a portrait of New Zealand
Author: Aldwyn Abberley
Publisher: Tantivy Press
a portrait of New Zealand
Author: Aldwyn Abberley
Publisher: Tantivy Press
Author: San Francisco Public Library
Author: Garry Douglas Kilworth
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 3869This is a thrilling new military adventure for Captain Jack Crossman.Captain 'Fancy Jack' Crossman has been sent to New Zealand, where the Maori Wars are in progress. His remit is to map the bush country and to set up a network of spies. During conflict he finds that the Maori are an honourable and formidable enemy. However, nefarious Europeans are at work, enriching themselves as land agents.Jack becomes entangled with one of these agents, the brother of his lifetime burden Private Harry Wynter, and is in danger of being sucked down into a morass of evil affairs. When the final revelation comes, Jack realises just how heinous these crimes are, and he must hunt down and destroy these monstrous elements...
Nine Great Walks, Three Islands and One Tramping Virgin
Author: Gillian Orrell
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
View: 8590When Gillian Orrell abandoned corporate life in London to tramp New Zealand’s nine Great Walks, she had little idea of what to expect. But uncertainty and inexperience soon gave way to the challenge of the walks themselves, as she embarked on the greatest adventure of her life. Fighting snowstorms, blisters and the attentions of unwanted tramping companions, she determined to enjoy whatever fate might throw her way. The hazards were soon outweighed by the natural splendour of New Zealand’s great outdoors, as she trekked over mountains, through rivers, along beaches, past glaciers, into craters, around lakes, beside active volcanoes and through some of the oldest forests in the world. New Boots in New Zealand is a day-by-day account of all nine Great Walks, from the majesty of the famous Milford Track to the unexpected variety of the Heaphy and the beguiling mystery of the Whanganui River Journey. Full of humour and joie de vivre, it is a hugely enjoyable armchair read as well as an essential source of information for anyone intending to walk in New Zealand. Covers all nine Great Walks: Milford, Routeburn, Abel Tasman, Kepler, Heaphy, Whanganui River, Lake Waikaremoana, Tongariro and Rakiura, and includes photographs and maps.
Being an Account of the Many Curious Devices by which Wild Birds are Or Have Been Captured in Different Parts of the World
Author: Hugh Alexander Macpherson
Author: Cloud Coal Shackle
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Performing Arts
View: 1068This entire play takes place in Adelaide Australia. The main plot outline of the play is that it is about a woman (Adelaide) who meets a man (Jimmy) and the two fall in love. The two both decide they want to marry each other but when a friend of Jimmy meets Adelaide for the first time, he decides that he is attracted to her as well. After devising a plan, he sets out to break the two apart and convince Adelaide to marry him instead.
Author: Ravi Hanj
Publisher: Ravi Hanj
View: 2186Tejasvi opens up an amazing unseen world in his writings about his surroundingsÂ' within thirty miles radius. His fascinating world is as amazing as reading the explorations of Xuanzang, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and Louis and Clark. ItÂ's a journey into a whole different perspective of India and Indian Western Ghats. Indian Western Ghats, also known as Malnad region is a tropical mountain region full of jungles, rivers, streams, waterfalls, abundant fauna flora including orchids, birds and wildlife. This region is also known for coffee, cardamom, pepper and coco plantations.I am delighted to bring Poornachandra TejasviÂ's literature to English. Â“By the corner of Indian Western GhatsÂ” is my first attempt in this effort. These stories are true experiences of Mr. Tejasvi. These stories are filled with fun, humor and wit yet educative on environment and eco system.
