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FINDING FRANCES HODGKINS FINDING FRANCES HODGKINS
$45.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780995102972
When Frances Hodgkins, our most celebrated artist, first left New Zealand in 1901, location became a key factor in her determination to succeed as an artist. In this engaging book, curator Mary Kisler follows in Hodgkins' footsteps through England, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain and Wales to discover the locations in which Hodgkins constantly pushed her exploration of modernism. Warm, insightful, fresh, expert and richly illustrated, this handsome book sheds new light on Hodgkins' life, art and social milieu. Published to coincide with the major Hodgkins exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T?maki
OTAGO: 150 Years of New Zealand's First University OTAGO: 150 Years of New Zealand's First University
$50.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781988531335
The University of Otago has always taken pride in its status as New Zealand's first university. Starting a university in 1869 was a bold move: other regions observed Otago's action with a mixture of surprise, scepticism and envy. The venture paid off: from small beginnings, the university grew into a large institution with local, national and international significance. Like any organisation, the University of Otago has had its good times and its bad times. It has been at some periods and in some ways deeply conservative, and in other ways boldly entrepreneurial. This history is arranged thematically, looking at the university's foundation and administration; the evolving student body; the staff; the changing academic structure and the development of research; the Christchurch and Wellington campuses and the university's presence in Auckland and Invercargill; key support services - libraries, press, student health and counselling, disability services, Ma ori Centre and Pacific Islands Centre; the changing styles of teaching; the university's built environment; and finally, the university's place in the world - its relationship with the city of Dunedin, its interaction with mana whenua and its importance to New Zealand and to the Pacific.

THE MEANING OF TREES THE MEANING OF TREES
$55.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781775541301
A gift book and guide in equal measure, this treasure of a book pays homage to New Zealand's native plant species. Part folklore, part practical, this is a beautiful book focusing on 45 iconic NZ native plants, tells the story of plants and people in Aotearoa New Zealand, also exploring the meaning behind Latin, common and Maori names of the plants. Beautifully illustrated with botanical drawings, paintings and photographs, it shows us how a globally unique flora has been used for food, medicine, shelter, spirituality and science. From Jurassic giants to botanical oddballs - these are our wonderful native and endemic plants, in an exquisite hardback book to be cherished
THE POLITICAL YEARS THE POLITICAL YEARS
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781988545936
In 1975, Marilyn Waring was elected to the New Zealand Parliament as the MP for Raglan. Aged just 23, she was one of only a few female MPs who served through the turbulent years of Muldoon's government. For nine years, Waring was at the centre of major political decisions, until her parliamentary career culminated during the debate over nuclear arms. When Waring informed Muldoon that she intended to cross the floor and vote for the opposition bill which would make New Zealand nuclear free, he called a snap election. And the government fell. . . This is an autobiographical account of Waring's extraordinary years in parliament. She tells the story of her journey from being elected as a new National Party MP in a conservative rural seat to being publicly decried by the Prime Minister for her `feminist anti-nuclear stance' . Her tale of life in a male-dominated and relentlessly demanding political world is both uniquely of its time and still of pressing relevance today.

WAITANGI: A Living Treaty WAITANGI: A Living Treaty
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781869539962
Acclaimed historian Matthew Wright explores the evolution of New Zealand's most historically significant document, the Treaty of Waitangi, from its origins to its place in the present day. From the early cultural collisions between Maori and Pakeha that led to this landmark agreement, to the many reinterpretations that have followed, Waitangi: A Living Treaty brings the story and concepts of the Treaty to life in this revealing and thought-provoking read.
WEST ISLAND WEST ISLAND
$40.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781988531571
Five notable twentieth-century New Zealanders who made their lives in Australia are the subject of this fascinating biographical investigation by award-winning author Stephanie Johnson. Roland Wakelin, Dulcie Deamer, Jean Devanny, Douglas Stewart and Eric Baume had little in common in personality, proclivities and politics. Yet they all experienced fame and/or notoriety in the West Island while being largely forgotten in their country of origin: The works of painter Roland Wakelin place him as a founder of Australia’s Modern Movement.. Dulcie Deamer was a writer and libertine known for her associations with the larger-than-life characters of the Sydney bohemian.The forthright feminism and creative integrity of novelist Jean Devanny led to bitter battles with the same communist movement she devoted decades of her life to. Douglas Stewart was one of the most famous Australian writers of his period. . Eric Baume gained prominence in Australia as an early prototype of the modern- day shock jock. Stephanie Johnson restores these striking New Zealanders to our national narrative, engaging their life stories to illuminate the curious lacuna that exists at the heart of the complex relationship between the two nations.

WOMANKIND: New Zealand Women Making a Difference WOMANKIND: New Zealand Women Making a Difference
$65.00 NZD
ISBN: 9780143772729
A landmark book of profiles and portraits celebrating the achievements and diversity of New Zealand women across many spheres – politics, arts, science, community development, business innovation and health. These leaders share their views on what it is like to be a woman in New Zealand today – the contributions they are most proud of, challenges they have faced and still face, dreams they have and goals for the role of New Zealand women. The range of women covers diverse fields, ages and ethnic backgrounds – from household names like Helen Clark, Jenny Shipley and Jacinda Ardern, Malvina Major and Anne Salmon, Margaret Sparrow and Portia Woodman, to unsung heroines of the suburbs – a Kiwi Samoan scientist, the first Indian-born female police officer, and a maker of coffins! These women have set out to make a difference in the world, whether on a global stage or in their local communities
WON BY THE SPADE: How the Royal New Zealand Engineers Built a Nation WON BY THE SPADE: How the Royal New Zealand Engineers Built a Nation
$70.00 NZD
ISBN: 9781775593645
This authoritative history of the Royal New Zealand Engineers offers a comprehensive account of the corps' actions, events and personnel from the New Zealand Wars of the 19th century to the present. It examines military engineering in New Zealand, the corps' role in overseas wars and home defences, and provides a contemporary record of New Zealand's contribution to military engineering, including demining operations, peacekeeping and civil aid missions. The book carries underlying themes of military innovation and engineering's contribution to national development. In New Zealand's context military engineering played a key role in building infrastructure in an otherwise undeveloped country.


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