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Auckland: HarperCollins, (2009). First Edition. Softcover. ISBN: 1869507789. No signatures.; 303 pages. New Zealand historical fiction. "A fast-paced, exciting Young Adult / Adult historical novel about the disastrous collision of cultures that occurred in the Bay of Islands, when the two ships in French explorer Marion duFresne's expedition came ashore to find a replacement for a mast destroyed in a collision at sea. A source of fascination and fear for local Maori, who at first attempted to placate these godlike creatures, but became increasingly angered by their lack of respect for tribal values and traditions, the expedition blindly become authors of their own demise. Orwin skilfully reveals the ill-fated expedition's bitter end, after months of cohabitation, racheting up the tension with a clever use of a fictitious written Maori account of the events that has survived as a tribal artifact. European history has told one side of the story, and now through the device of a young sailor, who is adopted by one of the Rangatira vying for political and military dominance, Joanna Orwin weaves a fascination Maori counterpoint so that the inexplicable treachery becomes not only explicable but increasingly inevitable. Researched in depth with local sources, for the first time a key event in history is examined in a fresh and revealing way, bringing the tragic events to a breathtaking conclusion and casting a new light on the past through the narrative device of a skilled novelist."; 8vo. Very Good with no dust jacket .
Renaissance BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 14198
USD 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 | £UK 19.5 | JP¥ 2750]
Keywords: 1869507789

Kauri: Witness to a Nation's History [Paperback] by Joanna Orwin
New Holland Publishers (UK), 2004. Paperback. Brand new gift quality trade paperback with French flaps. Illustrated throughout. Please email for photos.. New .
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Book number: 31830
USD 206.17 [Appr.: EURO 193 | £UK 167 | JP¥ 23626]

Kauri: Witness to a Nation's History
Auckland, New Zealand, New Holland. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 1869660374). Soft Cover with French Flaps, 170mm x 230mm. Covers have light general wear. Spine not creased. Internally clean. 208pp. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued.
LectiOzProfessional seller
Book number: 016201
AUD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 US$ 13.62 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1561]
Keywords: 1869660374

Longacre Press 2001 Paperback, 224pp. "A dark shape hurtled out of the fog. The bird turned in a curving steep dive, aiming for Tama. The boy was being dragged beneath it, his feet barely brushing the tops of tussocks. Owl and Tama could hardly be more different. Owl has a lot to cope with. He's trying to get used to life without his Dad while helping his family run their struggling farm, All he wants is to escape by getting into archaeology and improve his climbing. And along comes Tama, a disgruntled city kid. Owl's family supposedly has to help him out. Tama won't say much, but Owl can tell he's full of aggro and resentment. The boys are set for a stand-off.Yet Tama's arrival coincides with Owl's discovery of some Maori cave drawings. Owl's interest in the rock art, and the tension between him and Tama, somehow unleash a disturbing malevolence from the past. Together they have set free the forces of the ancient myth of the Pouakai, a brutal man-eater bent on destruction. Owl and reluctant Tama must decode the story of the cave drawings so they can defeat the creature: to save themselves, Owl's family, and the local farmers.A wild, gripping novel that retells the Waitaha legend of the Puuakai. ", (ISBN: 9781877135583). Good.
Book HavenProfessional seller
Book number: 1073786
NZD 22.50 [Appr.: EURO 15.25 US$ 16.21 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1857]
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Keywords: "Childrens, Fiction, NZ"9781877135583 9781877135583

Travis Wetland Walk - A Field Guide
Christchurch: Travis Wetland Trust, 2005. First Edition. Softcover. ISBN: 1877313165. 48 pages. Spiral binding. Page dimensions: 211 x 146mm. Numerous illustrations in colour. A guide to the Travis Wetland Nature Heritage Park in east Christchurch. Contents includes wetland restoration, wetland habitats, birds and other wildlife, vegetation. Written by Joanna Orwin, designed by Sandra Parkkali.. Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued .
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Book number: 18329
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2292]
Keywords: 1877313165

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