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Rediscovering the great white discoverer, Jock Phillips

The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas Anne Salmond Allen Lane, $59.95, ISBN 0713996617 I will not forget reading Anne Salmond’s Two Worlds. I was on holiday at Tolaga Bay. Between walks to Cook’s Cove…
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Forging an ideology, Philip Temple

Paradise Reforged: A History of the New Zealanders. From the 1880s to the Year 2000 James Belich Allen Lane/ Penguin, $59.95, ISBN 0713991720 One person’s “History of the New Zealanders” over a period of 120 years can never be complete,…
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Mything our myths, Miles Fairburn

A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century James Belich Allen Lane, Penguin, $59.95 ISBN 07139 91712 Writing a general history about New Zealand is an extraordinarily daunting and difficult task and…
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