• Filming the Colonial Past The New Zealand Wars on Screen
    Filming the Colonial Past The New Zealand Wars on Screen
    The New Zealand Wars were defining events in the nations history. Filming the Colonial Past, an engaging new book from Annabel Cooper, tells a story of filmmakers fascination with these conflicts over the past 90 years. From silent screen to smartphone, and from Pakeha adventurers to young Maori songwriters, filmmakers have made and remade the stories of this most troubling past. When Rudall Hayward went to Rotorua, Whakatane and Te Awamutu to make his two versions of Rewis Last Stand (1925, 1940) and The Te Kooti Trail (1927), he quickly found that the tangata whenua he relied on for making his films would help to shape the stories. By the time of the renewed interest in the New Zealand Wars in the 1970s and early 80s, thinking about race, nation and empire was undergoing a sea-change. The makers of television drama (including The Governor) and independent film (Geoff Murphys Utu) set out actively to engage with Maori advisers and performers. In the late 1980s and 90s, screen industry deregulation brought a new set of challenges. Filming the Colonial Past shows how documentaries notably the New Zealand Wars series of 1998 and feature films Vincent Wards River Queen and Rain of the Children negotiated these hurdles. Meanwhile, Maori working on Pakeha-led productions honed their skills. Today, the growth of Maori creative control, enabled by the diminishing cost of digital media and the expansion of platforms, signals a new era. From these sources come documentaries from Maori perspectives and new ways of exploring the past, from music videos to online histories. Each of these productions is a snapshot of a complex cultural moment. In examining this history, Annabel Cooper illuminates a fascinating path of cultural change through successive generations of filmmakers.

    ISBN: 9781988531083
    Publication date: 01/09/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Cooper, Annabel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • First Map How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand
    First Map How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand
    The story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, lavishly produced and richly illustrated

    Since it was published by the Admiralty in 1816, James Cook's chart of New Zealand has long been regarded as one of the most extraordinary achievements in the history of cartography. First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand tells the human story behind the creation of Cook's famous chart, following the progress of his six-month circumnavigation of New Zealand and piecing the map together as the narrative on H.M.B. Endeavour unfolds. It is a story of courage, dogged perseverance and Cook's extraordinary skills as both cartographer and seafarer. Scenes from Tessa Duder's evocative text are beautifully recreated by award-winning illustrator David Elliot in this exquisite large format edition. Published to coincide with the Tuia - Encounters 250 commemoration of James Cook's 1769-70 journey around New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9781775540946
    Publication date: 19/08/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Duder, Tessa
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • First the Walsh Brothers and the Aeroplane Days of Edwardian New Zealand
    First the Walsh Brothers and the Aeroplane Days of Edwardian New Zealand
    For the first time the true story of New Zealand's first successful aeroplane flights and the people behind them. Extensive research provides new understanding of historic events and corrects more than a hundred years of history with a starting account of what really happened in 1911 and how Manurewa, the first aeroplane to fly, became 'lost'.
    Considered New Zealands 'Wright brothers' Leo and Vivian Walsh were part of a small group of remarkable men and women pioneering motorised transport in the 1900's. The First is the compelling story of a generation including well-known Edwardians, George Henning, Reuben Dexter and the missing early years of international Art Deco designer, Keith Murray.
    The author does not neglect the careers of the Walsh sisters Veronica and Doreen with their connections to women aviators Jean Batten, and Gladys Henning-Sandford, radio pioneer Aunt Daisy and Evelyn Purchas, likely the first New Zealand woman in active service to lose her life in World war One.
    The First addresses tobacco cultivation and manufactoring in the 1870's, the Victorian bicycle craze, the first motorcars, the Glenora Park Flights and the upheaval of war then its aftermath when aeroplane flight would be experienced bu ordinary New Zealanders.

    Terry Moyle's dedication to identifying and dating historic photographs and searching for never-before-seen images complement an authoritative text. As with his previous titles, Art Deco Airports and Art Deco New Zealand, masterly illustration by Rosie Louise and amazing maps instill the spirit of the age in this important history book.

    ISBN: 9781869665418
    Publication date: 30/01/2020
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Moyle, Terry
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Funny As The Story of New Zealand Comedy
    Funny As The Story of New Zealand Comedy
    From the Kiwi Concert Party to The Topp Twins, Billy T. James to Rose Matafeo, Fred Dagg to Flight of the Conchords, New Zealanders have made each other laugh in ways distinctive to these islands. Funny As tells the story of comedy in this country through more than 300 pictures and an engaging text based on over 100 interviews with our best comedians. Published alongside a major Television New Zealand documentary series at a time when comedy has never been bigger, the book takes us inside the comedy clubs, cabarets and television studios where comedians work; it charts the rise of cartoons and skits, parody and stand-up; it introduces us to how New Zealand's funniest men and women have made sense (and nonsense) out of this country's changing culture and society. Funny As is the authoritative, hilarious story of New Zealand comedy.

