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The thing-ness of history, Cherie Lacey

The Lives of Colonial Objects Annabel Cooper, Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla (eds) Otago University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9781927322024 The Lives of Colonial Objects seeks to tell the history, or rather a number of histories, of New Zealand’s colonial past

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Love and land, Julia Millen

Matters of the Heart: A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand Angela Wanhalla Auckland University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9781869407315 In Christchurch, May 1970, Stan Wanhalla (Irish, German and Maori ancestry) married Coralie Noonan (Irish, Manx heritage): one of many

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Into the light, Paul Thompson

Early New Zealand Photography, Images and Essays Angela Wanhalla and Erika Wolf (eds) Otago University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9781877578168   I must admit that I don’t usually go around thinking of photographs as “culturally conditioned visual communications systems” but, on

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Forgotten people, Tom Brooking

In/visible Sight: The Mixed-Descent Families of Southern New Zealand Angela Wanhalla Bridget Williams Books, $39.99, ISBN 9781877242434 Golden Prospects: Chinese on the West Coast of New Zealand Julia Bradshaw West Coast Historical and Mechanical Institute $54.95, ISBN 9780473155469 Doing Well

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