Author: Valerie Chase
Publisher: Valerie Chase
View: 6694Reeling from the loss of her sister, Yasmin Alejo takes a job as a cruise ship photographer on board the Radiant Star. All she wants is some time to heal, the way she’s been unable to so far—but her annoying (and annoyingly sexy) boss won’t give her any peace. West Campbell used to care about more than money, but now he has only one goal: squeezing as much profit from the Radiant Star’s photography department as he can, in order to win a prized corporate management job. He won’t let anyone mess with that—especially not the feisty and gorgeous Yasmin, who seems more interested in getting to know passengers than selling them vacation packages. As they sail across open waters, Yasmin and West fight storms, seasickness, and each other, until they can’t deny their connection any longer. Every tantalizing kiss takes their breaths away … but if they can’t get over the past, it might destroy their future. ~ The Sea Swept novels are stand-alone contemporary romance novels and can be read in any order ~ Keywords: photography, romance, new adult romance, contemporary romance, stand alone, stand-alone romance, sexy, beach read, vacation, Caribbean, cruise ship
Tales of a Wild Bird Haven
Author: Linda Johns
View: 4323Linda Johns and her husband Mack share their woodland home with a changing gaggle of injured or disabled wild birds and a lively crew of animals. Their living room resembles an indoor forest, with two dead trees providing perches for feathered guests, and their long screened porch is a practice flyway for convalescents. Edna the rabbit lopes through the house with Blossom, the media-savvy hen. Two goats linger expectantly outdoors while Linda and Mack tend their orphaned or wounded feathered guests. Birds of a Feather is a warm and funny account of four seasons in the life of this passionate yet respectful lover of wild creatures, a woman who offers a helping hand to nature's miracles. With exuberant joy, Johns tells about the many birds she has released back into the wild and the few whose disabilities make them permanent family members.
Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
View: 948This is an extraordinary tale of life on the high seas aboard one of the last American merchant ships, the S.S. Stella Lykes, on a forty-two-day journey from Charleston down the Pacific coast of South America. As the crew of the Stella Lykes makes their ocean voyage, they tell stories of other runs and other ships, tales of disaster, stupidity, greed, generosity, and courage.
The Second West Portal Mystery
Author: Mary F. Burns
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 7034A mysterious secret from twenty years ago...Tarot cards left on the doorstep...and murder...all add up to new excitement and challenge at Halloween for Cynthia Montrose and her two lovable English bulldogs Roscoe and Kiwi. And Cynthia continues to get crosswise with her ex-high-school-boyfriend, Detective Leonard Vlainich, because shes always in the middle of whatever criminal activity happens to land in the otherwise peaceful neighborhood of West Portal, just west of Twin Peaks in San Francisco.
From Railwayman to Paratrooper
Author: Norman Hicks
Publisher: Pen and Sword
View: 5180Tom Hicks' story begins when he joins the LMS straight from school and follows his early life on the railways in the 1930s, through enlistment, training as a paratrooper, wartime service, imprisonment and his return to the LMS as an engine driver. ??Tom volunteered for war service in 1939 and was initially placed in the military railway of the Royal Engineers. In search of adventure, he successfully applied to join the newly formed 1st Parachute Squadron of the Royal Engineers. The intensity and rigours of parachute training are described in detail, as are the comradeship and humour that came to the fore as this small 150-man unit fought throughout the Second World War as part of the 1st Parachute Brigade. The excitement of the first parachute jumps are relived together with the parachute operations in North Africa, Sicily and the Battle of Arnhem. It was here after nine days' fighting with his mates falling around him that Tom was wounded and taken prisoner. Following the battle, Tom was transported in a cattle truck to Germany where he was used as forced labour in a lead mine until being liberated by the Americans in 1945.??With insightful commentary from Tom's son Norman, this is the story of an ordinary soldier, who was motivated by pride in his unit. It was this that would not let him leave the army when he was twice given the opportunity to return home to support the struggling railway system. Tom has recounted his experiences with a keen eye and the sense of humour that has always enabled him to triumph in the face of adversity.??As featured in The Star (Sheffield), Express & Star (Wolverhampton) and The Barnsley Chronicle
Author: Stacy Gregg
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 404Prinzessin Haya ist drei Jahre alt, als ihre Mutter bei einem Hubschrauberabsturz ums Leben kommt. Ihr Vater, der König von Jordanien, liebt seine Tochter über alles, doch er hat kaum Zeit für sie. Haya fühlt sich einsam und verlassen und schottet sich immer mehr ab. Erst die Liebe zu dem Fohlen Bree, dessen Mutter bei der Geburt stirbt, bringt sie langsam ins Leben zurück. Ohne Haya kann Bree nicht überleben, und so werden die beiden unzertrennlich. Als Haya schließlich ins Internat nach England kommt, begreift sie, dass sie sich ihren lange unterdrückten Gefühlen stellen und einen Neubeginn wagen muss. Diese wunderschöne Geschichte beruht auf der Lebensgeschichte von Prinzessin Haya Bint-el-Hussein von Jordanien. Übersetzt von: Fiona Weisz
Author: Sarah Webb
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
View: 9759Join The Shoestring Club When the love of her life, Ed, announces his surprise engagement to her best friend, Julia Schuster is distraught but determined not to let them see how much she’s hurting. She spies a remarkable dress in Shoestring, her sister’s designer second-hand shop, and knows she’ll only be able to stagger through the wedding day, showing everyone how over Ed she is, if her body is wrapped in its soft silk chiffon. Unfortunately it costs mega bucks and she’s barely hanging on to her job as it is. Arietty Pilgrim can’t and won’t attend her fiercely competitive school reunion unless she can arrive wearing exactly the same dress. But working as an elephant keeper in Dublin Zoo does not a millionaire make. But fate has a funny way of bringing people together. Just as Julia starts to flounder amidst family troubles, problem drinking and a broken heart, she meets Arietty and the two of them set up The Shoestring Club – time-sharing one extraordinary dress and beginning a life-altering friendship.
