• Diggers' Story: Accounts of the West Coast Gold Rushes
    Diggers' Story: Accounts of the West Coast Gold Rushes
    These fascinating 'tales and reminiscences of the Golden Coast direct from Westland's earliest pioneers' were originally compiled by Carl Pfaff for The Diggers' Story, first published in 1914 to mark the 50th anniversary of the gold rushes that transformed this remote part of New Zealand. Long out of print, the book has been thoughtfully edited and expanded for today's readers by Hokitika Museum director Julia Bradshaw. This new edition of The Diggers' Story features additional stories and information, and is enlivened by more than 160 black and white images and 32 pages of exquisite colour illustrations, many of them previously unpublished. This compelling, richly illustrated record of the gold rushes will be essential reading for anyone interested in the West Coast's explosive and romantic history.

    ISBN: 9781927145609
    Publication date: 20/11/2014
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Bradshaw, Julia
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Fairness and Freedom History of Two Open Societies New Zealand and the United States
    Fairness and Freedom History of Two Open Societies New Zealand and the United States
    Fairness and Freedom compares the history of two open societies - New Zealand and the United States - with much in common. Both have democratic polities, mixed-enterprise economies, individuated societies, pluralist cultures, and a deep concern for human rights and the rule of law. But all of these elements take different forms, because constellations of value are far apart. The dream of living free is America's Polaris; fairness and natural justice are New Zealand's Southern Cross. Fischer asks why these similar countries went different ways. Both were founded by English-speaking colonists, but at different times and with disparate purposes. They lived in the first and second British Empires, which operated in very different ways. Indians and Maori were important agents of change, but to different ends. On the American frontier and in New Zealand's Bush, material possibilities and moral choices were not the same. Fischer takes the same comparative approach to parallel processes of nation-building and immigration, women's rights and racial wrongs, reform causes and conservative responses, war-fighting and peace-making, and global engagement in our own time--with similar results.
    On another level, this book expands Fischer's past work on liberty and freedom. It is the first book to be published on the history of fairness. And it also poses new questions in the old tradition of history and moral philosophy. Is it possible to be both fair and free? In a vast array of evidence, Fischer finds that the strengths of these great values are needed to correct their weaknesses. As many societies seek to become more open - never twice in the same way, an understanding of our differences is the only path to peace.

    ISBN: 9780199832705
    Publication date: 08/03/2012
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Fischer, David Hackett
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand
    Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand
    From the 1870s to the early twentieth century, the Bohemian immigrant artist Gottfried Lindauer travelled to marae and rural towns around New Zealand and - comissioned by M?ori and P?keh?- captured in paint the images of key M?ori figures. For M?ori then and now, the faces of t?puna are full of mana and life. Now this definitive work collects those portraits for New Zealanders. The book presents 67 major portraits and 8 genre paintings alongside detailed accounts of the subject and work, with essays by leading scholars that takes us inside Lindauer and his world: from his artistic training in Bohemia to his travels around New Zealand as M?ori and P?keh? comissioned him to paint portraits; his artistic techniques and deep relationship with photography; Henry Partridge's gallery on Auckland's Queen Street where M?ori visited to see their ancestors; and the afterlife of the paintings in marae and memory. * Co-produced with the Auckland Art Gallery to tie in with a major internationally-touring exhibition of Lindauer's M?ori portraits.*
    These images are important not only as artwork but as living taonga* The essays discuss the lives of Lindauer's subjects, not just the paintings themselves.

    ISBN: 9781869408565
    Publication date: 27/10/2016
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Mason, Ngahiaka
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • Great Tales from Rural New Zealand
    Great Tales from Rural New Zealand
    Gordon McLauchlan is a master storyteller adept at recognising a good yarn when he sees it. Following the success of his Great Tales from New Zealand History, his new collection leads us down uncharted country lanes and tempts us with many little-known tales from New Zealand's farming and rural past, and also explores many aspects of New Zealand and being a New Zealander.

