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The great New Zealand robbery : the extraordinary true story of how gangsters pulled off our most audacious heist, Scott Bainbridge

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The great New Zealand robbery : the extraordinary true story of how gangsters pulled off our most audacious heist
Title
The great New Zealand robbery
Title remainder
the extraordinary true story of how gangsters pulled off our most audacious heist
Statement of responsibility
Scott Bainbridge
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It should be remembered as New Zealand's answer to Britain's Great Train Robbery. In the dead of the night, robbers broke into the commission building and made off with an audacious loot equivalent to almost $1 million today. The 1956 heist, which eventually came to be known as the Waterfront Payroll Robbery, was executed with military precision: nobody saw a thing, there was no violence, and the robbers left nothing but a smoking office and an empty safe behind them. The crime was pinned on small-time crook Trevor Nash in a trial that went relatively unnoticed. It wasn't until four years later, when Nash made a brazen prison-escape attempt, that he rose to notoriety as a kind of anti-establishment hero - a man sticking it to the authorities. To this day, uncertainty remains around whether Nash alone was responsible for the waterfront heist. Could he - cunning as he was - really have pulled it off? Or was it more likely the work of a group of gangsters? And what happened to the money?"--Publisher information
Cataloging source
NZ1
Dewey number
364.16283321
Geographic coverage
New Zealand
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The great New Zealand robbery : the extraordinary true story of how gangsters pulled off our most audacious heist, Scott Bainbridge
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The great New Zealand robbery : the extraordinary true story of how gangsters pulled off our most audacious heist, Scott Bainbridge
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
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Content type code
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
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ocn990219292
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24 cm
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Extent
282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781877505768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)990219292

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