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

Gallant Acts and Noble Deeds - NZ WW2 Honours and Awards

The Second World War saw ordinary New Zealand soldiers and nurses display extraordinary acts of heroism and devotion to duty - both on active service with the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force and in New Zealand on training and administrative duties. Now, you can read all about their deeds through previously unpublished award recommendations. Included in this book are: - • Full recommendations for over 1500 recipients of medallic awards • Recommendations for over 100 recipients of Mentions