    ISBN: 9781869539283
    Publication date: 10/10/2016
    Price: $29.99
    Author: McLauchlan, Gordon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Great War for New Zealand Waikato 1800-2000
    Great War for New Zealand Waikato 1800-2000
    A monumental new account of the defining conflict in New Zealand history. It was war in the Waikato in 1863-64 that shaped the nation in all kinds of ways: setting back Maori and Pakeha relations by several generations and allowing the government to begin to assert the kind of real control over the country that had eluded it since 1840.Spanning nearly two centuries from first contact through to settlement and apology, Vincent O'Malley focuses on the human impact of the war, its origins and aftermath. Based on many years of research and illustrated throughout, The Great War for New Zealand is a groundbreaking book written in the conviction that a nation needs to own its history.

    ISBN: 9781927277577
    Publication date: 09/10/2016
    Price: $79.99
    Author: O'Malley, Vincent
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $79.99
  • He Whakaputanga Declaration Independence 1835
    He Whakaputanga Declaration Independence 1835
    In May 2017 the exhibition He Tohu opens at the National Library in Wellington. This celebrates three founding documents in New Zealand’s history – He Whakaputanga: The Declaration of Independence (1835), the Treaty of Waitangi: Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840) and the Women’s Suffrage Petition (1893). The originals of these documents will be on display at the National Library, in a wonderful exhibition that tells the history of the times and the story of the documents themselves.

    BWB is producing three slim paperbacks showcasing each of the documents, published in conjunction with the National Library and Archives New Zealand. Each book will be focussed on the document itself, and feature a facsimile of the document (or part of it). The documents are framed by an introduction from leading scholars (Claudia Orange, Vincent O’Malley and Barbara Brookes), and a Maori perspective on the document in te reo. Short biographies of many signatories are included – showing the wide range of people who signed. The books are printed in full colour so that the richness of these significant, old documents is shown.

    ISBN: 9781988533032
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: O'Malley, Vincent
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Head of the Harbour
    Head of the Harbour
    ‘The ride along the road from Lyttelton was glorious, the morning was genial and bright, and the fresh sea air seemed to run like electricity through the veins, until one lost the done up feeling that had pervaded the system for the last few days, and felt once more that life was worth the living.’ Those words were written in January 1895, but they still hold true for those who live at or visit the head of Whakaraupo/Lyttelton Harbour – Teddington, Allandale, Ohinetahi, Governors Bay, Sandy Bay.

    The hills here were once covered in bird-filled native bush. Flax and raupo flourished. The sea was a rich source of kai moana for Maori who first arrived on Horomaka/Banks Peninsula in the mid-fifteenth century. Waitaha were followed by Ngati Mamoe, who settled in sheltered Governors Bay. Te Manuwhiri of Ngai Tahu later established himself at the head of the harbour, naming the area Ohinetahi. The Scottish Manson and Gebbie families took up land at Teddington in 1845, remaining the sole European occupants until the arrival of the first Canterbury Association settlers in 1850.

    The head of the harbour was originally the preferred site for the new settlement of Christchurch, but when this was built on the other side of the Port Hills, the area became known instead for its abundant orchards, market gardens and leisure activities – a haven close to, but geographically very separate from, the city on the swamp.

    This immensely readable, impeccably researched and superbly illustrated book tells, for the first time in one place, the stories of the families who settled at the head of the harbour, of the homes they built, of their relationship with the land and sea, their working and recreational lives. It traces the influence of well-known residents such as Thomas Potts, Hugh Heber Cholmondeley and Margaret Mahy. It explores, too, the relationship between the natural and cultural environments and how this has changed.

    The Head of the Harbour is very much a community enterprise. Jane Robertson has interviewed many residents and ex-residents, whose experiences and photographs enrich a book that is not just for those with connections to this special place, but for anyone interested in the history of Canterbury and of New Zealand.


    ISBN: 9780473366711
    Publication date: 01/12/2016
    Price: $79.99
    Author: Robertson, Jane
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $79.99
  • Healing Our History the Challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi
    Healing Our History the Challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi
    The Treaty of Waitangi is the most important document in New Zealand's history. Current Treaty issues and Maori/Pakeha relationships can only be understood within the wider story of New Zealand. As we understand and honour our history, we can acknowledge the need for restoration, healing and right relationships. The public response to previous editions of this bestselling book by Robert Consedine and his daughter Joanna Consedine has been strong and overwhelmingly positive. This 2012 edition updates and expands on the critical issues: the foreshore and seabed debate, Maori access to political power, and the emergence of the Maori Party; the remarkable growth of the Maori economy, self-determination, Maori language and the developments in Maori education; constitutional issues, and the benefits of the Treaty settlement process. New Zealand and all New Zealanders have much to celebrate - and many challenges ahead. Drawing on Robert's unique experience as a leading Treaty educator, the powerful message of this book illustrates how each and every New Zealander across all cultures can discover a new sense of personal and national identity, grounded in an authentic Treaty relationship.

