May 2017 (50)

Tracking Captain Thomas

ISBN: 9781877303630

Author: Colin Amodeo    Publisher: The Caxton Press

The continuing myth that Canterbury was born in December 1850 with the arrival of the First Four Ships has to be dispelled. Canterbury did not, like the legenda...


The continuing myth that Canterbury was born in December 1850 with the arrival of the First Four Ships has to be dispelled. Canterbury did not, like the legendary Athena, spring 'fully-armed from the head of Zeus' (in this case, John Robert Godley) as succeeding generations after 1851 have been led to believe. So much of the initial work was carried out by the Canterbury Association Chief Surveyor Captain Thomas; so much of this effort, intentionally or unintentionally, was obscured by the settlers of the 1850s, Thomas deserves recognition as a Canterbury founder.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 296


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2017


Tags: New Release   May 2017   Biography   History   New Zealand
$49.95
The Spaghetti Giraffe

ISBN: 9780473391409

Author: Sarah Johnson    Publisher: Flat Bed Press

When fumble-handed cook Mina Cucina drops the spaghetti pot, a new animal is born. As the Spaghetti Giraffe soon learns, he is not the only kitchen animal forme...


When fumble-handed cook Mina Cucina drops the spaghetti pot, a new animal is born. As the Spaghetti Giraffe soon learns, he is not the only kitchen animal formed from Mina Cucina’s culinary disasters. The Spaghetti Giraffe tells the delightful story of the Spaghetti Giraffe and his quirky friends in their quest to help Mina Cucina enter the Great Bonbon Confectionation – the biggest baking competition the valley’s ever seen. All she needs is a cake. A cake that doesn’t erupt, take flight or explode. The Spaghetti Giraffe is the first book in a planned trilogy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Dimensions: 130 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2017


Tags: New Release   May 2017   Childrens
$17.99
We Could Be Heroes

ISBN: 9781927145869

Authors: Gary Morrison, Penelope Minchin-Garvin, Terri Elder    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Zeus – or Jupiter in his Roman manifestation – could shake Mount Olympus with the nod of his head, and send thunder and lightning across the heavens. Perseu...


Zeus – or Jupiter in his Roman manifestation – could shake Mount Olympus with the nod of his head, and send thunder and lightning across the heavens. Perseus was given winged boots with which he could fly. The gods and heroes of the Greeks and Romans were powerful. Yet they were also complex, subject to human emotions and relationship troubles. The 87 artefacts and eight essays in this richly illustrated catalogue offer an insight into their complex world, a world that is in some ways familiar, but in others very distant from our own. ‘We Could Be Heroes’celebrates the stories of their adventures, disputes, conflicts and love interests and is published to accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities in 2017. Many beautiful, rare and valuable artefacts are on display in this first significant exhibition of the Logie Collection after the devastating Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The exhibition also marks the return of the University of Canterbury to its first home in the Christchurch Arts Centre, the original site of Canterbury College. Gary Morrison is a senior lecturer in the Classics Department at the University of Canterbury. Penelope Minchin-Garvin and Terri Elder are co-curators of antiquities in the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities at the University of Canterbury, the first museum of classical antiquities in New Zealand, and the new home of the James Logie Memorial Collection.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 204


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2017


$29.99
DUE > 22nd May 2017
Nga Mihi Thank you Gift Cards (set of 6)

ISBN: RPGCNgaMihi

Publisher: Reo Pēpi

Pack of 6 cards with envelopes. Each card is portrait 144x206mm printed on 300GSM matt card Triangle flap envelopes in 120gsm sovereign paper with tropical seal


Pack of 6 cards with envelopes. Each card is portrait 144x206mm printed on 300GSM matt card Triangle flap envelopes in 120gsm sovereign paper with tropical seal


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 144 x 206 mm


Tags: May 2017   Stationery
$16.99
Hari Huri Tau Happy Birthday (Dolls) Gift Cards (Set of 6)

ISBN: RPGCHariHuriTauDolls

Publisher: Reo Pēpi

Pack of 6 cards with envelopes. Each card is portrait 144x206mm printed on 300GSM matt card Triangle flap envelopes in 120gsm sovereign paper with tropical seal


Pack of 6 cards with envelopes. Each card is portrait 144x206mm printed on 300GSM matt card Triangle flap envelopes in 120gsm sovereign paper with tropical seal


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 144 x 206 mm


Tags: May 2017   Stationery
$16.99
Nau Mai Pepi Welcome Baby Gift Gards (Set of 6)

