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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.

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News - Updated 14 December 2019

New Book - Deeds Not Words

Deeds Not Words represents the roll of Mercantile Marine War Medal as issued in New Zealand. This long-overdue roll fills a gap in the numismatic knowledge of New Zealand's involvement in the First World War.

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, issue information and provides a number of short biographies for various individuals. Available now in the Bookshop.

Soft cover   l  253 pages  |  colour and b&w

Price: $49 plus postage

From Tauranga to the Trenches

Rich with photographs and memorabilia, the book also contains excerpts from letters and diaries written by men serving overseas. The time period ranges from the declaration of war on 4 August 1914 through to serving overseas, the Influenza Pandemic, peace celebrations, British war brides, return to normal life and Tauranga's Memorial Gates. Also covered are the war effort at home, the role of women and children and the concerns of those at home.

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