awfully untidy” - Mrs Tremain

About the Author:
For 20 of the past 25 years Garrick Tremain has been New Zealand's most widely published editorial cartoonist. He has enjoyed an avid daily readership in many regions of the country, most fervently in Otago, Canterbury and Nelson. This as an adjunct to his work as a successful landscape painter.
In recent years he has written and illustrated two books of comic verse. In 2005 he set out to write a book of nursery rhymes for children but could not resist putting a risque slant on most verses. Hence he titled it "NURSERY RHYMES MOTHER NEVER READ YOU". It quickly achieved Gold and Platinum status. Now in it's 6th edition it has sold over 15,000 copies.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2013


$19.99
Lateral Inversions : The Prints of Barry Cleavin

ISBN: 9781927145470

Author: Melinda Johnston    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Barry Cleavin has played a significant role within the New Zealand arts scene since the 1960s. In his prints he maintains a consistently individual approach, wi...


Barry Cleavin has played a significant role within the New Zealand arts scene since the 1960s. In his prints he maintains a consistently individual approach, with a style that is immediately recognisable yet ranges from lightly humorous parody through to caustic social comment. In Cleavin's world nothing is what it seems: Lateral Inversions invites viewers to explore other ways of seeing and understanding, prompting a wider consideration of our fragile and often absurd existence.
Lavishly illustrated with over 120 colour plates, Lateral Inversions draws from Cleavin's vast output to present a major representative survey of his prints and drawings from 1966 through until 2012. Over more than five decades Cleavin has developed thematic groupings, created visual echoes and provided contemporary twists on age-old traditions. Selected works are presented within the context of Cleavin's wider oeuvre, but they are also placed within their social and historical background, demonstrating the range of Cleavin's talent and providing significant new insights into his work and thematic concerns.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 18-11-2013


$55.00 $24.99
Caring For Our Coast

ISBN: 9780987666048

Author: Lucy Brake    Publisher: Environmental Defence Society

This full colour, large format, hard cover publication includes extensive use of photographs and practical examples of good and poor practice. It has a user fri...


This full colour, large format, hard cover publication includes extensive use of photographs and practical examples of good and poor practice. It has a user friendly tone and includes lots of check lists, maps and illustrations.
New Zealand has a long, varied and spectacular coastline. It supports a diverse range of habitats and species and is of enormous environmental, social, cultural and economic importance to New Zealanders. With the growing pressures and threats facing this country's coastal environment, we are at risk of losing many of these significant values.
This fully updated and expanded guide to managing New Zealand's coastal environment sets out how these challenges can be btter addressed. It identifies how the strengthened provisions of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 can be proactively implemented to achieve better outcomes for the coast.
The guide describes the valuable lessons learnt over the past decade in the planning and design of coastal developments and offers insights into current best practice in the field. It is an invaluable resource for coastal developers, coastal managers, professional advisors, students, people living in coastal communities and everyone else concerned with better managing and protecting New Zealand's coastal environment.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 23-10-2013


$75.00
Flora of New Zealand Lichens

ISBN: 9780477012669

Author: D J Galloway    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

New Zealand's rich and diverse lichen flora are described in this identification manual.

This volume discusses 966 taxa in 210 genera. Keys to gene...


New Zealand's rich and diverse lichen flora are described in this identification manual.

This volume discusses 966 taxa in 210 genera. Keys to genera ans species cover foliose, squamulose, fruticose, filamentous and crustose life forms. A biogeographical designation is assigned to most species (10 biogeographical elements are recognised in the New Zealand lichen flora), and short notes on distribution and ecology are included.

Most names based on New Zealand material are typified and the provenance of type material is indicated when known. Introductory material includes: a short history of lichenological exploration in New Zealand, a survey of taxonomic literature relating to New Zealand lichens for the period 1781--1983 and list of collectors of New Zealand lichens and of institutions wher their collections are held. An index to accepted taxa and to synonyms is provided, as well as a glossary of lichenological terms.

Although primarily an identification manual for serious lichenologists, the flora contains much information useful to the general botanist, student, and interested amateur.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 662


Publication Date: 10-10-1985


$44.00
The Judas Tree

ISBN: 9781927145463

Author: Lorna Staveley Anker    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

LORNA STAVELEY ANKER was born in 1914. She used to joke that this was the cause of the First World War. In truth, the poems in this fine collection reveal her a...


LORNA STAVELEY ANKER was born in 1914. She used to joke that this was the cause of the First World War. In truth, the poems in this fine collection reveal her as New Zealand’s first woman war poet. There are poems here that arise from her childhood memories of Kaiser Bill. Three of her uncles died in France.
She was a ‘war widow’ in the Second World War, one of the civilian casualties who make up what is known as ‘the unsung generation’.
This collection contains the best of her published poems and a substantial number never seen before. Edited with loving care by Canterbury poet Bernadette Hall, this is a book that will open your eyes to our nation’s invisible history, the story of a seemingly ordinary life that proves to be extraordinary in the telling.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2013


$20.00
Westland & Fiordland

ISBN: 9781877303326

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Queenstown & Wanaka

ISBN: 9781877303333

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Aoraki/Mount Cook

ISBN: 9781877303340

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
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