Stories


What will you read today? If you don't have time to read now, bookmark your favourite ones and check your Reading List later. If you are taking the bus, find our posters, scan and access a curated collection, part of Stories on the Go

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Stories for History
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It was a pretty chill place to live for the first two thirds of the year. It was a place of freedom and acceptance, a place of thinking, talking, cup ...More

History, Non Fiction, NZ History
Sarah K Gallagher

15 min read

Being the middle child of five girls and three boys in 1940’s and 50’s in my native Ireland, I never had the chance to actually own a bicycle in my ...More

Action & Adventure, Biography & Memoir, History, Non Fiction
Catherine Byrne

4 min read

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I had a sinking feeling in my stomach that January when I arrived in Dunedin. I stood in front of the dirty shallow porch of my flat and it wasn’t quite as I ...More

History, Non Fiction, NZ History
Sarah K Gallagher

11 min read

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    The house at 660 Castle Street was built as a Presbyterian Manse in 1923, designed by architect E.W. Walden and built by Loan and Wa ...More

History, Non Fiction, NZ History
Sarah K Gallagher

7 min read

Published by Imagination Press
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  Six centuries ago Polynesian explorers, who inhabited a cosmos in which islands sailed across the sea and stars across the sky, arrived i ...More

* STORIES ON THE GO, History, Non Fiction
Anne Salmond

5 min read

Published by Auckland University Press
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  This is a story of doubt. It is a story of people who left little trace. . . . There are no writings to pore over; no monuments to gaze at ...More

* STORIES ON THE GO, History, Non Fiction, NZ History
Jennifer Ashton

20 min read

Published by Auckland University Press