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Old 11-29-2013, 03:14 PM   #11
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Some freebies off mebooks.co.nz that I have found interesting and easy reads, and which may suit and provide leads for some are:

Castaway on the Auckland Islands
The Castaways of Disappointment Island
Tutira: The Story of a New Zealand Sheep Station (this is regarded as one of NZ's classics)

Other Wellingtonians may be interested in:

Early Wellington

Many of their freebies come from the NZ Electronic Text Centre at Victoria University of Wellington which is worth a look (although many of the items are of specialist interest). Unfortunately their offerings are all (as far as I am aware) online reading only, but for those not inclined to read on line or who want a permanent copy, it is relatively easy to spend an hour or two to hook the HTML from ones browser and build oneself an eBook using the likes of Sigil.

Off there, for those who may be interested in maritime history I would point to:

The Wreck of the Hydrabad
Wrecked on a Reef; or, Twenty Months Among the Auckland Islands

Also there for maritime or naval history buffs is:

The Royal New Zealand Navy 1939-1945

which I was particularly happy to find as my father had a copy which he often lent to ex Navy friends but in the end was never returned, so it was not able to be passed on to me. It is a big book with many illustrations, so was a long job, but I invested the time and built myself an eBook of it.
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