Author: Roger McDonald
Publisher: Random House Australia
View: 1953Growing up in inland Australia, Judy, a young teacher, has rarely seen the sea. But when she flees a rioting classroom one dismal Friday, a dud and a failure, she gets drunk and wakes up on a boat. Overnight her life changes; she is in love with being on the water and in love with Wes Bannister who lives on the boat. Sailing was not something Judy had ever thought about wanting, but now she craved it. Wind was the best teacher she'd had, by fara From then on, Judy believes that the one trusted continuation of herself is with Wes, and always will be, but then events at sea challenge their closeness. Must they become competitors against each other in the push to be equals? It seems they must. A Sea-Chase is a novel that vividly tracks ambition, self-realisation, and lasting love tied up in a sea story. The idea that nobody who sets off to do something alone, without family, friends, rivals, and a pressing duty to the world, ever does so alone, finds beautiful, dramatic expression in Roger McDonald's tenth, and most surprising novel.
Collected Pacific Tales
Author: Theodore Lyons
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 7152South Seas Cong is a lurid hodgepodge of seven previously published Pacific island taleshumorous, mystical, romantic, occult, tragic, transsexual, or death-defying, featuring sharks, centipedes, parasites, sacred cows, fortunetellers, prisoners, beatings, shootings, the devil, and the walking dead.
5 Curious Pirate Tales
Author: Jim Chobot,Jackie Chobot
View: 8801"These swashbuckling pirate tales will captivate both parent and child alike with their clever characters and awesome adventures. A must!" -Marcia Vaughan, author "My children loved these stories; they are terrific read-aloud tales. The unique characters, rich descriptions, and clever twists and turns kept them enthralled. And these are pirates we're happy to have our kids emulate-strong women, courageous cabin boys, and captains who love cats." -Nancy Morgan Barnes, M.Ed., parent and educator Follow the daring Sally McGee who must masquerade as a boy to sail the high seas. As her journey unfolds, she encounters an infamous pirate captain, and both of their lives are changed forever. In Pirates' Revenge, Sally is forced to face the consequences of her actions and learns that pirating is not all sailing in fair winds. In Nameless, explore a wrecked ship with the Black Doubloon's Mr. Drat, as he rescues a mysterious young Portuguese girl left for dead. Learn why she must leave her dangerous past behind in order to survive. Sail along with Mr. Drat in The Captain's Cat, and discover why Pieces of Eight is much more than the average pirate pet. And finally, rejoin Sally as she unlocks the secrets of Sanctuary and discovers the story of Zor and Bella, who, with the help of their pet crow Ebony, fight to free their island from the magical grip of an evil sorcerer.
Author: New Zealand. Native Land Court,New Zealand. Compensation Court
Category: Indigenous peoples
View: 2539Titles of the Native Land Court judgments were: Papakura, Tiritirimatangi, Rapaki, Kaitorete, Port Chalmers Reserve, Orakei, Owharoa, Waihi, Rangitikei Manawatu, Aroha, Kukutauaki, Horowhenua, Otamarakau, Paengaroa, Waikanae and Awapuni. Those of the Compensation Court were: John Lewthwaite, Oakura, Waitara South, Ngatiruanui.