Stories and Yarns
by Mike Subritzky

Christmas During the Rhodesian War
French Dressing
Rhodesia - The Ceasefire
The Burnham Adventure
The Dear John
The Recruit
Rifleman Down
The Officer's Barbecue
The day I joined 161 Battery
A Gunners White Christmas
The Importance of being Earnestand Punctual.
Bad Habits - (A Gunners yarn from back in the 1970's)
Book-Ends - Antarctica 1973


Writings Published

Books Published by Mike Subritzky


ORDER OF SAINT STANISLAS 1765
Author: Michael Subritzky-Kusza Ct, GCStS
Publisher: Three Feathers Publishing
ISBN: 0 473 02931 6
Size: A5, soft cover, colour photograph of Grand Cross on the cover
Text: 72 pages, 10 black and white photographs

SUBJECT : The history of the Order of Saint Stanislas from its foundation by King Stanislas II Augustus Poniatowski to its re-establishment in 1979 by the late Polish Government (In Exile).


SUBRITZKY SHIPPING (A Heritage of Sail) 1843-1993
Commemorative Edition (numbered copies)
Author: Mike Subritzky
Publisher: Three Feathers Publishing
ISBN: 0 473 01849 7
Size: A4, soft cover, colour photograph of Subritzky family aboard the old trading vessel MV 'Jane Gifford'
Text: 176 pages, aprox 200 photographs, maps, certificates and news clippings.

SUBJECT : The seafaring history in New Zealand of the famous Subritzky family. The Subritzky family has the distinction of owning New Zealands oldest private shipping company and retained photographs and history of virtually every vessel that passed through this amazing family's hands. Many of these small ships that plied the New Zealand coastline are in fact historic to New Zealand's maritime history. This book also contains a section called 'The Scows Graveyard' which contains a complete nominal roll of all of the old time trading scows which were built in New Zealand in the last century. It contains a complete fleet list, the first ever published which gives the dimensions of each vessel, a brief history and a summary of its fate. The book also contains a complete fleet list of all of the vessels that have been owned or sailed by members of the Subritzky family. The forward for this book was very kindly done by Dame Catherine Tizard GCMG, DBE, Governor General of New Zealand.


SUBRITZKY SHIPPING (A Heritage of Sail) 1843-1993
Second Edition (not numbered)
Author: Mike Subritzky
Publisher: Three Feathers Publishing
ISBN: 0 473 01849 7A
All information is the same as the above book.


THE VIETNAM SCRAPBOOK 'The Second ANZAC Adventure'
Author: Mike Subritzky
Publisher: Three Feathers Publishing
ISBN: 0 958 3484 0 5
Size: A4, hard covered, dust jacket contains colour photographs of Kiwi soldiers in Vietnam.
Text: 304 pages, over 200 black and white photographs

SUBJECT : The history of the New Zealand Army in the Vietnam conflict. The book contains the complete death list of all New Zealanders killed in action, the complete wounded list of all New Zealanders wounded in action, the complete list of (British) decorations and awards won by New Zealanders, the complete list of foreign decorations awarded by the government of South Vietnam to New Zealanders, the complete list of American awards given to New Zealanders. The book also contains a nominal roll of all New Zealand men and woman who served in the in the New Zealand Armed Forces in the Republic of South Vietnam during the war. The book also contains a host of personal accounts written by the men and women who served there. The forward for this book was very kindly done by General William C. Westmoreland who was the Commanding General of all forces during the Vietnam conflict. This book is a national reference.


MOUNT CAMEL CALLING
Author: Alice Evans
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
ISBN: 0 340 24544 1
Size: A5, hard covered, dust jacket, colour photograph of Mount Camel
Available: The Subritzky/Wagener Museum, Private Bag, Houhora, Northland, NEW ZEALAND

SUBJECT : The history of the Far North of New Zealand as told by Alice Evans a fifth generation Northlander. Contains the history of the Polish noble family the Subritzky's who were the first europeans to settle in the Far North. Also contains the history of inter-related family's including the Wageners, the Evans and the Thomas's. This book tells of what it was like to be alive in the good old days. It is an excellent read.


