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              Totara
               

              Totara (Hardback)

              By Simpson, Phillip

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $54.99
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              A new softback edition of this modern classic of our most renowned tree, the totara. A wonder of evolution, the big tree of the forest, the wood behind Maori carving and Pakeha fence posts: the 'mighty totara' is New Zealand's tree and this book tells its story. The 'mighty totar...a' is one of our most extraordinary trees. Among the biggest and oldest trees in the New Zealand forest, the heart of Maori carving and culture, trailing no. 8 wire as fence posts on settler farms, clambered up in the Pureora protests of the 1980s: the story of New Zealand can be told through totara. Simpson tells that story like nobody else could. In words and pictures, through waka and leaves, farmers and carvers, he takes us deep inside the trees: their botany and evolution, their role in Maori life and lore, their uses by Pakeha, and their current status in our environment and culture. By doing so, Simpson illuminates the natural world and the story of Maori and Pakeha in this country. Our largest trees, the kauri Tane Mahuta and the totara Pouakani, are both thought to be around 1000 years old. They were here before we humans were and their relatives will probably be here when we are gone. Totara has been central to life in this country for thousands of years. This book tells a great tree's story, and that is our story too.
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              ISBN 9781869409067
              Published AU 14 Nov 2019
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Kua tae mai te Po (The night has arrived)
                

              Kua tae mai te Po (The night has arrived) (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, Contains 1 Paperback / softback and 1 CD-Audio)

              By Holt, Sharon

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $22.99
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              A children's song Kua tae mai te p = the night has arrived, talk about Nativity of Jesus, introducing Mori language vocabulary.

              ISBN 9780995126428
              Published AU 15 Oct 2019
              Publisher Edumaxi
              Interest Age 2-6 years
              Series Te Reo Singalong
              Language (Maori)
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              Wishing Well // Ma'u Pe Kai
               

              Wishing Well // Ma'u Pe Kai (Paperback)

              Edited by Gennard, Simon; Text by Taulangau, Matavai; Chan, Wai Ching; Ashton, Arapeta; Kaho, Simone

              • RRP: $32.50
              • $32.50
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              Wishing Well // Ma'u Pe Kai is published alongside solo exhibitions by Wai Ching Chan and Matavai Taulangau held at Enjoy in August 2019. The publication unfolds as two sets of responses; developed separately, but anchored, like both Chan's and Taulangau's projects, in questions ...surrounding migration, labour, cultural identity and its continuity.
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              ISBN 9780473494353
              Published AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Cherry Picker's Daughter: A childhood memoir
                

              The Cherry Picker's Daughter: A childhood memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Reed-Gilbert, Aunty Kerry

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $26.99
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              A portrait of growing up Aboriginal on the fringes of outback towns in New South Wales in the mid-twentieth century. The Cherry Picker's Daughter is a window into the day-to-day experience, an insight into the strength, resilience and ingenuity of Aboriginal families, women in pa...rticular, to survive seemingly insurmountable adversity.
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              ISBN 9781925893090
              Published AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Wild Dingo Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              From the Ashes
               

              From the Ashes (Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $14.99
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              A captivating story of family and friendship through one decade of incredible change, from NZ's no.1 bestselling author. In 1950s Auckland things are changing - and fast. Women are joining the workforce in numbers, whitegoods are readily available and the age of rock'n' roll has ...arrived. Allie Manaia works the Elizabeth Arden counter at Smith and Caughey's. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares. Kathleen Lawson - rich, lonely and bored - is one of Allie's customers. Kathleen takes a shine to Allie, but when Kathleen discovers Allie's husband is Maori, her attitude changes. Is she trying to make friends or poison the relationship between Sonny and Allie? Meanwhile, Sonny's beautiful younger sister, Polly, is embracing the more relaxed moral standards of the era, living a vibrant but wayward life as a waitress-model-goodtime girl while leaving her young daughter to be raised by her mother. As each woman navigates the shifting social and cultural landscape of the 1950s, she is faced with new possibilities and decisions - with freedom comes joy, but also fear and, occasionally, mistakes. Told in Deborah Challinor's trademark style - equal parts heart and humour - From the Ashes follows the fortunes of the women of three families through one decade of incredible change. Praise for Deborah Challinor: 'Challinor is a good storyteller ... seamlessly joining fact and fiction and creating a convincing, atmospheric yarn' Bookseller + Publisher 'The perfect blend of fact and fiction' New Zealand Herald
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              ISBN 9781460754139
              Published AU 21 Oct 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Labour Lines and Colonial Power: Indigenous and Pacific Islander Labour Mobility in Australia
                

