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The history makers : adventures in New Zealand biography / Vaughan Yarwood.

By: Yarwood, Vaughan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2002Description: 255 pages.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869415418.Subject(s): Grey, George, Sir, 1799-1882 | Wiffen, Joan | Hillary, Edmund, Sir, 1919-2008 | Batten, Jean, 1909-1982 | Luckner, Felix, Graf von, 1881-1966 | Pearse, Richard, 1877-1953 | Aubert, Suzanne, 1835-1926 | Guthrie-Smith, William Herbert, 1861-1940 | Baxter, James K | Aubert, Mary Joseph, Mother, 1835-1926 | Grey, George, 1812-1898 | Guthrie-Smith, H. (Herbert), 1862-1940 | Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008 | New Zealand -- Biography -- Collections | New Zealand -- History | New Zealand -- BiographyDDC classification: 920
Contents:
The Governnor's Island : a life of George Grey -- New Zealand's 'Terrible Lizards' : the dinosaur discoveries of Joan Wiffen -- Burra-sahib : the legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary -- Flower of the sky : Jean Batten -- Breakout - the sage of the German 'Sea Devil' : Felix von Luckner -- The Birdman of Upper Waitohi : Richard Pearse and the quest for flight -- Sister of compassion : the miraculous life of Suzanne Aubert -- The man who spoke for the land : Guthrie-Smith of Tutira -- Poet of all his tribe : James K. Baxter -- Makin' them dry bones dance : The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.
The Governor's Island : a life of George Grey -- New Zealand's terrible lizards : the dinosaur discoveries of Joan Wiffen -- Burra-sahib : the legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary -- Flower of the sky : Jean Batten -- Breakout : the saga of the German sea devil : Felix von Luckner -- The birdman of Upper Waitohi : Richard Pearse and the quest for flight -- Sister of Compassion : the miraculous life of Suzanne Aubert -- The man who spoke for the land : Guthrie-Smith of Tutira -- Poet of all his tribe : James K. Baxter -- Makin' them dry bones dance : the Dictionary of New Zealand biography.
Essays include: Sir George Grey, Joan Wiffen, Sir Edmund Hillary, Jean Batten, Felix von Luckner, Richard Pearse, Suzanne Aubert, Herbert Guthrie-Smith, James K. Baxter and the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-253).
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In a journey into New Zealand's past, this selection of biographical portraits features people who have left their mark on our history and national character.

Includes bibliographical references.

The Governnor's Island : a life of George Grey -- New Zealand's 'Terrible Lizards' : the dinosaur discoveries of Joan Wiffen -- Burra-sahib : the legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary -- Flower of the sky : Jean Batten -- Breakout - the sage of the German 'Sea Devil' : Felix von Luckner -- The Birdman of Upper Waitohi : Richard Pearse and the quest for flight -- Sister of compassion : the miraculous life of Suzanne Aubert -- The man who spoke for the land : Guthrie-Smith of Tutira -- Poet of all his tribe : James K. Baxter -- Makin' them dry bones dance : The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.

The Governor's Island : a life of George Grey -- New Zealand's terrible lizards : the dinosaur discoveries of Joan Wiffen -- Burra-sahib : the legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary -- Flower of the sky : Jean Batten -- Breakout : the saga of the German sea devil : Felix von Luckner -- The birdman of Upper Waitohi : Richard Pearse and the quest for flight -- Sister of Compassion : the miraculous life of Suzanne Aubert -- The man who spoke for the land : Guthrie-Smith of Tutira -- Poet of all his tribe : James K. Baxter -- Makin' them dry bones dance : the Dictionary of New Zealand biography.

Essays include: Sir George Grey, Joan Wiffen, Sir Edmund Hillary, Jean Batten, Felix von Luckner, Richard Pearse, Suzanne Aubert, Herbert Guthrie-Smith, James K. Baxter and the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-253).

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