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Events in the Life of Phillip Tapsell

May 05, 2021

Our latest book recounds the adventurous life of one of the original Pākehā-Māori and reveals a strong Danish–NZ connection

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Out now: Oratia Books Catalogue 2021, available in print or PDF

Apr 30, 2021

It’s a pleasure to share the Oratia Books Catalogue 2021, which is now out in print and digital form.

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Vale Gordon Ell

Apr 10, 2021

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of author, publisher and environmentalist Gordon Ell last Thursday after a short illness. 

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First Encounters — the fourth in Oratia Book’s growing NZ Series

Edited by father-and-daughterauthors Gordon Ell and Sarah Ell, First Encounters: New Zealand 1642–1840 covers nearly 200 years from Abel Tasman in 1642 and Joseph Banks in 1769, to early settlers such as John Logan Campbell in 1840 — in first-person accounts that preserve the English of the times.

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