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            Nga Aro-Takaro: 100 Maori Games Artefacts
              

            Nga Aro-Takaro: 100 Maori Games Artefacts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Harko; Brown, Yves

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            Aro-takaro are the 'face' of traditional Maori games. They are the iconic implements associated with indigenous games practices, rituals and protocols. A testament to their prolific ancient uses are the numerous games artefacts, vividly etched in millennia-old cave paintings, all... over Aotearoa/NZ. Aro-takaro were spiritually conceived from the environment by villagers and perfected as social and educational tools by tohunga, the intellectual giants of the day, known as Hohou-Rongo - revered games artisans and peace-makers. The Hohou-Rongo utilised aro-takaro as mechanisms for peace, enjoyment, social bonding and in education to make their tribespeople resilient and adaptive. Each of the 100 aro-takaro within this volume is illustrated, has a description of the materials it is made from and activities that it is synonymous with. The reader will immediately be able to visit their sacred forests, and with due reverence, identify resources with which to make aro-takaro. These artefacts are as diverse as parahirahi (games sandals) & pikipotae (peace headdresses), equipment for hakura & matamatarongo protocols ( peace dances) and ki (balls), pona (knots) and perepere (games pieces). Here then is a cultural resource which can link educationalists with some of the aro-takaro technologies, conservation practices and beliefs of our forebears.
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            ISBN 9780473468798
            Published AU 21 Sep 2019
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Complete History of Rugby World Cup
             

            A Complete History of Rugby World Cup (Paperback)

            By Peatey, Lance; Foreword by Eales, John

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            From modest beginnings in 1987, the Rugby World Cup now has the alluring aura that inspires everything a rugby country can muster. It is all or nothing, and their goal is plain and simple.

            ISBN 9781742578484
            Published AU 1 Dec 2015
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            Tasman Cup 1964-1975: A Celebration of Australian and New Zealand Motor Sport's Greatest Era
              

            Tasman Cup 1964-1975: A Celebration of Australian and New Zealand Motor Sport's Greatest Era (Hardback)

            By Loxley, Tony

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            The Tasman Cup, a celebration of Australian and New Zealand Motor Sport's Greatest Era... and the book that's taken nearly 3 years to compile. 500 pages hardbound, over 900 hi-quality images and 40 'first person' memories from many of the greatest drivers in world motor racing h...istory, makes this book a treasure-trove for any motor sport fan. Forewords by Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart and Warwick Brown.
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            ISBN 9780980858969
            Published AU 15 Aug 2015
            Publisher Full Throttle Publishing
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            Perspective

            Perspective (Hardback)

            By Perry, Ellyse

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            A book of shared insights from one of Australia's most inspiring athletes.

            ISBN 9781460758083
            Published AU 4 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die

            1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            General editor Heptinstall, Simon

            • RRP: $39.99
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            This latest book in the hugely popular 1001 series showcases the world's best designed and most important cars. With stunning full-solour photography representing the highest achievements of car design and visceral descriptions of what it is like to turn the key and rev the engin...e, this collection is the next best thing to a test drive. Strap yourself in for a cavalcade of the fastest, biggest, smallest, most expensive, and most innovative motorized vehicles ever produced. Arranged by date of launch and packed with beautiful photographs, incisive writing, and specification tables, this truly global guide offers a lush visual history of the automobile and highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers, engineering feats, and designers, and the interplay between popular culture and car design. Discover the extraordinary contraptions that started it all more than one hundred years ago and marvel over today's most spectacular supercars. Read the remarkable stories behind the most famous Ferraris and Porsches and then explore the little-known, unsung heroes of motoring history, too. Survey the cars chosen by stars, millionaires, and world leaders. Admire James Bond's Aston Martin DB5, James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder, and Al Capone's Cadillac V16. 1001 Cars to Dream of Driving Before You Die reveals the stories behind the cars, the geniuses who designed them, the companies and factories who built them, and the people who drove them. It will keep you dreaming about cars forever.
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            ISBN 9781760525330
            Published AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Murdoch Books
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            Mount Panorama: Bathurst - the Stories Behind the Legend

            Mount Panorama: Bathurst - the Stories Behind the Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smailes, John

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            There's no other motor racing circuit in Australia that holds the same magic as Bathurst's Mount Panorama. It's been home to the Australian F1 Grand Prix, The Australian Motorcyle Grand Prix, the world's greatest 1000km touring car race, the Australian Hill Climb championship and... now a round of the world GT championship. To win on the Mountain is still the pinnacle of Australian motor sport achievement. John Smailes, co-writer of Allan Moffat's autobiography, and author of Race Across the World, has been at the Mountain for some of its greatest and infamous moments. His book tells the stories behind the champions and legendary races that have made Mount Panorama so famous. With extraordinary access to all of Australia's leading motor racing names, both past and present, John's book is full of colour, anecdote and true inside knowledge.
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            ISBN 9781760529369
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            New Zealand Rugby Companion: All You Need to Know About the Greatest Rugby Team in the World
               

            New Zealand Rugby Companion: All You Need to Know About the Greatest Rugby Team in the World (Paperback)

            By Lorimer, Kate

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Dec 19

            The New Zealand All Blacks are one of the most recognisable and formidable teams on the world sporting stage. They are the record setters, the keepers of tradition, and the icons of the game of Rugby Union. They have been the benchmark for skill and execution ever since the oval ...shaped ball first arrived on New Zealand's shores, and are a team the rest of the world aspire to beat. They also hold the most victories of any Test nation, and the best win percentage overall, and can proudly stand shoulder to shoulder alongside some of the greatest sporting teams in the world of any code.Much has been written about the All Blacks and their legacy, but in this one book you get the full picture the Tests, the players, the results and the history - recollecting those memorable moments and marvelling at the exploits of some of world-famous All Blacks. From the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, when it was still an amateur game, through to their record-breaking exploits in 2016 at the height of professionalism, the All Blacks have enjoyed one of the highest levels of sporting success in the world. But the modern era is not the whole story.The New Zealand Rugby Companion fills in the essential gaps, provides the historic context and completes the total picture for all rugby lovers. Up to including the 2019.
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            ISBN 9781760790707
            Published AU 4 Dec 2019
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            Phar Lap: The Story of Australia's Greatest Ever Racehorse

            Phar Lap: The Story of Australia's Greatest Ever Racehorse (Paperback)

            By Armstrong, Geoff; Thompson, Peter

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            Phar Lap remains our greatest, most controversial and most iconic racehorse. In this revised and updated edition, the authors compare Phar Lap and Winx, the two Immortals, from every angle, setting up the ultimate match race.

            ISBN 9780994500892
            Published AU 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The story of a sporting icon
             

            Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The story of a sporting icon (Hardback)

            By Mundle, Rob

            • RRP: $49.99
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              18 Nov 19

            Sydney Hobart Yacht Race : A biography of a sporting icon is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges.

            ISBN 9780733339820
            Published AU 18 Nov 2019
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Slow Travel: Reconnecting with the World at Your Own Pace
             

            Slow Travel: Reconnecting with the World at Your Own Pace (Hardback)

            By Watson, Penny

            • RRP: $50.00
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              1 Dec 19

            A motivational and inspirational book for those seeking to reconnect with the world through leisurely travel.

            ISBN 9781741176674
            Published AU 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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