              Labour Lines and Colonial Power: Indigenous and Pacific Islander Labour Mobility in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Stead, Victoria; Eltman, Jon

              • RRP: $55.00
              • $55.00
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              Today, increases of so-called `low-skilled' and temporary labour migrations of Pacific Islanders to Australia occur alongside calls for Indigenous people to `orbit' from remote communities in search of employment opportunities. These trends reflect the persistent neoliberalism wi...thin contemporary Australia, as well as the effects of structural dynamics within the global agriculture and resource extractive industries. They also unfold within the context of long and troubled histories of Australian colonialism, and of complexes of race, labour and mobility that reverberate through that history and into the present. The contemporary labour of Pacific Islanders in the horticultural industry has sinister historical echoes in the `blackbirding' of South Sea Islanders to work on sugar plantations in New South Wales and Queensland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as in wider patterns of labour, trade and colonisation across the Pacific region. The antecedents of contemporary Indigenous labour mobility, meanwhile, include forms of unwaged and highly exploitative labouring on government settlements, missions, pastoral stations and in the pearling industry. For both Pacific Islanders and Indigenous people, though, labour mobilities past and present also include agentive and purposeful migrations, reflective of rich cultures and histories of mobility, as well as of forces that compel both movement and immobility. Drawing together historians, anthropologists, sociologists and geographers, this book critically explores experiences of labour mobility by Indigenous peoples and Pacific Islanders, including Maori, within Australia. Locating these new expressions of labour mobility within historical patterns of movement, contributors interrogate the contours and continuities of Australian coloniality in its diverse and interconnected expressions.
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              ISBN 9781760463069
              Published AU 6 Oct 2019
              Publisher ANU Press
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              Singing the Trail
                 

              Singing the Trail (EPUB ebook)

              By McCrystal, John

              Beautifully illustrated with a selection of fascinating maps, Singing the Trail is the story of New Zealand through its maps - and the story of the explorers who made those maps.

              ISBN 9781760872779
              Available in EPUB
              Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
              Language en
              Published AU 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Loan Credits 52
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              Heroics and Heartbreak
                 

              Heroics and Heartbreak (EPUB ebook)

              By Wall, Jamie

              The story of the All Blacks campaign for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, with insightful analysis and full commentary.

              ISBN 9781760873035
              Available in EPUB
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Published AU 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit or 52 loans. view?
              Loan Credits 52
              Each copy purchased buys 52 loan credits to be used on your eplatform portal
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              Christmas
               

              Christmas (Board Book)

              By Books, Campbell; Illustrated by Iwi, Mr

              • RRP: $9.99
              • $7.99
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              A touch-and-feel board book with giant peekaboo flaps, perfect for babies 6 months plus at Christmas.

              ISBN 9781529012880
              Released AU 29 Oct 2019
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Series My First Touch and Find
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              Our Voices II: The DE-colonial Project
               

              Our Voices II: The DE-colonial Project (Paperback)

              Edited by O'Brien, Kevin; Stewart, Patrick

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $54.99
              • Pre Release Local

              The second international (including Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand) architecture and design book written by an entirely indigenous authorship

              ISBN 9781943532568
              Released AU 13 Jan 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Our Voices
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