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Paddy the Wanderer By Dianne Haworth Learn all about Wellington’s best-loved dog! Paddy the Wanderer is a well researched and endearing non-fiction account telling the remarkable story of Paddy, the wharf-dwelling dog who became a local legend. Paddy the Wanderer was a black and tan Airedale Terrier who lived in Wellington during the Great Depression. Mourning […]
The Viaduct Postcard. This story by Susan Price tells a tale of a lost postcard, a lost jacket and a bossy big brother! Set in 1910 Wellington, it’s a delightful picture of old world New Zealand that reminds us that some things never change. Jack and Bessie arrive in Wellington for a holiday and travel […]
“First catch your Weka”, the explorer Charles Heaphy advised in 1842, then stuff it with sage and onion and roast it on a stick. In that simple way began a great tradition of New Zealand cooking, from Heaphy to the Edmond’s Cookery Book, Alison Holst, Hudson and Halls, and the meal on your plate today. In […]
Aimed at 8 – 12 year olds but useful for the whole family, Anzac Day the New Zealand Story exposes the rich history behind Anzac Day in an engaging and informative style, seeking to answer the many questions children often ask their parents and teachers around the 25th of April every year. It covers all […]
Wellington Telling Tales by Chris Maclean Whether read as a whole or simply dipped into, Wellington Telling Tales vividly brings to life the colourful past of this chameleon city. Chris Maclean presents the city’s history in a series of fascinating historical vignettes, each marking a year of the 20th century. Each tale is illustrated with historical […]
How Maui Found the Secret of Fire. This story by Peter Gossage retells the legend of everyone’s favourite, mischievous demi god Maui and his visit to his grandmother. Maui the trickster wants to know what will happen if he puts out all the fires in his pa. When the people wake they are furious, so Maui […]
The Fish of Maui. This story by Peter Gossage retells the story of Maui and his jealous brothers, who don’t want him to come fishing with them. However Maui is cleverer than they are, and one day not only does he trick them, but he catches the best fish of all – Aotearoa New Zealand. Simply told […]
Faced with days that are too short and nights that are too long Maui comes up with a plan to slow the sun’s passage through the sky.
Discover the dramatic legend of how Wellington Harbour was created.
A DVD postcard looking at the private cable cars of Wellington.
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