It is easy to understand why Auckland has the largest population of any region in the country. It is blessed with two very sheltered harbours and probably the mildest climate in New Zealand. Auckland has become the commercial capital of New Zealand, but this hasn't happened without the innovation an..
The third of three books by military historian Jock Vennell on New Zealand's participation in World War 1 through the experiences of its commanders and the men they led. A biography of Major General Sir Andrew Russell, commander of the New Zealand Division in France from 1916 to the end of the war..
"Guts and Grace" is the history of the Christchurch City Mission. It was launched on 9 July, to celebrate the City Mission's 90th anniversary, at the Transitional Cathedral. Written by Rev Dr Geoff Haworth, the book traces the origins of the city mission phenomenon, and shows how it
was established ..
In the history of New Zealand art the name of W.A. (Bill) Sutton looms large. His national recognition has been achieved through his emblematic landscapes, fine portraits and educational and administrative abilities. Bill's record of Italy's famed attractions expressed in his watercolour sketches, i..
John and Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders (1864-1891) records the story of two Cornish brothers who ran the Castle Hill sheep run for more than 25 years in the late 19th century. Extracts from letters by both brothers and paintings by Charles that they sent to their family at Enys in Cornwell gi..
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..
MELLONS BAY is a story of relationships and family. It depicts life in colonial Auckland, change and adaptation in a new land, heartache, hope, love and loss. It is also a fictionalised account of the author's great-great-grandparents.
Throughout the nineteenth century many Irish families were affec..
David Harbourne first stumbled across Oamaru more or less by chance while on a short visit to New Zealand from his home in Yorkshire, England.
He discovered a town that was built from scratch in the second half of the nineteenth century. He quite accidently discovered the "Old Town", a part of Oama..