    ISBN: 9780143567691
    Publication date: 28/03/2012
    Edition: 3
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Consedine, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • History of New Zealand Women
    History of New Zealand Women
    What would a history of New Zealand look like that rejected Thomas Carlyle’s definition of history as ‘the biography of great men’, and focused instead on the experiences of women? One that shifted the angle of vision and examined the stages of this country’s development from the points of view of wives, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts? That considered their lives as distinct from (though often unwillingly influenced by) those of history’s ‘great men’?

    In her ground-breaking History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes provides just such a history. This is more than an account of women in New Zealand, from those who arrived on the first waka to the Grammy and Man Booker Prize-winning young women of the current decade. It is a comprehensive history of New Zealand seen through a female lens.

    Brookes argues that while European men erected the political scaffolding to create a small nation, women created the infrastructure necessary for colonial society to succeed. Concepts of home, marriage and family brought by settler women, and integral to the developing state, transformed the lives of Maori women. The small scale of New Zealand society facilitated rapid change so that, by the twenty-first century, women are no longer defined by family contexts.

    In her long-awaited book, Barbara Brookes traces the factors that drove that change. Her lively narrative draws on a wide variety of sources to map the importance in women’s lives not just of legal and economic changes, but of smaller joys, such as the arrival of a piano from England, or the freedom of riding a bicycle.


    ISBN: 9780908321452
    Publication date: 01/02/2016
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Brookes, Barbara
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $69.99
  • Home Truths Confronting New Zealands Housing Crisis
    Home Truths Confronting New Zealands Housing Crisis
    Housing affordability. Unhealthy homes. Wealth inequality. Environmental sustainability. Social mobility. The state of New Zealand housing is central to major issues confronting this country. In this wide-ranging BWB Text, leading international housing researcher Philippa Howden-Chapman reveals how New Zealand has lost its way on housing. Once a world leader in housing policy, we have neglected our heritage to the point that we are now faced with some of the worst housing in the developed world. New Zealand needs to change course and this succinct introduction, drawing on two decades of award-winning research, maps a new landscape for twenty-first century homes.

    ISBN: 9780947492335
    Publication date: 20/11/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Howden-Chapman, Philippa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Hopes Dashed the Economics of Gender Inequality
    Hopes Dashed the Economics of Gender Inequality
    'What has happened to New Zealand women's economic and social status over the last twenty years?'In 1994, economist Prue Hyman published Women and Economics, an overview of the status of women in the New Zealand economy. Much has changed since then - but how much? Has the promise of equality been fulfilled in the labour market? Is unpaid domestic work being given the recognition it deserves? In this BWB Text, Hyman surveys the mixed record of the past two decades, revealing that the work of feminism is not over yet.

    ISBN: 9780994135469
    Publication date: 17/02/2017
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Hyman, Prue
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Livestock Production in New Zealand
    Livestock Production in New Zealand
    THE LIFESTYLE-BLOCK OWNER AND FARMERS' GO-TOREFERENCE BOOKWhether you run dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, deer, goats, pigs or poultry,advice that reflects farming practice in New Zealand is indispensable. Thisbook, written by experts from both Massey University's Institute of Veterinary,Animal and Biomedical Sciences and academics at Lincoln University, is of valueand interest to everyone from students and farmers to those involved in theagribusiness, resource management, nutrition, food technology and ecologysectors. The emphasis is on the grass-fed reality of beef, sheep and deer, withsignificant discussion of the different systems of dairy cow production. Socialissues, animal welfare, food safety, drug residues and environmental cost arealso covered.S
    ALES POINTS* Expert advice from leading animal scientists and veterinarians at Massey andLincoln universities* Easy to follow and jargon-free* Currently no other similar book in the market* A lot of information available on livestock production in New Zealand is onindustry websites or in the scientific literature and much is material fromoutside the country, usually from the USA, and does not reflect farmingpractice in New Zealand. This book addresses that situation.

    ISBN: 9780994136312
    Publication date: 02/02/2017
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Stafford, Kevin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
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