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High Street to Homestead

by Angela Williams

From her Grey Lynn apartment to one of New Zealand's most historic homesteads and horse studs, this is an inspirational journey from a corporate life working with Louis Vuitton back to the golden hills of rural...


The Cliffs Of Levuka

by Margaret Waddingham

A SWEEPING HISTORICAL NOVEL

It was an age of exploration, a time of danger and a place full of intrigue.

Fiji, 1866, is a country teetering between unpredictable chiefs, lawless migrants, missionaries and wild...


Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Out of Australia Theory

by Steven Leonard Strong & Evan William Strong

It has often been said that humanity’s history is a fabrication, littered with lies and omissions, but this has never been conclusively proven, until now. What has been recently found in Australia is unequivocal...


Devils on Horses: In the Words of the Anzacs in the Middle East 1916-19

by Terry Kinloch

First published eight years ago to enthusiastic reviews and critical acclaim, this classic celebrated readable scholarship is now available in ebook. Telling the story of the mounted riflemen in Sinai and Palestine,...


Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling

by Larissa Behrendt

A vital Aboriginal perspective on colonial storytelling Indigenous lawyer and writer Larissa Behrendt has long been fascinated by the story of Eliza Fraser, who was purportedly captured by the local Butchulla...


War at the End of the World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945

by James P. Duffy

A harrowing account of an epic, yet nearly forgotten, battle of World War II—General Douglas MacArthur's four-year assault on the Pacific War's most hostile battleground: the mountainous, jungle-cloaked island...


An Accidental Utopia?: Social Mobility and the Foundations of an Eglitarian Society, 1880¿1940

by Erik Olssen & Clyde Griffen

An Accidental Utopia? investigates a more egalitarian past at a time when New Zealand ranks fourth in the developed world for social inequality. It is our first systematic analysis of urban social structure,...


The Discovery of Australia

by George Collingridge

A Critical, Documentary and Historic Investigation Concerning the Priority of Discovery in Australasia by Europeans before the arrival of Lieutenant James Cook, in the Endeavour, in the year 1770. With Illustrations,...


Revolution: The 1913 Great Strike in New Zealand

by Melanie Nolan

Leading New Zealand historians re-explore the 1913 Great Strike through the eyes of the state, the police, the strikers, the militants, the moderates, and the ruling and working classes. The 1913 strike remains...


Making a New Land: Enviromental Histories of New Zealand

by Eric Pawson & Tom Brooking

Making a New Land presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonization of New Zealand's...


Roundabout at Bangalow

by Shirley Walker

Exploring four generations of life in Australia, this intricate personal history shows the insularity of small towns, rigid class and caste divisions, and the effects of two world wars on Australian lives. Told...


The Battle for Hell's Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal

by Stephen L. Moore

From the author of Pacific Payback comes the gripping true story of the Cactus Air Force and how this rugged crew of Dive-Bombers helped save Guadalcanal and won the war.

November 1942: Japanese and American...


New Zealand'S Empire

Making our Place: Exploring land-use tensions in Aotearoa New Zealand

by Jacinta Ruru, Janet Stephenson & Mick Abbott

Fascination with the interplay of people and place inspired the editors to bring together New Zealanders from different backgrounds and disciplines to explore some of the stories and sites of conflict and change...


A Rising Tide: Evangelical Christianity in New Zealand 1930¿65

by Stuart M. Lange

In New Zealand, evangelical Christianity has always played a significant role. This book explores the fascinating story of the resurgence of evangelical Protestantism in the 1950s and 60s, and its prewar origins....


Promised New Zealand: Fleeing Nazi Persecution

by Freya Klier

Police hold placards in front of Jewish, emblazoned with the words "don't buy from Jews;" others put up signs to identify places where Jews are to be denied entry. SA men smashed Jewish shop windows, owners...


On Track: Searching out the Bundian Way

by John Blay

On Track tells the story of John Blay’s long-distance search for the Bundian Way, an important Aboriginal pathway between Mt Kosciuszko and Twofold Bay near Eden on the New South Wales far south coast. The...


Solly's Girl: a memoir

by Rosaline Collins

In her introduction, Ros writes that she wants to entertain the reader; she has done a great deal more than that in this highly original, intricately woven memoir. Eschewing the easier chronological approach,...


Wanted: The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly

by Robert M. Utley

The oft-told exploits of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly survive vividly in the public imaginations of their respective countries, the United States and Australia. But the outlaws' reputations are so weighted with...


Pacific Star: 3NZ Division in the South Pacific in World War II

by Reg Newell

The war in the South Pacific saw some of the most gruelling fighting of World War Two. Conditions - heat, rain and a hostile jungle - were unpleasant, while the Japanese enemy was ruthless. Pacific Star sheds...