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The Ironmasters : The First One Hundred Years of H.E. Shacklock

The Ironmasters : The First One Hundred Years of H.E. Shacklock

$39.95NZD

1973. 1st edition. Celebrating the centenary of the well-known Dunedin based foundry and engineering business, a household name

TE ARAWA: A History of the Arawa People

TE ARAWA: A History of the Arawa People

$224.95NZD

1967. 1st edition. RARE. This history of Te Arawa, who today occupy the Rotorua lakes district and part of the central Bay of Plenty.

Away North Away South

Away North Away South

$49.95NZD

1965. 1st edition. A personal and illustrated view of New Zealand's scenic attractions from north to south

A Clean Pair of Heels: The Murray Halberg Story

A Clean Pair of Heels: The Murray Halberg Story

$39.95NZD

1963. The Murray Halberg Story and the man behind the annual NZ Murray Halberg sport awards.

Death of the RAINBOW WARRIOR

Death of the RAINBOW WARRIOR

ISBN# 0140097384
$24.95NZD

1986. The full inside story of the sensational bombing of the Greenpeace vessel the Rainbow Warrior in July 1985.

Radio: Illustrated Teach Yourself series

Radio: Illustrated Teach Yourself series

ISBN# 34003695
$59.95NZD

1968. Vintage guide for radio and electronics enthusiasts. Illustrated throughout with images, diagrams and schematics

Aunt Daisy & Uncle Sam: Aunt Daisy's War-Time Journey to United States

Aunt Daisy & Uncle Sam: Aunt Daisy's War-Time Journey to United States

$84.95NZD

1944. Account of Aunt Daisy's visit to the US to promote NZ, including tea with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

THE LIGHT ACCEPTED: 125 Years of Wellington College

THE LIGHT ACCEPTED: 125 Years of Wellington College

ISBN# 1869340329
$69.95NZD

1992. History of Wellington College, 1867-1992

A Beginner's Guide to Radio

A Beginner's Guide to Radio

$59.95NZD

1955. A vintage guide for radio and electornics enthusiasts, fully illustrated with images, schematics and diagrams

More Memories

More Memories

$49.95NZD

1998. Collection of 'Memory Lane' columns by Gordon Parry, writer and former features editor of the Otago Daily Times

The Water Joey: Old Wheat Mills of Canterbury

The Water Joey: Old Wheat Mills of Canterbury

ISBN# 058900980
$49.95NZD

1976. A nostalgic fully illustrated guide to the old wheat mills of Canterbury and the men and women who served them.

Born to Fight
New Book

Born to Fight

ISBN# 9780733634628
$34.95NZD

2015. UFC champion Mark Hunt's inspiring autobiography shows a harrowing childhood to honour and triumph in his sport

Gold Trails of Otago

Gold Trails of Otago

ISBN# 589004190
$69.95NZD

1970. A traveller's guide to the goldfields of Otago, including instructions for prospecting and history of the Gold Rush

GROG'S OWN COUNTRY: History of Liquor Licensing in New Zealand

GROG'S OWN COUNTRY: History of Liquor Licensing in New Zealand

$69.95NZD

1959. Serious study of the social havoc wrought in NZ by the alcohol laws and the liquor industry.

New Zealand's Lost Oilfields

New Zealand's Lost Oilfields

ISBN# 9780476010291
$54.95NZD

2004. The author's illustrated portrayal of the oilfields found in the 1970s in the Southern Basin and then 'forgotten'.

This is a Call: The life and times of Dave Grohl

This is a Call: The life and times of Dave Grohl

ISBN# 9780007391226
$24.95NZD

2011. The first in-depth definitive biography of Dave Grohl, including the time of Kurt Cobain's death

A life on Gorge River: New Zealand's remotest family

A life on Gorge River: New Zealand's remotest family

ISBN# 9781869793302
$28.95NZD

2010. Robert Long and his family live in complete isolation, in a hut two days' walk south of Haast in South Westland.

I. George Nepia: The Golden Years of Rugby Football

I. George Nepia: The Golden Years of Rugby Football

$49.95NZD

1963. Autobiography of one of the greatest All Blacks, the Maori full-back.

The Ascent of Everest

The Ascent of Everest

$39.95NZD

1953. 1st edition. A detailed account of the 1953 ascent to the Everest summit.

The Painted Years

The Painted Years

$39.95NZD

1962. 1st edition. Biography of the work of the New Zealand Official War Artist, Captain Peter McIntyre.

10th BRITISH COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Christchurch 1974 - Collection of Memorabilia

10th BRITISH COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Christchurch 1974 - Collection of Memorabilia

$149.95NZD

1974. Collection of memorabilia of 1974 Commonwealth Games - book, official pictorial review and souvenir newspaper

The Decorative Arts of the New Zealand Maori

The Decorative Arts of the New Zealand Maori

ISBN# 0589000322
$49.95NZD

1975. Over 136 plates, mostly in color, of Maori arts.

Robert Laidlaw Man for Our Time: Triumph against all odds

Robert Laidlaw Man for Our Time: Triumph against all odds

ISBN# 0958212406
$38.95NZD

1999. The history of the Farmers company and the development of New Zealand industry in the first 50 years of the 20th century.

EMPIRE ANTARCTICA: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins
New Book

EMPIRE ANTARCTICA: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins

ISBN# 9780099565963
$29.95NZD

2013. The story of one man and his fascination with the world's loneliest continent, as well as the emperor penguins who weather the winter with him.

