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 The Line That Dared: A History of the Union Steam Ship Company.

The Line That Dared: A History of the Union Steam Ship Company.

$49.95NZD

1987. 1st Edition. A Centenary history of the Union Steam Ship Company, founded in Dunedin in 1875.

Maori Legends for Young New Zealanders

Maori Legends for Young New Zealanders

ISBN# 0600073785
$38.95NZD

1975. A collection of Maori myths of Aotearoa, retold for children. Lovely narrative and great pictures.

The Island of Kawau : A Record descriptive and historical

The Island of Kawau : A Record descriptive and historical

$42.95NZD

1919. History of Kawau Island.

The Prehistory of the Southern Wairarapa

The Prehistory of the Southern Wairarapa

$32.95NZD

1980. A study of this area north of Wellington which suggests a series of 7 cultural periods, spanning AD1100 to AD1853.

Apirana Ngata E Tipu e Rea

Apirana Ngata E Tipu e Rea

$54.95 $48.95NZD

1988. Te Kete Raukura series. Rare and collectable.

When All the Moa Ovens Grew Cold

When All the Moa Ovens Grew Cold

$48.95NZD

1983. Nine Centuries of Changing Fortune for the Southern Maori.

The Fixed and the Fickle : Religion and Identity in New Zealand

The Fixed and the Fickle : Religion and Identity in New Zealand

$47.95NZD

1982. A study of the effect of religion on the identity of the native Maori pre-European then post-European, and the effect on race relations.

He Rau Aroha : A Hundred Leaves Of Love

He Rau Aroha : A Hundred Leaves Of Love

ISBN# 0140088423
$46.95NZD

1986. Maori short stories

The Gods as We Shape Them

The Gods as We Shape Them

$39.95NZD

1960. A short anthology of images man has made of his gods together with an introductory comment presenting various reflections, in the light of which the gods and their images can be approached.

Tangata Whenua An Illustrated History
New Book

Tangata Whenua An Illustrated History

ISBN# 9781927131411
$99.95 $79.95NZD

2014. Years in the making and containing 500 images, this is a majestic charting of Maori history from beginnings to present day.

Whaowhia Maori Art and Its Artists

Whaowhia Maori Art and Its Artists

ISBN# 000216910X
$49.95NZD

1977. This book by Gilbert Archey is a result of his lifelong work of the study of Maori Art in all its forms.

Shit Towns of New Zealand

Shit Towns of New Zealand

$19.95NZD

2018. This very funny book describes New Zealand's towns and suburbs from the affluent to the effluent, the rural to the urinal, profiling all the best places not to visit, or heaven forbid, live.

Maori Religion And Mythology Part 1

Maori Religion And Mythology Part 1

ISBN# 9781877385056
$48.95NZD

2005. An account of the cosmogony, anthropogeny, religious beliefs and rites, magic and folk lore of the Maori folk of New Zealand.

Mau Moko: The World of Maori Tattoo
New Book

Mau Moko: The World of Maori Tattoo

ISBN# 9780670045617
$184.95NZD

2007. A magnificently illustrated book is the closest there has ever been to a complete book on moko.

HOTERE
New Book

HOTERE

ISBN# 9780473139704
$72.95NZD

2008. Ralph Hotere is widely regarded as one of the country's most significant painters.

VIVA MALVINA! The lives of Dame Malvina Major

VIVA MALVINA! The lives of Dame Malvina Major

ISBN# 0141005572
$19.95NZD

2003. Biography of a famous New Zealand music icon.

Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom

Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom

ISBN# 9781408700860
$24.95NZD

2008. A stunning panoramic account of the two centuries on either side of the apocalyptic year 1000.

The Da Vinci Curse: Life Design for People with Too Many Interests and Talents

The Da Vinci Curse: Life Design for People with Too Many Interests and Talents

ISBN# 978-1479298310-0
$29.95NZD

2012. For the person with many talents, multiple passions, contradictory interests, raging bursts of enthusiasm that seem to go away as fast as they came.

