Transporting convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen's Land in the 19th century. New Zealand’s governing class was intent on cleansing the colony of a burgeoning criminal underclass, and transported many to Tasmania, including Maori, and a woman.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2017. Softback. 247 pages. NEW
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
Māori and the Colonial Courts, 1840-1852. During the Crown Colony period, the British attempted to impose their own law on New Zealand and the colonial authorities set out to craft new regimes and new courts through which Māori would be encouraged to forsake tikanga and to take up the laws of the settlers.
Auckland University Press, 2017. Softback. 317 pages. NEW
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
Covers the basics of law, then the specifics of laws pertaining to farming practise such as liabilities, animal welfare, land title, chattels, insurance etc.
Simpson and Williams, Christchurch, 1941. Hardback with dust jacket. 604 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
Illustrated centennial history of policing in the Waikato from the first constable opened a station in Hamilton. This copy signed by the author.
Brian Walters, Hamilton, 1986. Softback. 64 pages. SECONDHAND
Internal magazine for Cadets, Vol 7 No 3 for Sept-Dec 1962. Details, staff, trainees, postings, awards and prizes etc, plus some fiction etc. Mimeographed and printing on recto only.
NZ PoliceTraining School, Trentham, 1962. Softback. 44 pages. SECONDHAND
The biography of Neil Smith who spent 23 years in the NZ Police, including working in Greymouth and with Search and Rescue operations on the West Coast.
V A Markwell, 2008. Softback. 373 pages. SECONDHAND
Memoir of a New Zealand Police Dog Handler from 1974-1987. The selection, training and operation of police dogs. Includes service in Masterton and the Wairarapa, and Springbok Tour protests.
Wairarapa Times-Age Co. Ltd., Softback. 248 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
In 1895 Minnie Dean became the only woman hanged by law in New Zealand. Her crime was child murder. This is a thorough examination of her life and crimes.
Penguin Books NZ, Auckland, 1994. Softback. 221 pages. SECONDHAND
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
The murder of Honorah Rieper by her daughter Pauline Parker and friend Juliet Hulme was a scandal in 1950s Christchurch and made headlines around the world. Notable in the annals of crime and psychology, it came to international acclaim with Peter Jackson's film Heavenly Creatures.
Awa Press, Wellington, 2011. Softback. 341 pages. SECONDHAND
A biography of the poet-philosopher Lionel terry, who murdered and elderly Chinese man in 1906 to draw the public eye to the Yellow Peril. He was incarcerated in the Seacliff mental hospital, where he continued to write and promote his beliefs.
Otago Foundation Books Ltd., Dunedin, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 222 pages. SECONDHAND
Selection of books and a letter. Bitter Hill Arthur Thomas the case for a retrial by Terry Bell, 88 pages. The State of the Law, what the Crewe Murders tell us, two volumes by Earl Bailey, 1980, 41 + 90 pages. Mimeographed. Report of the Royal Commission to inquire into the circumstances of the convictions of Arthur Allan Thomas, 1980, 124 pages. PLUS a two page holograph letter from Thomas to a recipient named Heather (Dianne Heather Demler?) mentioning a new book being written by a friend. The letter is dated (19)88 at Pukekawa, and signed Allan Thomas.
Ian Wishart produces new evidence about the Crewe murders from a witness previously too scared to come forward. Gives overview of the previous case and trials, and discusses a new suspect.
Howling at the Moon Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 2010. Softback. 280 pages. SECONDHAND
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
Illustrated history of Gang Life in New Zealand. Beginning with the bodgies and widgies of the 1950s, the Hells Angels of the 1960s, the Mongrel Mob and Black Power of the 1970s and the shift to organised crime in the last decade.
Auckland University Press, 2013. Softback. 332 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
The Saga of the Berrymans, the Bridge and the Beekeeper. The death of beekeeper Ken Richards while crossing a bridge on the Berrymans farm and the ensuing legal proceedings are investigated.
Lennox Publishing Co., Wanganui, 2002. Softback. 255 pages. SECONDHAND
A biography of Rev. George Edgar Moreton, a New Zealand Prison Chaplain, who visited England and America. Moreton was interested in prison reform and he mentions some notable cons including Eric Mareo, William Alfred Bayly and James Douglas Stark, "Starkie" of Robin Hyde's Passport to Hell. THIS COPY has a poor jacket with some loss to edges.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Auckland, 1942. Hardback with dust jacket. 326 pages. SECONDHAND
In December 1947 Bill Hill was killed by his wife's lover, and his body concealed at Tahunanui Beach at Nelson. Millar has researched the crime and the events leading upto and subsequent to the killing. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription signed by the author.
Petromill Ltd., Warkworth, 2009. Softback. 260 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the crimes and fate of the Burgess Gang, four London criminals who robbed and murdered five prospectors on Mount Maungatapu in 1866. THIS COPY is a tidy ex-library one with the dust jacket pasted down to the end papers.
Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 181 pages. SECONDHAND
Crown Solicitor for 30 years recounts his most interesting cases including famous murder trials, Maori land cases and for the League of Nations in Samoa. Includes trials of Munn and Kerr, the Bayly case, his involvement with Capital punishment and his rugby memories.
Collins, Auckland, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 213 pages. SECONDHAND