The Wakatipians or Early Days in New Zealand

The Wakatipians or Early Days in New Zealand

$39.95NZD

1964. History of early pioneers of the Wakatipu Lake District.

Mid-Pacific Outposts

Mid-Pacific Outposts

$69.95NZD

1946. 1st Edition. Tells of events during World War II in the Central Pacific. Rare and collectable.

Art  Deco Napier: Styles of the Thirties

Art Deco Napier: Styles of the Thirties

ISBN# 0474002519
$39.95NZD

1987. Rebuilt after the great earthquake of 1931 into the Art Deco architectural style, this is a long-awaited celebration of the city

Elements of Radio: 5th Edition

Elements of Radio: 5th Edition

$49.95NZD

1966. A vintage guide for radio and electronics enthusiasts, illustrated throughout with images, diagrams, schematics and more

A Lucky Landing: The Story of the Irish in New Zealand

A Lucky Landing: The Story of the Irish in New Zealand

ISBN# 1869412885
$29.95NZD

1996. An account and history of the influence of Irish immigrants who arrived in NZ from the 19th century onwards

Kiwi down the Strada

Kiwi down the Strada

$49.95NZD

1963. Wartime memoirs and recollections of the Kiwi experience in Italy during the second World War

The Clinton Wars: An Insider's Account of the White House Years

The Clinton Wars: An Insider's Account of the White House Years

ISBN# 9780007275861
$29.95NZD

2003. An invaluable history of an extraordinary presidency from a senior advisor who was right at the frontline.

Creative Home Landscaping in New Zealand

Creative Home Landscaping in New Zealand

ISBN# 0868660876
$44.95NZD

1984. Comprehensive fully illustrated guide to all aspects of home landscaping in New Zealand

The Complete Dog Buyers' Guide

The Complete Dog Buyers' Guide

ISBN# 0866220267
$39.95NZD

1984. Comprehensive illustrated standards for over one hundred breeds of dog, with advice on selection, care, feeding and more

A Century's Challenge : History of Wright, Stephenson & Co. Ltd 1861-1961

A Century's Challenge : History of Wright, Stephenson & Co. Ltd 1861-1961

$42.95NZD

1961. History of this NZ firm, early settlement and establishment of agriculture, links with the UK and Australia

Air New Zealand : Celebrating 75 Years + TEAL 21st anniversary newspaper
New Book

Air New Zealand : Celebrating 75 Years + TEAL 21st anniversary newspaper

ISBN# 9780473302511
$199.95NZD

2014. 1st edition. Air New Zealand commemorating its 75th anniversary.

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

ISBN# 0226467406
$37.95NZD

1974. A complete step-by-step guide to the art of French cooking with hundreds of easy to follow recipes.

The Climate of Treason : Five who spied for Russia

The Climate of Treason : Five who spied for Russia

ISBN# 009139340X
$58.95NZD

1979. The book that led to the unmasking of Anthony Blunt as the

Some Recollections of a Happy Life : Marianne North in Australia and New Zealand

Some Recollections of a Happy Life : Marianne North in Australia and New Zealand

ISBN# 071318289X
$44.95NZD

1986. Memoirs of a Victorian traveller and botanical illustrator through Australia and New Zealand in 1880-81

Wild Irishman : The Story of Bill Hamilton....

Wild Irishman : The Story of Bill Hamilton....

ISBN# 0589012940
$79.95NZD

1969. Fascinating biography of Bill Hamilton, the NZ inventor (almost by accident) of the jetboat motor. Includes Irishman Creek souvenir visitors program

TATUA Co-operative Dairy Company : 100 Years
New Book

TATUA Co-operative Dairy Company : 100 Years

ISBN# 9781927181133
$249.95NZD

2014. Transports you from the company's origins as a cheese maker through to its emergence as a world-leading producer of highly specialised food and ingredient products.

Freshwater Fishes of New Zealand
New Book

Freshwater Fishes of New Zealand

ISBN# 0790007819
$19.95NZD

2001. Reed New Zealand Nature Series

The Story of Wakatipu

The Story of Wakatipu

$39.95NZD

1968. The early days and growth of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown up to the boom era of the 1970s

Great Flying Doctor Stories

Great Flying Doctor Stories

ISBN# 073330835X
$39.95NZD

1999. A wonderful collection of yarns relating to this icon of Australian culture, illustrated with b&w photos

The Years Before My Death : Memories of a comic life
New Book

The Years Before My Death : Memories of a comic life

ISBN# 9781877460579
$29.95NZD

2010. Autobiography of one of New Zealand's best known comedy actors, illustrated with b&w and colour photos

A Grand National Commentary

A Grand National Commentary

ISBN# 0851311210
$19.95NZD

1971. Illustrated history of the Aintree course, national heroes, memorable races, lists of winner and horses through to 1970

DeLee's Obstetrics For Nurses : 13th Edition

DeLee's Obstetrics For Nurses : 13th Edition

$69.95NZD

1944. Vintage medical title, fully illustrated with b&w images, diagrams, graphs and drawings

The Illustrated Pepys : From the Diary selected and edited

The Illustrated Pepys : From the Diary selected and edited

$47.95NZD

1979. Illustrated version of selected passages from Pepys' diary between 1660-1669 showing his private and public lives

Trekking in the Everest Region

Trekking in the Everest Region

ISBN# 1873756178
$39.95NZD

1993. Updated and revised guide to the most famous trekking region in Asia, including 40 route maps and colour photographs

Salisbury South Australia : A History of Town and District

Salisbury South Australia : A History of Town and District

ISBN# 085864049X
$59.95NZD

1980. Well illustrated and detailed history of this South Australia town and district; signed by the Lord Mayor of Salisbury

Romantic Affinities : Portraits from an Age, 1780-1830