Cory Jane Winging It

Cory Jane Winging It

ISBN# 9781927262078
$23.95NZD

2015. Random Tales from the Right Wing Jane takes the mickey out of everything - and everyone! - rugby.

Why Businesses Fail: ... and the journey through our irrational minds

Why Businesses Fail: ... and the journey through our irrational minds

ISBN# 9780473442255
$29.95NZD

2017. As new. Take a journey through the irrational mind that we all share and see what part that mind plays in the success and failure of business.

The Bermuda Triangle: an incredible saga of unexplained disappearances

The Bermuda Triangle: an incredible saga of unexplained disappearances

ISBN# 028562170X
$43.95NZD

1974. As new. Discusses the ships, small boats, and airplanes that have mysteriously vanished in the area between Florida, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico.

The Great Kiwi Motorhome Guide

The Great Kiwi Motorhome Guide

ISBN# 9781869797386
$47.95NZD

2011. An introduction to the successful use of a motorhome for a holiday around New Zealand.

 Voyage of the Victory

Voyage of the Victory

$29.95NZD

1956. 1st Edition. Famous fishing boat pirate in a sailing ketch voyage to West Africa.

Front Line

Front Line

ISBN# 0224028278
$47.95NZD

1990. The memoirs of Clare Hollingworth, frontline reporter who worked on equal terms with men in a tough, dangerous profession.

Battles of WWII
New Book

Battles of WWII

ISBN# 9781848371446
$19.95NZD

2008. An Illustrated Account Of The Major Campaigns, From Europe To The Pacific Islands.

Young in the Twenties: A chapter of autobiography

Young in the Twenties: A chapter of autobiography

ISBN# 0091071003
$33.95NZD

1971. 1st Edition. An account of what it was like to be young in the Twenties. Eleanor Allan talks of pawn shops, pocket money, the pictures, holidays, hospitals and the Empire Exhibition at Wembley.

Between the Posts: A New Zealand Rugby Anthology

Between the Posts: A New Zealand Rugby Anthology

ISBN# 0340508345
$18.95NZD

1989. New Zealand rugby history.

Floral Art : An Elementary Text Book For Florists

Floral Art : An Elementary Text Book For Florists

$37.95NZD

1949. Vintage reference book covering everything a florist should know.

The Do's and Don'ts of House and Cottage Conversion

The Do's and Don'ts of House and Cottage Conversion

ISBN# 0950676500
$17.95NZD

1979. 1st Edition. How to restore an old house.

The Wisden Papers 1969 - 1990 Mixed Fortunes

The Wisden Papers 1969 - 1990 Mixed Fortunes

ISBN# 0091746027
$19.95NZD

1991. This is the last volume in the series of selections made by the writer and cricket lover Benny Green.

Life

Life

ISBN# 9780753826614
$19.95NZD

2011. With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll life.

Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Mt. Everest

Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Mt. Everest

ISBN# 0330353977
$13.95NZD

1998. The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Mount Everest - told by acclaimed journalist, and bestselling author.

The Mad Keen Golfer's Road Trip

The Mad Keen Golfer's Road Trip

ISBN# 1869418085
$24.95NZD

2006. 50 Trips To NZ's 161 Best Courses.

Wet behind the Ears: Adventures of a Runaway Sailor

Wet behind the Ears: Adventures of a Runaway Sailor

ISBN# 1869504003
$14.95NZD

2001. Many adolescent boys dream of running away to sea, but Peter Taylor is one of the few who actually did it.

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

ISBN# 9781869799656
$14.95NZD

2012. How One New Zealander Created a Global Business, and his thoughts on the country's direction.

This Country Life: Making the Most of the Simple Life

This Country Life: Making the Most of the Simple Life

ISBN# 0878570527
$23.95NZD

1973. A book about how to self sustain your family.

Daughter of Gloriavale: My life in a Religious Cult

Daughter of Gloriavale: My life in a Religious Cult

ISBN# 9781760631499
$18.95NZD

2017. A personal account, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shocking secrets of the Gloriavale cult, with its rigid rules and oppressive control of women.

Skiffs and Schooners

Skiffs and Schooners

$43.95NZD

1974. 1st Edition. A well-known boat builder and designer discuss every aspect of boat design and construction.

