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
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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Onward: Volume Five
Onward: Volume Five

This is the fifth volume in the Onward series, representing another 4100 members of the 1st NZEF who served overseas during the First World War.

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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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IGWMMG Cover
IGWMMG Cover
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Future Publications
News - Updated 04 April 2022
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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New Stock!

Southland's Sacrifice

 

Fair Dinkum Books is pleased to announce the release of Southland's Sacrifice: Fatal Casualties on Southland's Great War Memorial. This book is the culmination of historian Bryce Horrell's research to identify and illuminate the fatal casualties on Southland's First World War memorials.

With 173 memorials and over 1400 entries, this book gives military and personal details of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. In the vast majority of cases a portrait is also shown.

Soft cover   l  393 pages  |  b&w and colour

Price: $70 plus postage