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              This area features titles by New Zealand, Australian or Pasifika authors or publishers. It also contains titles from around the world with a uniquely New Zealand, Australian and Pasifika perspective. This in-depth coverage includes material supplied by mainstream publishers, small specialist/niche publishers and self-published authors. View our recently added titles.

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              List of titles published from 26 September to 25 October 2020.

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              You'll never make it
               

              You'll never make it (Paperback)

              By Hall-Jones, Rod

              • RRP: $12.50
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              At 17 years old, Invercargill-born Rod Hall-Jones has one goal: to become a commercial pilot. And when the chief flying instructor of Southland Aero Club tells him, You'll never make it, it only makes him want to succeed more.

              ISBN 9780473541194
              Published AU 22 Oct 2020
              Publisher Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary
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              Baghdad or Bust: Diary of a Matchless ride through Europe and the Middle East in 1964
               

              Baghdad or Bust: Diary of a Matchless ride through Europe and the Middle East in 1964 (Paperback)

              By Clark, Kevin

              • RRP: $49.50
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              This is a richly illustrated light-hearted account of aa adventurous ride from London to Baghdad and back in 1964, two up on a 1958 Matchless motorbike with a cargo sidecar. In the Middle East they encountered hostilities as well as warm hospitality, and some bizarre encounters c...rossing the Syrian Desert.
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              ISBN 9780473537456
              Published AU 19 Oct 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              The Discovery of Tahiti
                

              The Discovery of Tahiti (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Druett, Joan

              • RRP: $59.99
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              Romance and the islands have gone hand-in-hand since the bare-breasted young women of Tahiti gave a rousing welcome to the 18th-century European adventurers who discovered the island. It was not just a tropical port of call that Captain Wallis and his men found, but their tales o...f golden girls and a majestic island queen became a foundation stone of the Romantic Movement, an enduring inspiration for writers, artists, filmmakers ... mutineers.Joan Druett follows up her prize-winning biography of the remarkable priestly navigator, Tupaia, by bringing this extraordinary story to life. ''''...one of New Zealand's most gifted authors'''' - John Dunmore, in The Listener ''''Druett has a talent for storytelling'''' - Paste magazine ''''Joan Druett ... is one of our most readable historians. Her knowledge of maritime events is encyclopedic. And she can write: vividly, lucidly, accurately'''' -New Zealand Herald
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              ISBN 9780369343628
              Released AU 16 Oct 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Tupaia: Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator
                

              Tupaia: Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Druett, Joan

              • RRP: $49.99
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              Tupaia sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific and was the ship's translator. Lauded by Europeans as an ''''extraordinary genius,'''' Tupaia was also a master navigator, a brilliant orator and a most devious politician. Being highly ski...lled in astronomy, navigation, and meteorology, and an expert in the geography of the Pacific, he was able to name directional stars and predict landfalls and weather throughout the voyage from Tahiti to Java.Though, like all Polynesians, he had no previous knowledge of writing or mapmaking, Tupaia drew a chart of the Pacific that encompassed every major group in Polynesia and extended more than 4000 kilometres from the Marquesas to Rotuma and Fiji.Tupaia became one of the ship's important artists, drawing lively pictures to illustrate what he described, and he could justly be called the Pacific's first anthropologist. Despite all this, Tupaia has never been part of the popular Captain Cook legend.In Tupaia, Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator Joan Druett brings this ''''extraordinary genius'''' to life.WINNER OF THE NEW ZEALAND POST GENERAL NON-FICTION PRIZE ''''It isn't easy to meld a raw jumble of research material into a cohesive and lively narrative but Druett has managed it with both scholarship and flair. She steers a scrupulous course between fact and speculation, and employs her novelist's instinct for a good story to augment her academic respect for history'''' Joan Curry, Christchurch Press, reviewing Tupaia. ''''Druett's biography restores Tupaia's place in Pacific history and defines his role on the Endeavour... This reflects the originality and talent of one of New Zealand's most gifted authors'''' - John Dunmore, The Listener. ''''Druett's astute portrait vitally contributes to annals of exploration and cultural contact'''' -Gilbert Taylor, Booklist, reviewing the U.S. edition of Tupaia.
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              ISBN 9780369343611
              Released AU 16 Oct 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life
                

              Wild at Heart: The Dangers and Delights of a Nomadic Life (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Lancewood, Miriam

              • RRP: $54.99
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              Miriam Lancewood's first book Woman in the Wilderness told her story of living for seven years in the wilderness of New Zealand with her husband, hunting and gathering, and roaming the mountains like nomads. Miriam and Peter left New Zealand to explore other wild places. They wal...ked 2000 km through the forests of Europe and along the coast of Turkey, mostly camping under trees and cooking by fire. They lived on the edge, embracing insecurity, and found the unexpected: sometimes it was pure bliss, sometimes it was terrifying. But when they moved on to the Australian desert, they met with disaster. This gripping story is about life and death, courage and the power of love.
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              ISBN 9780369343796
              Released AU 16 Oct 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              The Seaward Bush Branch Line: Invercargill - Tokanui Railway 1886 - 1966
                

              The Seaward Bush Branch Line: Invercargill - Tokanui Railway 1886 - 1966 (Paperback)

              By C Glennie, Alex

              • RRP: $92.99
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              The history of the Seaward Bush Branch Railway line from inception in 1886 until it's closure in 1966.

              ISBN 9780473532611
              Published AU 17 Oct 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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              Tales with Tails: Hunting and Fishing
               

              Tales with Tails: Hunting and Fishing (Paperback)

              By Joll, Gary

              • RRP: $31.50
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              Here we have a portfolio of short stories spanning over seventy-five years of the author's outdoor experiences, beginning with a fishing trip with his maternal grandfather at the age of seven years, ending with him catching his biggest trout, aged eighty-one.

              ISBN 9780995138797
              Published AU 1 Oct 2020
              Publisher The Copy Press
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              Toitoi: A Journal for Young Writers and Artists: 2020: 21: Spring 2020
                

              Toitoi: A Journal for Young Writers and Artists: 2020: 21: Spring 2020 (Paperback)

              Edited by Gibbs, Charlotte

              • RRP: $20.50
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              Toitoi is a quarterly journal of writing and art by New Zealand children, ages 5-13. With over 100 pages of original stories, poetry and artwork, Toitoi gives our young writers and artists a real purpose and a wide audience. Toitoi can be read at home or at school and is a valu...able classroom resource.
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              ISBN 9780473539429
              Published AU 20 Oct 2020
              Publisher Toitoi Media Limited
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series Toitoi: A Journal for Young Writers and Artists
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              Saving Grace
               

              Saving Grace (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hyde, Maree

              • RRP: $22.50
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              A true, frank story of fear, betrayal and the overcoming of physical and emotional abuse, ending in forgiveness and reconciliation.

              ISBN 9780995135604
              Published AU 17 Oct 2020
              Publisher DAYSTAR BOOKS
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              Equity and Governance: 75 Years of Blindness Advocacy in New Zealand, 1945-2020
               

              Equity and Governance: 75 Years of Blindness Advocacy in New Zealand, 1945-2020 (Paperback)

              By Newbold, Greg

              • RRP: $40.50
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              Equity and Governance picks up from where Greg Newbold's previous book, Quest for Equity, left off, and covers the Association of Blind Citizens' history since 1995. After briefly reviewing the Association's first 50 years (1945-1995), the book covers the group's convoluted and e...ventful history over the subsequent 25 years.
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              ISBN 9780995132948
              Published AU 1 Oct 2020
              Publisher Quentin Wilson Publishing
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