THE SUBRITZKY LEGEND
Author: Mike Subritzky
Publisher: Heritage Press
ISBN: 0 908708 20 3
Size: A4 hard covered, bound in red leather with gold blocking.
Text: 301 pages, with over 100 black and white photographs, plus genealogy.

SUBJECT : The history of New Zealand' first Polish family the Subritzky's and contains a host of the early history of the settlements of Nelson, New Zealand in the 1840's, the history of the Victorian gold rushes that took place in Australia in the 1850's, the history of the historic Australian town of Maldon, and the history of the establishment of the various settlements in the Far North of New Zealand. The book also contains the history of several other historic New Zealand families including the Hansens, Matthews, Puckey, Evans, Wagener and the "Whakapapa" (geneology) of the three Northernmost tribes of New Zealand Maori's. Another famous Northland pioneering family that is mentioned in this book is that of Captain William James Lloydd; an American seafarer who's forebears (Cowles, Andrews, Adkins, and Barnes families) were the first American pioneers to settle in the rugged wilderness of Farmington and Hartford, Connecticut in aprox 1570. This book was written as an official project for New Zealands Sesqui Centenial in 1990.


'WITH' OUR BOYS IN VIETNAM
Author: Betty May Browne, edited by Mike Subritzky
Publisher: Cloudy Bay Publishing and Three Feathers Publishing
ISBN: 0 958 3484 9 9
Size: A5, soft cover, cover has a sepia photograph of soldiers from Victor Company, New Zealand Army preparing for a fighting patrol in Vietnam.
Text: 152 pages, aprox 50 black and white photographs

SUBJECT : This book is a unique segment of New Zealand's Military History. It contains a collection of poems and newsclippings matched one against the other. The poems were written in humour against various newspaper reports during the Vietnam War which appeared in the Wellington Evening Post during the period 1965-1972. The forward for this book was very kindly written by Colonel Don Kenning MBE RNZA who was the first Battery Commander to serve with 161 Battery in Vietnam.


NOBILITY OF THE POLISH COMMONWEALTH
Author: The Polish Nobility Association, trustee Count Michael Subritzky-Kusza GCStS
Publisher: Nobility Publishing and Three Feathers Publishing
ISBN: 0 958 3484 2 1
Size: A5, soft cover, portrait of the Associations Arms on cover (in gold)
Text: 48 pages, some maps, several photographs

SUBJECT : This small but most important book on the history of the Polish noble classes was produced by members of the Polish Nobility Association during the Communist period of Polands history when truth and free speech were non-existant in the Polish Homeland. It contains a host of information on the Polish noble classes from the time of the Angevin Rule to the restoration of Poland after the First World War. The forward was very kindly done by HH Prince Roger Chylinski-Polubinski who is the current President of the Polish Nobility Association.


HISTORY OF THE POLISH GOVERNMENT (In Exile) 1939-1990
Author: Michael Subritzky-Kusza Ct, GCStS
Publisher: Three Feathers Publishing
ISBN: 0 958 3484 8 0
Size: A5, soft cover, cover depicts the Polish Eagle obscured by barbed wire
Text: 64 pages, 25 photographs of world leaders and Polish patriots.

SUBJECT : Modern Polish history. A photograph of the original document signed by the late President (In Exile) August Zaleski nominating his successor as President Juliusz Nowina-Sokolnicki. There is also a nominal roll of the Government (In Exile) at the time of President Zaleski's death showing the legitimate Government (In Exile) and a second nominal roll of the legitimate Government (In Exile) as of the 20 December 1990 when Poland gained her Freedom. This book is the true history of a most turbulent period of Polands history and the text (which also appears on the Internet) is backed up and verified by original documents and photographs. This book is a must for any Polish historian.