ISBN: RPGCNauMaiPepi

Publisher: Reo Pēpi

Pack of 6 cards with envelopes. Each card is portrait 144x206mm printed on 300GSM matt card Triangle flap envelopes in 120gsm sovereign paper with tropical seal


Pack of 6 cards with envelopes. Each card is portrait 144x206mm printed on 300GSM matt card Triangle flap envelopes in 120gsm sovereign paper with tropical seal


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 144 x 206 mm


Tags: May 2017   Stationery
$16.99
Aroha Nui Much Love Gift Cards (Set of 6)

ISBN: RPGCArohaNui

Publisher: Reo Pēpi

Pack of 6 cards with envelopes. Each card is portrait 144x206mm printed on 300GSM matt card Triangle flap envelopes in 120gsm sovereign paper with tropical seal


Pack of 6 cards with envelopes. Each card is portrait 144x206mm printed on 300GSM matt card Triangle flap envelopes in 120gsm sovereign paper with tropical seal


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 144 x 206 mm


Tags: May 2017   Stationery
$16.99
Hari Huri Tau Happy Birthday (Cars) Gift Cards (Set of 6)

ISBN: RPGCHariHuriTauCars

Publisher: Reo Pēpi

Pack of 6 cards with envelopes. Each card is portrait 144x206mm printed on 300GSM matt card Triangle flap envelopes in 120gsm sovereign paper with tropical seal


Pack of 6 cards with envelopes. Each card is portrait 144x206mm printed on 300GSM matt card Triangle flap envelopes in 120gsm sovereign paper with tropical seal


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 144 x 206 mm


Tags: May 2017   Stationery
$16.99
Having A Ball : A cartoon history of New Zealand rugby

ISBN: 9780958232050

Author: Ian F. Grant    Publisher: Cartoon Archive

For over a century rugby has been New Zealand’s national game, an obsession that has helped define a small country and mould its people – Maori and Pakeha H...


For over a century rugby has been New Zealand’s national game, an obsession that has helped define a small country and mould its people – Maori and Pakeha Having a Ball looks at the triumphs and disasters, the amateur code that morphed into the professional era, the game at the local park and internationals in huge arenas, as well as rugby’s effect on the national psyche and the agendas of politicians. It is a story brilliantly told in a short introduction and through the perceptive, telling and funny insights of New Zealand’s leading cartoonists. From earlier generations, there are cartoons by Trevor Lloyd, Sir Gordon Minhinnick, Sid Scales, Neville Colvin, Eric Heath and Nevile Lodge. Today’s award-winning cartoonists include Peter Bromhead, Bob Brockie, Chris Slane, Murray Ball, Murray Webb, Garrick Tremain and Tom Scott. Foreword by David Kirk, captain of the All Black team that won the inaugural World Rugby Cup in 1987. Having a Ball also includes a timeline of important dates in NZ’s rugby history and short profiles of the contributing cartoonists.


Pages: 96


Publication Date: 01-05-2011


$24.95 $9.99
Banksy Myths & Legends Vol 2

ISBN: 9781908211316

Author: Marc Leverton    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

No single living artist has created as many myths, rumors and legends as Banksy. In 2011, Bristol based writer Marc Leverton teamed up with Carpet Bombing Cultu...


No single living artist has created as many myths, rumors and legends as Banksy. In 2011, Bristol based writer Marc Leverton teamed up with Carpet Bombing Culture to bring a collection of the best of these stories together. Since then the Banksy juggernaut has continued to roll on spewing out sharp satire, unintentional furores, blatant profiteering, and many more myths and legends. Plus the odd bit of art. For many, the smoke and mirrors that surround Banksy are as fascinating as the artwork of the 21st century s most important living artist. The first edition contained 58 Banksy stories, many of which have been subsequently verified as being bona fide. Others have remained slightly more tenuous. The second edition takes the same approach. We collect the stories, the reader can judge for themselves. Marc Leverton is a freelance writer based in Bristol, England. Bristol is Banksy s reputed hometown where he still continues to set tongues wagging, as the recent shenanigans over Mobile Lovers proved. The writer collects the stories from contacts and friends in the city and Banksy fans worldwide. The small black book format is an homage to Banksy s own first books, which are now out of print. Both Volume One and Volume Two reproduce high quality images of Banksy s street work and other items of interest to Banksy fans.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2015


$19.99 $9.99
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