The 1930s came in with the Great Depression and went out with World War II. But amid the political upheavals and social unrest, it was a decade that saw many traditions shaken to their foundations and new thinking taking centre-stage, from the abdication of Edward VIII to the launch of BBC televisio..
The 1970s was a decade of extremes, from the grim chill of the winter blackouts to the majestic heatwave of the Queen's Silver Jubilee, from the gaudy glitz of glam rock to the trim monochrome of ska, and from the austerity of the three-day week to the hilarity of Carry On films, bubble perms, kippe..
Down A Country Road is a brilliant collection of stories (24) throughout the last 140 years about the eccentric,
colourful personalities who have made the remote back-country of New Zealand's South Island their home. An evocative reminiscence of a way of life that has largely disappeared, it celebra..
Finally coming to publication after many years, The Iron-Bound Coast is a New Zealand publishing gem, discovered by Bob Harvey while researching the history of Auckland"s spectacular west coast. Prepared from the late Wally Badham"s manuscripts, the book records the early years of Karekare and neigh..
Life at the Top: tales from Aoraki-Mt. Cook brings to life the stories of those who lived and worked in the Mt. Cook area and explored the magnificent mountains surrounding it. The themes and issues that dominate the development of Mt. Cook are uncovered in the book.
The mountains have great spiritu..
We all know that we should ask now, before it's too late, before the stories are gone forever. But knowing and doing are two different things. Cynthia Hart, author of "Cynthia Hart's Scrapbook Workshop", shows exactly how to collect, record, share, and preserve a family member's oral history in this..
Pioneer Women of the Bush and the Outback explores the experiences of the women who struggled to support their families and shape the country.This book is a fascinating insight into the daily lives of women from a variety of backgrounds - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, English, Ir..
They were three young men. Brothers. All arriving in New Zealand to start new lives. Joshua came first, and set up his own law practice, later to become a magistrate and a mayor. David came on one of the first four ships into Canterbury and became a surveyor and map maker in Whanganui and Wellingt..