New Zealanders In The Air War

New Zealanders In The Air War

$47.95NZD

1945. Collectable. The first historical and biographical book on the New Zealand squadrons and pilots who fought with the RNZAF in WWII.

Company of One

Company of One

ISBN# 9780241380222
$24.95NZD

2019. A refreshing approach to entrepreneurship centered on staying small and avoiding growth - maximizing happiness, sustainability and profitability.

From Beads to Banknotes; The Story of Money in New Zealand

From Beads to Banknotes; The Story of Money in New Zealand

$39.95NZD

1972. Rare and collectable. The story of coins, tokens, promissory notes, bank notes, and other means of exchange that have been used in New Zealand.

Bourne to Rally: Possum Bourne the Autobiography
New Book

Bourne to Rally: Possum Bourne the Autobiography

ISBN# 9780958238816
$23.95NZD

2003. Possum Bourne: rally driver, sporting icon, family man and great bloke.

 ANZ Sailing and Boating

ANZ Sailing and Boating

ISBN# 0908676352
$28.95NZD

1983. Instructs the beginner and also teaches the old hand a thing or two.

Bay of Plenty Rotorua Walks

Bay of Plenty Rotorua Walks

ISBN# 0868640662
$28.95 $12.95NZD

1983. Maps, picture, descriptions and history.

Enjoy Your Turtle

Enjoy Your Turtle

$12.95NZD

1970. Pet Library children's paperback.

Here They Come Again

Here They Come Again

$12.95NZD

1971. Photographs from the Muldoon era with captions, New Zealand from the 1970s.

 Ideas and Invention

Ideas and Invention

$32.95NZD

1960. 1st Edition. Vintage book on science and technology. Collectable.

Viking America: The Norse Crossings and Their Legacy

Viking America: The Norse Crossings and Their Legacy

ISBN# 450014797
$43.95 $26.95NZD

1972. 1st Edition. A thoughtful intriguing and informative work in an area of historical speculation.

The Man Cave Book

The Man Cave Book

ISBN# 9780062003928
$17.95 $12.95NZD

2011. A tribute to great and glorious man spaces and the craftsmen behind them.

NZ Frenzy New Zealand South Island: 3rd Edition

NZ Frenzy New Zealand South Island: 3rd Edition

ISBN# 9780979923265
$19.95NZD

2016. 3rd Edition. New Zealand's Most Comprehensive Outdoor Guidebooks.

Blokes and Sheds

Blokes and Sheds

ISBN# 9781869502782
$16.95NZD

1998. This is a unique portrait of life in NZ's masculine heartland.

Spy Catcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

Spy Catcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

ISBN# 9780670820559
$14.95NZD

1987. 1st Edition. The former assistant director of MI5 offers an account of British Intelligence during the 1970s.

Gardens for Free - A propagation Handbook for New Zealanders

Gardens for Free - A propagation Handbook for New Zealanders

ISBN# 1869531043
$18.95NZD

1992. Teaches you how to propagate from seed, cuttings and division successfully to produce your own plants for next to nothing.

Going Green: Hints & Tips to reduce your Carbon Footprint

Going Green: Hints & Tips to reduce your Carbon Footprint

ISBN# 9781861472687
$14.95NZD

2008. Hints and Tips to reduce your carbon footprint.

Organic Gardening in New Zealand

Organic Gardening in New Zealand

ISBN# 0790002515
$18.95NZD

1982. Everything you want to know about organic gardening.

The complete guide to Calligraphy: Techniques and Materials
New Book

The complete guide to Calligraphy: Techniques and Materials

$18.95NZD

1985. The complete guide to Calligraphy.

Baches and Cribs

Baches and Cribs

ISBN# 9780143009238
$17.95NZD

2008. A pictional journey through new Zealand favourite holiday places.

High Country Journey: From Glen Lyon to Molesworth

High Country Journey: From Glen Lyon to Molesworth

ISBN# 0589013394
$38.95NZD

1980. One of the best Canterbury books. This is a classic of Canterbury literature that describes most of the high country stations as the author saw them.

