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THE STORY OF BELL, GULLY, BUDDLE, AND WEIR 1840-1990
Julia Millen
ISBN1869340264
$47.50

Buddle Weir & Co (1840), merged with Bell Gully and Co. (1860) in 1984. This is the history of the two legal firms, who had worked together previously over more than a century.

Bell Gully Buddle Weir, Wellington, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 258 pages. SECONDHAND


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SALMOND Southern Jurist
Alex Frame
ISBN0864732864
$47.50

Otago born John  William Salmond, was a world renowned expert in jurisprudence and one time Solicitor-General of New Zealand. This biography investigates his local and international work.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 294 pages. SECONDHAND


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POLICING THE COLONIAL FRONTIER. The History of Policing in NZ. Vol. I.
Richard S. Hill
ISBN0477013473
$85.00

The first volume (part one) in a three volume history of policing in New Zealand. It concentrates on the first phase of establishing police authority in the colony, the Armed Constabulary and the setting up of the various Provincial Government police forces. Signed by the author.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 409 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE COLONIAL FRONTIER TAMED. The History of Policing in NZ. Vol. II.
Richard S. Hill
ISBN0477014011
$85.00

The second volume in a three volume history of policing in New Zealand. It concentrates on the second phase of consolidating police authority in the colony folling the cessation of the land wars.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 386 pages. SECONDHAND


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POLICING THE RIVER DISTRICT The First 100 Years of the Wanganui Police
Charles E. Spicer
ISBN0473005824
$95.00

A most comprehensive history of the police in the Wanganui district, the result of meticulous research and the amassing of 1200 officers who served from 1886-1986. No. 979 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.

New Zealand Police, Wanganui, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 320 pages. SECONDHAND


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NO RIGHT TO STRIKE The history of the New Zealand Police Service Organisations
David McGill
ISBN9780959797923
$37.50

The Police Service Organisations were instituted to lobby for better working conditions for members of the police force, a body denied the usual union right of striking. From the earliest days of poorly paid constables, to the Police Credit Union.

Silver Owl Press, Wellington, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 294 pages. SECONDHAND


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DEATH ROUND THE BEND
J Halket Millar
510290425
$55.00

The story of the Maungatapu murders and the crimes of the Burgess Gang of bushrangers who preyed on the West Coast goldfields and committed their murders in 1866.

R W Stiles and Co. Ltd., Nelson, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 213 pages. SECONDHAND


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MURDER ON THE MAUNGATAPU
Wayne Martin
ISBN9781927145746
$45.00

A Narrative History of the Burgess Gang and Their Greatest Crime, one of New Zealand's most notorious murders, committed on Maungatapu Mountain and the West Coast.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2016. Softback. 287 pages. NEW


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THE TRIAL OF MINNIE DEAN
J.O.P. Watt
410211312
$45.00

An interesting account of the trial of the Winton baby farmer, one of the  most remarkable in the annals of New Zealand crime. Minnie Dean was convicted and hung for murder. Illustrated. Scarce. Second impression.

Times Printing Service, Invercargill, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 82 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BAYLY MURDER CASE
J Halket Millar
51021142
$75.00

Bill Bayly, suspected of involvement in the death of his niece but never charged, was later found guilty of the murder of his neighbours, and hanged. Forensic evidence was prominent in the trial. Fragile but complete illustrated covers.

H W Bullivant and Co. Ltd. , Christchurch, (1934). Softback. 125 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE IRON HAND IN THE VELVET GLOVE
Richard S. Hill
ISBN9780864692443
$85.00

The Modernisation of Policing in New Zealand 1886-1917. Volume three of the History of Policing in New Zealand. Includes the Waihi strike and the Great Strike of 1913, arrest of Rua Kenana, and controlling indigenous peoples.

Dunmore Press, Wellington, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 532 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PROBLEM OF PRISONS Corrections Reform in New Zealand Since 1840
Greg Newbold
ISBN9781877399213
$37.50

The first full analysis of the history of the corrections system in New Zealand, weighing the complex factors that have driven the philosophy and practice since 1840.

Dunmore Publishing Ltd., Wellington, 2007. Softback. 337 pages. SECONDHAND


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PUNISHMENT AND POLITICS The Maximum Security Prison in New Zealand
Greg Newbold
ISBN0195581792
$32.50

A history of prison security and penal policy in New Zealand. From the origins in 1880. Includes study of Mt Eden and Paremoremo. THIS COPY is a signed presentation copy from Greg.

Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1989. Softback. 310 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CITY POSSESSED The Christchurch Civic Creche Case
Linley Hood
ISBN9781877135620
$32.50

The strong, compelling and shocking story about one of New Zealand's most high-profile criminal cases-a story of child abuse allegations, gender politics and the law. A superb example of investigative journalism.

Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 672 pages. SECONDHAND


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SINK THE RAINBOW AN ENQUIRY INTO THE GREENPEACE AFFAIR
John Dyson
ISBN0474001725
$37.50

In 1985 French naval special forces mined the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior as it was moored in Auckland Harbour, killing a photographer sleeping aboard. Dyson recounts the French interest in Greenpeace, the operation, and the final French acceptance of guilt.

Reed Methuen, Auckland, 1986. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE VELPKE BABY HOME TRIAL
Edited by George Brand
61029099
$47.50

War Crimes Trials vol. 7. The accused were charged with the death by wilful neglect of 90 or more babies of Polish and Russian forced labourers, who were under their care in the Velpke baby Home, during 1944.

William Hidge and Company, London, 1950. Hardback with dust jacket. 356 pages. SECONDHAND


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A THORN IN THEIR SIDE, THE HILDA MURRELL MURDER
Robert Green with Kate Dewes
ISBN9780473196851
$37.50

The author claims his aunt, Hilda Murrell, a vocal anti-nuclear researcher, may have been killed by security forces, rather than the youth sentenced to life imprisopnment. He investigates her researches into British nuclear energy plants, and the circumstances of her murder. THIS COPY is signed by Green and Dewes. Reprint of 2011 first edition.

Rata Books, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 209 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GIRLS IN THE GANG
Glennis Dennehy and Greg Newbold
ISBN9780790008035
$37.50

Sociological study of women in New Zealand gangs and an examination of gang violence against them.

Reed Books, Auckland, 2001. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND 


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WITH ALL OUR STRENGTH
Juliet Morris
710220311
$37.50

An account of the Anti-Tour movement in Christchurch, 1981. Anti-apartheid preotest of the Springbok rugby team tour. The story from the protesters view, many of whom were charged with criminal disorder, or injured while resisting police orders to disperse.

Black Cat, Christchurch, 1982. Softback. 133 pages. SECONDHAND