• Ngai Tahu Deeds a Window on New Zealand  History
    Ngai Tahu Deeds a Window on New Zealand History
    Harry Evison re-examines New Zealand colonial history in the light of a number of original documents, particularly the ten Ngai Tahu deeds by which the Crown acquired Maori title to the southern half of New Zealand from 1844 to 1864. A unique feature of the book is its handsome colour reproductions of these deeds and their plans, published here for the first time. During intensive research in the Crown deeds archive, the author compiled transcripts and commentaries on the Ngai Tahu deeds and associated documents, which are included here to encourage readers to examine the images and make their own conclusions. Sixteen chapters of text provide a fresh account of the period and the key people involved. They are written in the uncluttered style that won the author the 1994 New Zealand Book Award for Non-fiction for Te Wai Pounamu: The Greenstone Island. Chapters on Maori aboriginal title and the impact of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Wakefield scheme, and the Maori policies of Governor Grey, challenge some popular assumptions about New Zealand history.
    Besides the deeds documents, the author draws on original manuscripts such as private and official letters and journals, Native Land Court minutes, and royal commission testimonies. Thus the Maori voice is heard alongside the official voice. The Ngai Tahu Deeds is intended as a manifesto for the scientific method, demonstrating the use of original primary sources to find out what probably happened in history

    ISBN: 9781877257391
    Publication date: 15/03/2006
    Price: $49.95
    Author: Evison, Harry C.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.95
  • Our Canterbury: a Photographic Journey
    Our Canterbury: a Photographic Journey
    As New Zealand's largest region, it is perhaps not surprising that Canterbury should present a wide opportunity for photography generally and the scenic genre in particular. The scope is immense, from its pristine beaches to its verdant areas of native bush, from the country's highest mountains to some of the oldest and most beautiful heritage buildings. Sadly, many of these buildings fell victim to the 2010/11 earthquakes but many remain. Covered in this book are the small rural towns from North Canterbury down to South Canterbury's Waitaki River.

    ISBN: 9781877303487
    Publication date: 02/03/2015
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Morath, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Photographic Guide to Ferns of New Zealand
    Photographic Guide to Ferns of New Zealand
    Ferns occur in great abundance in New Zealand - there are nearly 200 native species alone occurring everywhere from the coast through to the country's alpine regions. Then there are the fern allies - including clubmosses and forkferns that have an even longer fossil history than ferns. However, most of the ferns and fern allies described in this guide are the commoner species that are more likely to be seen when journeying around the New Zealand countryside. For ease of reference the common names are highlighted in the text although all species described are listed according to their scientific names so that their affinities with related species may be seen more easily.

    ISBN: 9781877246944
    Publication date: 01/03/2003
    Price: $25.99
    Author: Metcalf, Lawrie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.99
  • Please Demolish with a Kind Heart: Behind Christchurch's Red Zone
    Please Demolish with a Kind Heart: Behind Christchurch's Red Zone
    The Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011 caused widespread devastation, resulting in the deaths of 185 people, injuring thousands and leaving a city traumatised. Almost five years on, much of Christchurch has been transformed. Thousands of irreparably damaged suburban homes and central city buildings have been demolished and the rebuild is underway. But there are other places in the city - in red-zoned suburban streets and downtown blocks - that seem to be frozen in time. Officially deemed too dangerous to occupy, many are in a kind of suspended animation - the people are gone but everything they left as they fled remains there, in the same place, moved only by the thousands of aftershocks. Intrigued by these abandoned spaces, photographer Glen Howey noticed that they weren't being recorded, and believing it was important that they were, set out to do just that. The result is Please Demolish with a Kind Heart - a moving and at times eerie homage to Christchurch's abandoned homes, buildings, recreational spaces and iconic cathedrals; confronting reminders of how in seconds, people's lives were changed forever.
    Featuring over 200 images, with accompanying text by Canterbury journalist and television producer Tony Benny, Please Demolish with a Kind Heart is a poignant and important record of one of New Zealand's worst natural disasters, and a timely tribute to the indomitable spirit that is rebuilding Christchurch for future generations.

