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The first 100 copies have been signed by author Renée Hollis!
New Zealand Centenarians Tell Their Stories.
In 2017, Renée Hollis interviewed 120 people over the age of 100, living in every region of New Zealand. Along the way she met opera singers and farmers, a politician and a racing car driver, a nun and a freedom fighter with Gandhi, and even a member of Hip Operation — the oldest hip-hop group in the world! Her goal in compiling the book was to preserve New Zealand history by sharing the stories and memories of our eldest citizens. She wants all people to value the elderly and to read and appreciate their stories and contribution to our society. Most importantly, she wants to ensure that that they are not forgotten and do not become invisible in our communities, but instead are honoured and celebrated. From the everyday to the extraordinary, these are the stories of people who have lived through history and whose message of resilience has so much to offer the generations that have followed.
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781775593805 | Hardcover | 235 x 191 mm / 9.25 x 7.5 inches | 288 Pages | Colour
Updated Paperback 3rd Edition due for Release February 2020. Pre-order your copy now!
Hardback Edition out now!
From the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Alexander Turnbull Library, this glorious, fully illustrated discovery of New Zealand’s key times brings history to life. Each day of the year features a story ranging from the nation-forming to the quirky. A timeline lists key events that have shaped the course of New Zealand’s political and constitutional development, while Born on this Day boxes scattered throughout provide details on around 100 figures of significance to New Zealand history.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/Paperback | 280 x 210 mm | Approximately 500 Colour Photographs | 304 Pages |