NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARD
FOR
NON-FICTION
1976-1995
                                Mitre Peak, Fiordland

The New Zealand Book Awards ran from 1976 to 1995 when they merged with the Montana Book Awards to form what is now the country's single set of national awards, the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. The awards were granted for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry with an award for book production added in 1981. The award-winners for non-fiction are shown in the following table. Joint awards were given for some years. These are indicated by listing the year twice.

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1995 Phoebe Meikle An Accidental Life
1994 Harry Evison Te Wai Pounamu: The Greenstone Island of the Southern Maori During the European Colonization of New Zealand
1993 Jane Tolerton Ettie: A Life of Ettie Rout 
1992 Anne Salmond Two Worlds: First meetings Between Maori and Europeans, 1642-1772
1991 Frank McKay The Life of James K. Baxter
1990 Frances Porter Born to New Zealand: A Biography of Jane Maria Atkinson
1989 Ronald Kean Tarawera
1988 Dick Scott Seven Lives or Salt River
1987 Virginia Myers Head and Shoulders
1986 Janet Frame Envoy from Mirror City
1985 Pater Mahon Verdict on Erebus
1984 Janet Frame An Angel at My Table: An Autobiography, Volume Two
1983 Ray Grover Cork of War
1982 Robin Morrison The South Island of New Zealand from the Road
1981 Antony Alpers The Life of Katherine Mansfield
1980 Sylvia Ashton-Warner I Passed This Way
1979 Harvey Franklin Beyond the Welfare State
1978 Michael King Te Puea
1977 Keith Sinclair Walter Nash
1976 Mervyn McLean & Margaret Orbell Traditional Songs of the Maori

 
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