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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 29 April 2019

New Book - I Go Where Most Men G0

The Story of the British Section, NZEF

This book tells the history of the British Section, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. This unit was formed in England in 1914, were trained on Salisbury Plain and then sent to Egypt to join the Main Body of the NZEF prior to the landings at Gallipoli.

 

After years of research the author, Clement Wareham, provides a fuller account of this company and their achievements during the Great War. Available now in the Bookshop.

Soft cover   l   250 pages  
Publisher: Arbentin Books, Dec 31 2018

Caitlins

The Owaka World War One Roll of Honour lists the names of 45 men, but it does not tell the full story or the consequences of the conflict. The toll of young lives was a disaster for such a small community, and for years afterwards men were still dying from wounds, sickness, gas poisoning and suicide. Those who survived to resume their old lives were often scarred forever by their experiences. The authors have compiled a roll call of 424 Catlins soldiers, telling their stories for the first time.

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