Though author Peter Jessup died in 2018, Hurricane Press is committed to keeping his short history of New Zealand up-to-date and available to those who want our nation’s story in a nutshell. The Complete History of New Zealand (in less than two hours) does exactly what it says in the title – it provides a …
Speeches that Shaped New Zealand is a collection of 48 speeches that tell the story of New Zealand’s development as a nation.Through the eyes and words of those at the heart of landmark events, you’ll learn how our country was shaped. They include declarations of war and peace, stirring orations that changed our social attitudes and visions of New Zealand by those who led our nation’s journey.
The Buddha from Birmingham centres on the lives of Arthur Swain and Dorothy May Swain née Cadman, especially their ten years of service as medical missionaries in China and India 1925-1935. It draws upon family oral history, documents and photographs, Western and Chinese archives, academic and missionary literature, and Western and Chinese key informants, to tell their poignant and thought-provoking story.
This is perfect for those who want history in a hurry — this neatly–packaged hardback provides a readable and simple summary of New Zealand’s history in only 112 pages. At the average reading speed of 120 words per minute, we reckon you’ll have a decent grasp of our nation’s history in less than a couple of hours.
First published in 1889, this was one of the world’s earliest science fiction novels – a futuristic story in which women rise to positions of power and citizens travel freely in aluminium ‘air-cruisers’. Sir Joseph Vogel’s story is remarkable for the accuracy of his predictions for a world in the year 2000.