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
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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100 Years New Zealand Military Nursing
100 Years New Zealand Military Nursing

With over 500 pages, 390 images and the foreword by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps this new book records the 100 year history of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps (RNZNC). The book tells the story of the struggle to have a military nursing service established and the ensuing misfortunes and achievements of the nurses who have served and continue to serve. Included are rolls of over 2,700 women and men past and present of the RNZN

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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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Tauranga Cover
Tauranga Cover
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Future Publications
News - Updated 11 April 2021
Southland's Sacrifice
Southland's Sacrifice

Southland has numerous memorials scattered throughout the province, to the sacrifices made during the First World War. This book is culmination of many years work by Southland-local Bryce Horrell. It sheds light on the names of those who gave their lives commemorated on the local memorials. Includes portrait photographs and biographical references.

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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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Southland's Sacrifice
Southland's Sacrifice

Southland has numerous memorials scattered throughout the province, to the sacrifices made during the First World War. This book is culmination of many years work by Southland-local Bryce Horrell. It sheds light on the names of those who gave their lives commemorated on the local memorials. Includes portrait photographs and biographical references.

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New Stock!

18/3 Chap. R. Richards M.C. : A Tribute

 

Fair Dinkum Books is pleased to advise that we have a limited supply of the new booklet "A tribute to 18/3 Chaplain Robert Richards MC : chaplain to the forces" by Fr. Brian Fennessy of the Selwyn Parish. This wonderful little publication, produced in full colour, chronicles the life of the decorated New Zealand chaplain, Robert Richards, with a focus on his lengthy service with the NZEF during the First World War. Richards served at Gallipoli and on the Western Front, being decorated with the Military Cross for his gallantry in tending to the wounded in 1916.

soft cover   l  72 pages  |  b&w and colour

Price: $16 plus postage