August 2013 (37)

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
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
Alone In Antarctica

ISBN: 9781849534321

Author: Felicity Aston    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

What would it feel like to be out there alone in that empty vastness? Just before midnight on 24 November 2011, Felicity is left completely alone on the coast o...


What would it feel like to be out there alone in that empty vastness? Just before midnight on 24 November 2011, Felicity is left completely alone on the coast of Antarctica. The isolation is instant and devastating. Only three people in the world have crossed Antarctica alone. The first two were men and both Norwegian. At the age of 34, British woman Felicity Aston became the third. Unlike her predecessors, she didn’t use kites or parasails to assist her. Within days, frozen into her facemask and reflecting on what had drawn her to such a place, she was battling desperate weather as she towed her heavy sledges.Every morning she wakes believing she cannot face another day as the expedition becomes a race against time to reach the coast before the last flight out. This gripping and inspirational account of personal endurance shows what you can achieve when you grit your teeth and decide just to get through today in one piece.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 05-08-2013


$27.99 $6.00
Before They Pass Away

ISBN: 9783832797591

Author: Jimmy Nelson    Publisher: TeNeues

This historic volume showcases tribal cultures around the world that includes Maori. With globalization, these societies are to be prized for their distinctive ...


This historic volume showcases tribal cultures around the world that includes Maori. With globalization, these societies are to be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions. They live in close harmony with nature, now a rarity in our modern era. Jimmy Nelson not only presents us with stunning images of customs and artifacts, but also offers insightful portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they - and we - hope will be passed on to future generations in all its glory. Nelson's large-plate field camera captures every intricate detail and fine nuance for posterity. What's more, this splendid pageantry is set against a vivid backdrop of some of the world's most pristine landscapes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 408


Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2013


$280.00
Itsy Bitsy Spider Board Book

ISBN: 9781846435096

Publisher: Child’s Play

Itsy Bitsy Spider is trying to climb the waterpout, in spite of the rain. But what's Incy Wincy Spider doing? And what is Itchy Nitchy Spider trying to climb?

Itsy Bitsy Spider is trying to climb the waterpout, in spite of the rain. But what's Incy Wincy Spider doing? And what is Itchy Nitchy Spider trying to climb?

Look through the die-cut holes in each page to see what Itsy Bitsy's friends are climbing.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 10-07-2013


Tags: August 2013   April 2015   Childrens
$12.99
Mary Had A Little Lamb Board Book

ISBN: 9781846435126

Publisher: Child’s Play

We all know that Mary had one little lamb, but what about the others? They can't bear tp let her out of their sight either!

Follow Mary, wherever sh...


We all know that Mary had one little lamb, but what about the others? They can't bear tp let her out of their sight either!

Follow Mary, wherever she goes. Look through the die-cut holes in each page to see what the lambs are up to!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 10-07-2013


$12.99
Little Miss Muffet Board Book

ISBN: 9781846435119

Publisher: Child’s Play

In an amusing retelling of this much-loved nursery song, Little Miss Muffet's picnic is not only disturbed by a spider, but a host of other creatures as well! L...


In an amusing retelling of this much-loved nursery song, Little Miss Muffet's picnic is not only disturbed by a spider, but a host of other creatures as well! Luckily, they're prepared to share, so there's a feast at the end.

Look through the holes in each page to see what food the animals like, and what noises they make.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 10-07-2013


$12.99
Hickory Dickory Dock Board Book

ISBN: 9781846435102

Publisher: Child’s Play

In this entertaining retelling of the traditional nursery song, the mouse is only one of the many animals to climb the clock. Who slides up at three o'clock, an...


In this entertaining retelling of the traditional nursery song, the mouse is only one of the many animals to climb the clock. Who slides up at three o'clock, and who will bounce up at ten?

Look through the holes in each page to see which animal is next, and make up some of your own. You're sure to enjoy this hilarious introduction to telling the time!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 10-07-2013


$12.99
See Saw (Nursery Songs)

ISBN: 9781904550815

Authors: Annie Kubler, Annie Kubler    Publisher: Child’s Play

A compilation of rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together. This interactive text encourages movement, actions, noise and laughter, contributing to memo...


A compilation of rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together. This interactive text encourages movement, actions, noise and laughter, contributing to memories of shared times. Spend time with your toddler exploring this delightful book of nursery rhymes. Here you’ll find many well-known rhymes, with a sprinkling of modern variations, for every occasion in a young child’s day. Printed on durable board, large enough to share, and filled with delightful toddlers, this book is bound to become a much-loved addition to every nursery bookcase.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 268 x 268 x 8 mm


Publication Date: 10-07-2013


Tags: August 2013   July 2016   Childrens
$12.99 $5.99
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