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 22 March 2020

New Release!

Onward: Volume Five 

Fair Dinkum Books is pleased to advise that copies of Volume Five of Onward are now on-hand, with all pre-release purchases shipping from Monday 23 March 20. With the increasing restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unsure if postal delivery will be affected, but we will carry on shipping regardless.

Thank you also to those who ordered a special customised cover for their copy of Volume Five. These look great, and will also ship in the coming week. Information on our new 'Customised Cover' initiative can be found on the Onward Project page here.

Soft cover   l  461 pages  |  b&w

Price: $70 plus postage +$10 for a customised cover

Good Bye Bill Massey

'Good bye Bill Massey No more Khaki' is the story of Reg Hird's experiences in WW1 told through 54 letters and postcards sent to sweetheart, Nellie Dean in New Zealand. Reg was a sergeant in the NZ Rifle Brigade and fought on the Western Front in France and Belgium. His letters date from early 1917 to mid-1919. They are well written, often long and detailed, describing some of the battles as well as giving impressions of camp life in NZ, Australia, England and France.

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