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Hindsight: Pivotal moments in New Zealand's History

About the author:

Mandy Hager is an award-winning writer of educational and young adult novels including: Tom's Story, Singing Home the Whale, The Nature of Ash (NZ Post Book Awards finalist 2013), Dear Vincent (which won the 2014 LIANZA Young Adult award), Smashed which won the Esther Glen Award at the 2008 Lianza awards, and The Blood of the Lamb trilogy.  For Singing Home the Whale she received the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and the Best YA Fiction awards at the 2015 Bk Book Awards.  Her first novel for adults: Heloise has just been longlisted for the Ockham Book Awards 2018.


She has worked for the Global Education Centre and produced innumerable resources on such issues as Violence against Women, Weather Wars on climate change and Who Are You?: the search for self in the global village.

Hindsight: Pivotal moments in New Zealand's History

SKU: 9780995106543
  • About the book:

    Four pivotal moments in New Zealand's history are examined through a variety of source materials and commentary that enlivens the event and describes its impact on our society and growth as a nation.

    Hindsight is a resource for all schools and libraries. These topics are linked to themes in the social sciences and history syllabus, Years 7 to 10.

    An authoritive and engaging text with high visual appeal. Buyers will also be given access to resources from our website that will be updated as required. For reading age 11+.

    Topics are:

    • Votes for Women
    • Pacific Island immigration and dawn raids
    • The 1981 rugby tour
    • The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

    Includes a section on how to research topics safely in this era of 'fake news' and 'alternative facts'.

  • Publication date:

    October 2019

  • Reviews:


  • Launching at the Children's Bookshop Kilbirnie

    Hindsight launch on Thursday 24th October, Children's Book Shop, Kilbirnie starting at 5:30pm. RSVP by 21st October to:

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