Welcome to Fair Dinkum Books. We specialise in books pertaining to New Zealand's military history. We research, write and self-publish our own books, and also offer a hosting service for other authors who are looking for an alternative outlet for their publications. The cornerstone of our business is the Onward series of portrait volumes. Information about this project may seen on our Onward Project page. Details and samples pages for each book can be found in the Bookshop.

Latest Titles - Available in the Bookshop
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Horowhenua and the Great War
Horowhenua and the Great War
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Southlands Sacrifice
Southlands Sacrifice
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Chaplain Richards: A Tribute
Chaplain Richards: A Tribute
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They Shall Grow Not Old - WW1 Soldiers of the Far North
They Shall Grow Not Old - WW1 Soldiers of the Far North
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Deeds Not Words
Deeds Not Words

Deeds Not Words represents the roll of Mercantile Marine War Medal as issued in New Zealand. The roll identifies recipients of medals named in New Zealand, and those who received medals named in the UK and forwarded to New Zealand for issue. It describes the medals, naming styles, and provides a number of short biographies for various individuals.

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Future Publications
Little Gods
Little Gods

The story of New Zealand's military contingent sent to parade in London for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. This was New Zealand's first military deployment, and involved both European and Maori troops. Profusely illustrated, with many rare and previously unseen photographs. Includes biographies of all those who attended.

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Little Gods
Little Gods

The story of New Zealand's military contingent sent to parade in London for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. This was New Zealand's first military deployment, and involved both European and Maori troops. Profusely illustrated, with many rare and previously unseen photographs. Includes biographies of all those who attended.

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News - Updated 22 August 2022

New Stock!

Remembering Horowhenua

 

Fair Dinkum Books is pleased to announce we now stock copies of Horowhenua and the Great War, and it's follow-up - Horowhenua and the Second World War. The first book details the lives and deaths of 188 men from the district who died in World War I, telling their stories through letters from the front and obituaries printed in newspapers. The second publication features stories and interviews with the soldiers, sailors and airmen who left from Horowhenua to serve. It also includes perspectives from the home front.

WW1 | Soft cover  l  252 pages  |  b&w and colour

WW2 | Soft cover  l  308 pages  |  b&w and colour

Price: $45 plus postage each