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The 30 stories in this book describe some of the most devastating accidents and tragedies in New Zealand history, some famous - the Wahine disaster, Erebus and Tangiwai - but many now forgotten. Fires, tornados, earthquakes, drownings, rail and air crashes all feature in these dramatic retellings, as well as...
Reveals each of the major battles that America would fight in the ensuing struggle against Imperial Japan. In this title, each chapter discloses both the horrors of the battle and the Allies' grim yet heroic determination to wrest victory from what often seemed to be certain defeat, offering a guide...
Why have the struggles of the African Diaspora so resonated with South Pacific people? How have Maori, Pasifika and Pakeha activists incorporated the ideologies of the African diaspora into their struggle against colonial rule and racism, and their pursuit of social justice? This book challenges predominant understandings of the historical...
By Peter Rees
By David Akin
By Beth Conner
The Murray River. A paddle steamer. One hundred years of stories. The P.S. Canberra - a boat that is loved by many
The first study of Australia's military operations in the Pacific during 1943 - Australia's 'finest hour' in the Second World War.
A comprehensive view of Australian history which incorporates the work of more than sixty leading historians.