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

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
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The great New Zealand robbery
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the extraordinary true story of how gangsters pulled off our most audacious heist
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Scott Bainbridge
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Extraordinary true story of how gangsters pulled off our most audacious heist
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eng
Summary
It should be remembered as New Zealand's answer to Britain's Great Train Robbery, but instead it's been almost completely forgotten. 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 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?
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 Waterfront Industry Commission's offices and made off with an incredible loot equivalent to almost $1 million today. The 1956 heist, which eventually came to be known as the Waterfront Payroll Robbery, was excuted with military precision, and ther robbers left nothing but a smoking office and an empty safe behind them. The crime was eventually pinned on small-time crook Trevor Nash. When, four years later, Nash made a brazen prison-escape attempt, he rose to notoriety as a kind of anti-establishment hero. But to this day uncertainty remains around whether Nash alone was responsible for the Waterfront heist. Could he really - cunning as he was - have pulled it off all by himself? And what happened to the money?"--Back cover
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10584543
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SALS
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1969-
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Bainbridge, Scott
Dewey number
364.1628
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Nash, Trevor
  • Criminal investigation
  • Criminal investigation
  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Criminals
  • Robbery investigation
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adult
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the extraordinary true story of how gangsters pulled off our most audacious heist
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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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National Library of New Zealand Cataloguing in Publication (CiP) record
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060551247
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781877505768
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)990219292
Label
The great New Zealand robbery : the extraordinary true story of how gangsters pulled off our most audacious heist, Scott Bainbridge
Publication
Copyright
Note
National Library of New Zealand Cataloguing in Publication (CiP) record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060551247
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781877505768
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)990219292

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