    ISBN: 9781869409005
    Publication date: 08/08/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Horan, Paul & Matthews, Philip
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • G F Von Tempsky Artist and Adventurer
    G F Von Tempsky Artist and Adventurer
    Biography of G.F. von Tempsky - folk hero, soldier, adventurer, artist and musician. Von Tempsky in Prussia, Central America, travels in Mexico, Californian gold rushes and the New Zealand Maori-European Land Wars of the 1860s.

    45 full page colour plates and illustrated catalogue raisonne of his art and scrimshaw work

    Limited to 1250 numbered copies.

    ISBN: 9780908578207
    Price: $120.00
    Author: Young, Rose, Curnow, Heather, King, Michael
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $120.00
  • Galleries of Maoriland
    Galleries of Maoriland
    Lindauer and Goldie, the Dominion Museum and the Polynesian Society: the story of artists and collectors engaging with the Maori world in turn-of-the-century New Zealand.

    Galleries of Maoriland introduces us to the many ways in which Pakeha discovered, created, propagated and romanticised the Maori world at the turn of the century – in the paintings of Lindauer and Goldie; among artists, patrons, collectors and audiences; inside the Polynesian Society and the Dominion Museum; among stolen artefacts and fantastical accounts of the Maori past.

    The culture of Maoriland was a Pakeha creation. But Galleries of Maoriland shows that Maori were not merely passive victims: they too had a stake in this process of romanticisation. What, this book asks, were some of the Maori purposes that were served by curio displays, portrait collections, and the wider ethnological culture? Why did the idealisation of an ancient Maori world, which obsessed ethnological inquirers and artists alike, appeal also to Maori? Who precisely were the Maori participants in this culture, and what were their motives?

    Galleries of Maoriland looks at Maori prehistory in Pakeha art; the enthusiasm of Pakeha and Maori for portraiture and recreations of ancient life; the trade in Maori curios; and the international exhibition of this colonial culture. By illuminating New Zealand’s artistic and ethnographic economy at the turn of the twentieth century, this book provides a new understanding of our art and our culture.



    ISBN: 9781869409357
    Publication date: 18/10/2018
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Blackley, Roger
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • 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 New Zealand History
    Great Tales from New Zealand History
    Forty-six diverse, absorbing stories which reveal the often forgotten colour and vibrancy of our country's past. Who really did discover New Zealand? Who were the real villains at Parihaka? Have we written timid explorer Abel Tasman out of our history books? What became of the threat of Russian invasion in the 1880s? Why did so many Kiwi lads die in the deep grey mud at Passendale? The true story behind the massacre of Japanese prisoners-of-war in the Wairarapa prison camp. This great collection of tales explores these and many more questions and issues which have fascinated New Zealanders and filled many a page in many a history book over the years. Gordon McLauchlan, a master storyteller who recognises a good yarn when he sees it, brings a fresh perspective on some old and often vexed periods in New Zealand's history.

    ISBN: 9781869538590
    Publication date: 15/09/2014
    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
  • Guts and Grace
    Guts and Grace
    The Christchurch City Mission is one of the city’s most respected and active caring organisations. It was born during the start of the Great Depression, the last of New Zealand’s Anglican founded city missions. It took root during a time of social upheaval, as Christchurch came to grips with the depression, and then with the outbreak of the Second World War.

    Countless Cantabrians have benefitted from the services it provides. Many hundreds of people have contributed to its teams of volunteers, or joined its paid staff. Many more give generously to supporting its operations, sharing its vision, and planning its future.

    As the Mission prepares to celebrates its ninetieth birthday, it will finally tell its story. It is a remarkable story of vision, generosity, daring experiment, and fruitful partnerships. The City Missioners have all been people of rare talents and creative energy. They have been served by many people of strong ability and practicality, united in their dedication to the purposes of the City Mission.

    ISBN: 9781927167403
    Publication date: 15/05/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Haworth, Geoffrey
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • He Reo Wahine Maori Women's Voices from the Nineteenth Century
    He Reo Wahine Maori Women's Voices from the Nineteenth Century
    During the nineteenth century, Maori women produced letters and memoirs, wrote off to newspapers and commissioners, appeared before commissions of enquiry, gave evidence in court cases, and went to the Native Land Court to assert their rights. He Reo Wahine is a bold new introduction to the experience of Maori women in colonial New Zealand through Maori women's own words - the speeches and evidence, letters and testimonies that they left in the archive.Drawing from over 500 texts in both English and te reo Maori written by Maori women themselves, or expressing their words in the first person, He Reo Wahine explores the range and diversity of Maori women's concerns and interests, the many ways in which they engaged with colonial institutions, as well as their understanding and use of the law, legal documents, and the court system. The book both collects those sources - providing readers with substantial excerpts from letters, petitions, submissions and other documents - and interprets them. Eight chapters group texts across key themes: land sales, war, land confiscation and compensation, politics, petitions, legal encounters, religion and other private matters.Beside a large scholarship on New Zealand women's history, the historical literature on Maori women is remarkably thin. This book changes that by utilising the colonial archives to explore the feelings, thoughts and experiences of M?ori women - and their relationships to the wider world.

    ISBN: 9781869408664
    Publication date: 30/07/2017
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Paterson, Lachy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • 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
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