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 11 April 2021

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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

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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