Making Jewellery with New Zealand Materials

Making Jewellery with New Zealand Materials

ISBN# 0477013805
$14.95NZD

1987. Instructs the beginner in the use of shells, clay, wood, bone, lapidary, metal, enamels and plastics for the creation of jewellery.

Fishing Even Smarter

Fishing Even Smarter

ISBN# 1877256544
$17.95NZD

2005. A new book for the thinking saltwater fisherman based on the best-selling Fishing Smarter by Tony Bishop.

Stet: An Editor's Life

Stet: An Editor's Life

ISBN# 0802116833
$37.95NZD

2000. For nearly 50 years, Diana Athill edited (and nursed and coerced and coaxed) some of the most celebrated writers in the English language.

Words On Wings: An Anthology of New Zealanders in Flight

Words On Wings: An Anthology of New Zealanders in Flight

ISBN# 186950464X
$15.95NZD

2004. A fascinating collection of aviation stories brings together a selection of the best writing by and about Kiwis with wings. 

In the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

In the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

ISBN# 0563383291
$17.95NZD

1997. In 1931 Joanna Lumley's grandparents undertook a three and a half month journey across the small and secret Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Thompson

Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Thompson

ISBN# 9781847372703
$17.95NZD

2011. The shocking, controversial, moving story of Matt Hampson, the rugby player who dislocated his neck and was paralysed in a England training session.

Frank Whittle: The Invention of the Jet
New Book

Frank Whittle: The Invention of the Jet

ISBN# 9781785782411
$24.95NZD

2017. The story of the jet engine has everything: genius, tragedy, heroism, a world war, the individual vs. the state, and an idea that would change the world.

The Naked Rower: How Two Kiwis Took on the Atlantic - and Won!

The Naked Rower: How Two Kiwis Took on the Atlantic - and Won!

ISBN# 1869587669
$17.95NZD

2011. Rob Hamill & Phil Stubbs were the winners of the 1998 Transatlantic Double Handed Rowing Challenge. Their victory elevated them to hero status both in New Zealand & around the world.

Mauri Ora: Wisdom From the Maori World
New Book

Mauri Ora: Wisdom From the Maori World

ISBN# 9780947503147
$29.95NZD

2016.

How Did We Get Into This Mess?
New Book

How Did We Get Into This Mess?

ISBN# 9781784783624
$19.95NZD

2016. Based on his powerful journalism, assesses the state we are now in: the devastation of the natural world, inequality, the corporate takeover of nature, our obsessions with growth and profit.

This Changing Auckland

This Changing Auckland

$24.95NZD

1957. A photo record of Auckland city during the 1950's. Collectable.

Musterer on Molesworth

Musterer on Molesworth

$47.95NZD

1953. Rare and collectable. Author's account of mustering on this iconic high country station. Bruce worked summers in 1928, '29 and '30.

Robin Hood and His Merrie Men

Robin Hood and His Merrie Men

$12.95NZD

Circa 1940. Children's Classic

 The Young Visiters

The Young Visiters

$22.95NZD

1955. With a preface by J. M. Barrie.

The Whispering Land

The Whispering Land

$32.95NZD

1961. 1st Edition. Gerald Durrell's tour of animals and wild life throughout South America. 

The Barry John Story

The Barry John Story

ISBN# 00021600110
$16.95NZD

1974. 1st Edition. Story of a hero in the game of rugby.

Super Sid: The story of a great All Black

Super Sid: The story of a great All Black

ISBN# 0959755314
$32.95NZD

1978. 1st Edition/numbered limited edition. Biography of Sid Going, one of the great All Blacks of all time.

Grant Batty

Grant Batty

ISBN# 0959755306
$16.95NZD

1977. The story of the most electrifying, entertaining and successful Rugby players of the time.

Fred Allen on Rugby

Fred Allen on Rugby

ISBN# 30493433X
$23.95NZD

1970. 1st Edition. Famous NZ Captain and Coach talks to Terry McLean.

Dot: Queen of Riverstone Castle

Dot: Queen of Riverstone Castle

ISBN# 9781775535430
$74.95NZD

2014. Collectable. Dot and her husband Neil moved to Riverstone over 30 years ago, when it was still ‘a gravel pit'. Now, after years of hard yakka, they own six dairy farms running over 4000 cows.

