Books tagged: new zealand history

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Daniel A Tale of Courage and Determination, of Love and Loss
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,150. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A vivid, attention-grabbing insight into the everyday lives of pioneering New Zealanders, Daniel makes history come alive! A powerful and moving narrative traces Daniel Adin through the generations, from 1863 until his death in 1926. The story alternates between real-life events as they happen to Daniel and following Libby, the modern-day researcher, as she seeks his true story.
Posh-2 Waitangi and War
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,960. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
This is the second book in the trilogy of Posh. The young migrant arrives in 1839 to witness the Treaty of Waitangi, and soon develops intense friendships with the maori people.But simmering land issues evolve into war. The township is sacked,and Matthew becomes a scout in the British Army.There is love and hope for a new life,and tragedy.New Zealand history told in a personal and warm style.
Horncastle's Suitcase
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,510. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
My life growing up on the West Coast NZ in a poor farming family of 12. A quick paced read that takes you into my personal life- my alcoholic father, making do out of nothing, finding wealth in business, losing a daughter to cancer, attempted suicide, depression, alcoholism, and coming back out the other side to an amazing family and supportive friends. Still here and I want to make a difference.
Radleys and the Christchurch Fruit & Vegetable Markets
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,570. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
1900's Fruit and Vegetable Merchants Golden Age In Christchurch, New Zealand. Covers the colourful story of the fruit and vegetable trade prior to the demise of owner operator retailers and small growers when decimated by the rise of supermarkets. The trade was vibrant with many ethnic participants and special characters.
Touchstone
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,240. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Skye hates secrets. When she travels to the wild West Coast of New Zealand she's determined to find out why her mother and her aunt are enemies. Her first surprise is meeting a teenage cousin, Josh. Then she finds out that Josh belongs to an activist group fighting against a new open-cast coalmine on a pristine mountain plateau. She becomes trapped in a web of lies - will she find the way out?
Where The River Meets The Sea - An Oral History Of Growing Up In The Wild King Country Of New Zealand During The Great Depression
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,160. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
'Where the river meets the sea; is a vivid account of a rural childhood in New Zealand during the Great Depression. It was a time of great hardship and life was very simple. For many, it meant living off the land and the sea to eke out a basic existence. The character and resilience of Grace - whose childhood is told, is reflected in this entertaining and informative oral history.
A Question of Faith: A History of the New Zealand Christian Pacifist Society
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013 by Philip Garside. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Christian pacifists opposed all war, at all times irrespective of political developments. They shared a core and absolute belief, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, that war was a moral and ethical sin. In March 1936, Wellington Methodist Minister Ormond Burton and his circuit steward A C Barrington established the Christian Pacifist Society of New Zealand. This is it's history.
Where The Flag Floats
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,470. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Other
Pursued through the streets of Sydney, Sam Galloway is saved by a navy deserter, however this chance encounter leads him to a doomed ship and a struggle to survive in pounding seas. Can Sam survive to recover the precious object that connects him to his father and the family he never knew he had?
NZ: From Post-Dominion to Global Player (1968-1990)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,490. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
This is a social, economic and political history of New Zealand from the years 1968 to 1990. It commences with the sinking of the Wahine at the entrance to Wellington Harbour, and concludes with the disastrous Sesquicentennial. These were some of the country's most important years from a perspective of rapidly changing cultural values and politics, and painted a path for the new millennium.