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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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Southern woman, Anne Else

Sites of Gender: Women, men and modernity in Southern Dunedin, 1890-1939 ed Barbara Brookes, Annabel Cooper, and Robin Law Auckland University Press, $45.00, ISBN 1869403010 More than half the women of south Dunedin – over twice the proportion for New…
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In praise of difficult women, Annabel Cooper

Who is Sylvia? The Diary of a Biography Lynley Hood John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1990, $29.95 Sylvia! The Biography of Sylvia Ashton-Warner Lynley Hood Viking, Auckland 1988, $39.95, Paper $24.95 Who is Sylvia? is a day-by-day account of Lynley Hood’s work,…
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