South With Scott

South With Scott

$47.95NZD

1948. Illustrated account of the ill-fated expedition to reach the South Pole by Capt Robert Scott, told by his second-in-command who lead the Last Supporting Party.

Losing My Voice ! Living with Motor Neurone Disease

Losing My Voice ! Living with Motor Neurone Disease

ISBN# 9780473124885
$27.95NZD

2007. An inspiring and emotionally encouraging moving story of courage and determination.

Lower Your Golf Handicap
New Book

Lower Your Golf Handicap

ISBN# 9780600618836
$23.95NZD

2010. Develop your skills on the tee, fairway and green, eliminate common errors and become a better all-round golfer.

The Cub Book

The Cub Book

$23.95NZD

1977. Scout Association of NZ

Gulf

Gulf

$24.95NZD

1964. 1st Edition. 12 stories set in Queensland, Australia. Crocodile shooting.

There And Back

There And Back

$15.95NZD

1963. 1st Edition. Barry Crump's fourth book, includes Sam Cash, Barry's hard case New Zealander joker.

The Odd Spot of Bother

The Odd Spot of Bother

$13.95NZD

1967. Winning the national lottery doesn't exactly make life easier for Windy. Those spots of bother lead him into more and more hilarious situations.

Bullock Creek

Bullock Creek

ISBN# 0959789715
$12.95NZD

1996. A continuation of Barry Crump's country humour and classic tales.

The Life and Times of a Good Keen Man

The Life and Times of a Good Keen Man

ISBN# 0959788974
$19.95NZD

1992. A continuation of Barry Crump's country humour and classic tales

Gold And Greenstone

Gold And Greenstone

ISBN# 0908968000
$12.95NZD

1993. A continuation of Barry Crump's country humour and classic tales.

Classic Crump

Classic Crump

ISBN# 9781869711078
$27.95NZD

2007. A continuation of Barry Crump's country humour and classic tales.

Bliss in Bali, The Island of Taboos

Bliss in Bali, The Island of Taboos

$43.95NZD

1955. An interesting account of Bali in the 1950's, in between the unspoiled island of the 1920's and 1930's and the tourist island of the 1970's to the present.

A Book of Pleasures

A Book of Pleasures

$49.95NZD

1960. As new. An Anthology of Words and Pictures.

A Book of Delights

A Book of Delights

$49.95 $24.95NZD

1954. An Anthology of Words and Pictures.

A Book of Beauty

A Book of Beauty

$49.95 $24.95NZD

1952. An Anthology of Words and Pictures.

Gipsy Moth Circles the World

Gipsy Moth Circles the World

ISBN# 340004843
$38.95NZD

1967. 1st Edition. Francis Chichester's 1967 single handed circumnavigation set a blazing record for speed.

The Envoy from Mirror City
New Book

The Envoy from Mirror City

ISBN# 0091616905
$19.95NZD

1985. The third book of Janet Frame's three-volume autobiography, described by Michael Holroyd as 'One of the greatest autobiographies written this century'.

Some Other Country: New Zealand's Best Short Stories

Some Other Country: New Zealand's Best Short Stories

ISBN# 0048200182
$17.95NZD

1984. A collection of stories from the body of New Zealand writing that began with the work of the young expatriate writer, Katherine Mansfield.

N.Z. Listener Short Stories

N.Z. Listener Short Stories

ISBN# 0456022708
$24.95NZD

1977. Bill Manhire was born in Invercargill in 1946. He was his country's inaugural Poet Laureate and has won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry four times.

The English: A Social History 1066-1945

The English: A Social History 1066-1945

$21.95NZD

1987. A striking departure from the earlier efforts of Hibbert, one of England's best-known popular historians.

Forty Years of Coronation Street
New Book

Forty Years of Coronation Street

ISBN# 0233998063
$19.95 $14.95NZD

2000. A celebration of 40 years of the world's most famous soap opera, written by Coronation Street archivist, Daran Little.

Uncle Arthur's Bedtime Stories Vol 1

Uncle Arthur's Bedtime Stories Vol 1

$16.95NZD

1964. Vintage children's book. Collectable.