The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, Volume One, 1769-1869. Published by Allen & Unwin & The Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington. First edition.
Allen & Unwin, Wellington, 1990. Hardback with dust-jacket, 674 pages. SECONDHAND
The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, Volume Two, 1870-1900. Published by Bridget Willams Books & The Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington. First edition, 1993. Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 1993. Hardback with dust-jacket, 664 pages. SECONDHAND
The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, Volume Five, 1941-1960. Published by Auckland University Press and The Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington. Auckland University Press, 2000. Hardback with dust-jacket, 679 pages. SECONDHAND
A thoroughly researched biography that does full justice to the extraordinary vitality of the man and his grandiose schemes which were to lead him to poverty and ridicule.
Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 362 pages. SECONDHAND
Biography of the author of 'Station Life in New Zealand' who had a rich and sometimes turbulent life in Jamaica, England, South Africa, Mauritius, Australia and Trinidad. An intellegent woman of many gifts this life makes facinating reading.
David Bateman, Auckland, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 312 pages. SECONDHAND
The edited correspondence of Suzanne Aubert, founder and leader of the Sisters of Our Lady of Compassion, 1868-1926. A facinating and revealing insight into her life.
Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2009. Softback. 635 pages. NEW
Six decades before the term 'safe sex' was coined, Ettie Rout went to war to protect soldiers from venerial disease. She saw service in Cairo and London and in Paris she ran a complete social and sexual welfare service for ANZAC soldiers of World War One.
Penguin Books NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1992. Paperback. 283 pages. SECONDHAND
This life of on eof the best poets of the twentieth century has been fifteen years in the making. It is the definitive biography of one of the most significant New Zealanders, a brilliant talker he was a deeply self aware and complex man and a gifted writer.
Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 320 pages. SECONDHAND
Edmond describes her unconventional Hawke's Bay childhood, wartime years as a student in Wellington, motherhood and teaching career before her 'second life' as a writer and poet began. Second edition 2001.
Bridget Williams. Softback. 420 Pages. SECONDHAND
Nola Luxford's life spanned the twentieth century and circled the globe, taking her from Hawke's Bay to Hollywood and New York. She became well known in NZ for her radio broadcasts, but it was the ANZAC club that she considered was her greatest achievement.
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2000. Softback. 238 pages. SECONDHAND
A biography of New Zealand’s most well known and least public author, written by another much loved New Zealand writer, quite a combination.
Viking Penguin Books NZ, Auckland, 2000. Hardback with dust-jacket. 583 pages. SECONDHAND
Peter Tauwhare, a Ngai Tahu kaumatua, relates how he joined the Royal New Zealand Navy at the outbreak of war when he was only 15 years old, his descent into alcoholism and decision to become an Anglican priest. A powerful autobiography. Author's dedication on front endpaper.
Privately published, Christchurch, 2002. Softcovers. 162 Pages. SECONDHAND.
The story of Graeme Horncastle and his family, a journey from humble beginnings to success and wealth and then tragedy. Finally getting life back together and finding peace of mind.
Pavillions Hotel Ltd., Christchurch, 2011. Softback. 360 pages. NEW
Two kiwis follow in the footsteps of missionary Andrew Lennox who rode a horse from Adelaide to Dawin in 1899. A year later he rode back on a bicycle. A witty, moving and informative story.
Bill Lennox, Wellington, 2010. Softback. 179 pages. NEW
The remarkable story of a life of service to scouting in New Zealand from the beginning of the local movement in 1915 to the end of her life in 1959. Numerous illustrations.
Keeling & Mundy Ltd., Palmerston North, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 89 pages. SECONDHAND
Illustrated biography of NZ educationalist J.P. Firth, headmaster of Wellington College for twenty nine years 1891-1920.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1937. Hardback with dust jacket. 228 pages. SECONDHAND