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This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: The first page has a large inscription written largely in blue, and the last 2 pages have a small heavy crease to the top outside corner. The rest of the book has no faults; it's in as new condition.

The dimensions: 222 x 247 mm
Pages: 383
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 2012

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Secrets and Treasures: Our stories told through the objects at Archives New Zealand
By Ray Waru

Intriguing stories behind the diverse objects in Archives New Zealand.

The bizarre jostles with the extremely significant in the almost 100 kilometres of holdings in Archives New Zealand, the official guardian of the record of government. The thousands of boxes contain all sorts of treasures and secrets, including such intriguing items as:

-a rare letter written by Captain Cook;
-records of secret weapons;
-exotic gifts to our Prime Ministers;
-the battle-worn flag of the warrior prophet Te Kooti
-grisly exhibits from murder trials;
-sightings of UFOs.

This book delves into the archives to tell a very human story of New Zealand, a story that involves love, death, war, immigration, disaster, protest, defiance, censorship - and hokey pokey.

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