    ISBN: 9780473333836
    Publication date: 01/11/2015
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Howey, Glen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Portrait of New Zealand
    Portrait of New Zealand
    The country's longest-standing scenic book, A Portrait of New Zealand depicts the landscapes of the North and South Islands in over 200 glorious photographs. The book was first published in 1982 in two separate volumes, with the combined edition published in 1988 and reprinted every year since. Today, with over 200,000 sales to its credit, A Portrait of New Zealand is a Platinum title on the Premier New Zealand Bestsellers list - a statistic that testifies to the book's immense appeal and its high value for money. The current edition contains the same well-loved images but has been given new colour reproduction throughout in order to restore the spectacular quality of the original photographs. Errol Brathwaite's original text has been revised and rewritten by the multi-award-winning journalist and writer Jill Worrall, who was voted Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year in 2005.

    ISBN: 9781869663599
    Publication date: 01/03/2012
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Jacobs, Warren
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Portrait of New Zealand
    Portrait of New Zealand
    The country's longest-standing scenic book, 'A Portrait of New Zealand' depicts the landscapes of the North and South Islands in over 200 photographs. The book was first published in 1982 in two separate volumes, with the combined edition published in 1988 and reprinted every year since. This new edition contains the same well-loved images but has been given new colour reproduction throughout in order to restore teh spectacular quality of the original photographs. Errol Brathwaite's original text has been revised and rewritten by the mulit-award winning journalist and writer Jill Worrall.

    ISBN: 9781869660918
    Publication date: 01/09/2005
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Jacobs, Warren
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Rebuilt Inspirational Recovery Stories of Quake Damaged Christchurch
    Rebuilt Inspirational Recovery Stories of Quake Damaged Christchurch
    Thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed when more than 14,000 earthquakes and aftershocks hit Canterbury during 2010 and 2011. For many homeowners the task of repairing or rebuilding their home has only just begun, or worse, is still to come. But amidst the continuing upheaval, progress has been made — as the stunning homes featured in this book attest. Ranging from restored heritage homes to brand-new contemporary dwellings on recovered sites, they are living spaces made beautiful once again. As well as providing their owners with renewed comfort and a sense of security, they offer a glimpse of the innovative responses that have emerged as people piece their homes back together or build afresh.

    ISBN: 9780143573456
    Publication date: 21/10/2015
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Diack, Lucinda / Juliet, Nicholas
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $19.99
  • Seasons of Erewhon
    Seasons of Erewhon
    'Erewhon is a place with a strong respect for the past, its forebears and the way they eked an honest living from the land, working with the weather and rivers. 'With no beginning and no end, the cycle of life in the high country continues as it always has. These soaring mountains and cavernous valleys look the same as when Butler and others explored on horseback 150 years ago - only the seasons change.' The legendary Erewhon Station is a 13,500-hectare property at the headwaters of the Rangitata River, Canterbury. Nestled within the majestic Southern Alps, and neighbouring the equally historic Mesopotamia and Mount Potts stations, this fabled New Zealand high country served as the backdrop for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Erewhon is New Zealand's true home of the working horse, and a station that brings its past into the present - most 'tractor work' is done with a team of Clydesdales and all stock work, including the traditional autumn muster, is carried out on horseback or on foot.
    Seasons of Erewhon at once captures the spirit of history as well as the distinctive story of enterprise and isolation through the current lease holders: the laconic Colin Drummond and his effervescent partner Erin Cassie. Writer Yvonne Martin and photographer David Hallett follow the couple and their crew as they work this harsh land throughout the seasons, capturing the station's wild, dramatic and ever-changing natural environment.

    ISBN: 9780143573425
    Publication date: 21/10/2015
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Martin, Yvonne and Hallett, David
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Southern New Zealand Landscapes
    Southern New Zealand Landscapes
    Southern New Zealand Landscapes showcases the visual grandeur of New Zealand's South Island through the extraordinary scenic photography of Andris Apse. This beautifully produced pocket-sized edition features a stunning selection of photographs from a wide body of Apse's work. Epic mountain ranges, majestic fiords, picturesque lakes and rivers, and dramatic coastlines feature among more than 70 images capturing the elemental beauty and diversity of New Zealand's spectacular mainland. A beautiful and unique keepsake.

    ISBN: 9780143574187
    Publication date: 30/05/2016
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Apse, Andris
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $19.99
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