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Catherine Healy: Giving sex workers a voice

Working Girls Jan Jordan, Penguin, Auckland, 1991, $29.95 In 1987 when the Prostitutes Collective was established largely in response to the AIDS pandemic, it was necessary to turn to overseas experience for guidance. It was all very interesting reading about…
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Posted in Gender, Health, Non-fiction, Review, Sociology

Lighthouses illuminated, J H Sutherland

Leading Lights: Lighthouses of New Zealand Anna Gibbons, photographs by Grant Sheehan, Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1991, $44.95 Just after Easter 1990, the keepers were withdrawn from The Brothers Lighthouse in Cook Strait, the last New Zealand light to be de-manned…
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Posted in History, Non-fiction, Photography, Review

Acceptance of diversity, Claire-Louise McCurdy

Parker and Hulme: A Lesbian View Julie Glamuzina and Alison J Laurie, New Womens Press, Auckland, 1991, $24.95 Does anyone in New Zealand at the time not remember Parker and Hulme, the two Christchurch girls who murdered the mother of…
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Posted in Gender, History, Non-fiction, Review

From the marae to modernism: the buildings in which we live, Pam Wilson

New Zealand Architecture from Polynesian Beginnings to 1990 Peter Shaw, photographs by Robin Morrison, Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1991, $59.95 ‘New Zealand’s European-derived architectural history may be short but it should be accorded the same respect we now give as…
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Posted in Architecture, History, Non-fiction, Pacific, Review

Publisher Profiles 2: Bridget Williams Books, Fiona Kidman

‘I have a commitment to social justice and equality. I don’t believe there should be poverty in New Zealand like there is now. That’s the social background to my publishing’, says Bridget Williams. The publishing office of Bridget Williams Books…
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Jonathan Else: Welcome to a new series

Nigel Brown Gregory O’Brien, Random Century, Auckland, 1991, $33.95 Gretchen Albrecht Linda Gill, Random Century, Auckland, 1991, $33.95 (New Zealand Contemporary Artists series) On the strength of these first two titles, anyone wishing to know more about New Zealand painting…
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Posted in Art, Biography, Non-fiction, Review

Poem — Leonard Lambert

Sonless Man   Sonless man, soft murderer. made of this daughter a loud unlovely boy, as if a man should swap yarns with a fern or force a rough acquaintance with the mysteries of the earth, Sonless man, shy killer,…
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From teapots to platters: a vital potter, Brian Carmody

Doreen Blumhardt, Teacher and Potter Marion McLeod, Daphne Brasell Associates, Wellington, 1991, $21.95 In a world where books on artists and craftsmen are often loaded with jargon and preoccupied with the personal psychology of the subject, Doreen Blumhardt, Teacher and…
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The poetry scene today, Tony Beyer

Tony Beyer: Inspired by an affronted sense of mission: the poetry scene today That it is possible to attempt a full and satisfying existence without ever reading or thinking about poetry is demonstrated in the way of life chosen by…
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Blurred portrait of a painter, Mark Stocker

Alan Pearson: His Life and art Denys Trussell, Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1991, $75 Biography is one thing and hagiography quite another. Sadly, Denys Trussell has failed to realise the difference in his readable, provocative but deeply flawed biography of the…
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