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Near tears, Brian Easton

New Territory: the Transformation of New Zealand 1984-1992   Colin James, Bridget Williams Books, $29.95 The cognoscente will first turn to chapter 15’s footnote 25, one of the longest in the book, where the author claims that Bruce Jesson misrepresents his…
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The strengths and pleasures of local history, Russell Stone

A Pastoral Kingdom Divided: Cheviot 1889-94,  W J Gardner, Bridget Williams Books, $45 Without a doubt, the much-publicised success of the land policies of the great Liberal party of the 1890s, of which the very essence was the subdivision and…
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Letters – Issue 8

Tribute to Muriel Bradshaw Some years ago while collecting material for what became the Oxford History of New Zealand Music I visited Muriel Bradshaw in Christchurch. She was the widow of the formidable Dr J C Bradshaw, first Professor of…
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One of our more adequate politicians? Jerry Mushin

Fighting for New Zealand: New Zealand in the 21st Century Mike Moore, MMSC Ltd, $19.95 Recent experience in New Zealand confirms that the first goal of all politicians in a democratic system is to win the next election, and here…
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Firmly anchored in the past, Tony Simpson

The Oxford History of New Zealand  G W Rice (ed),  (2nd Edition), Oxford University Press, $59.95 When, in 1973, Professor J G A Pocock delivered his J C Beaglehole Memorial Lecture on British History to the New Zealand Historical Association…
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Issue 8 | March 1993

  Volume 2 | Number 4 | Issue 8 | March 1993 Editorial Letters Norman Bilbrough: Forbes Williams, Motel View; Sheridan Keith, Animal Passions; Bernard Gadd, Just Like You Said It Would Be; Peter Entwisle, Elaine and other stories; Vincent…
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Miscellany: Short reviews, Dale Williams

Godwits Return, Margaret Clark (ed), Bridget Williams Books, $29.95 New Zealanders are a restless lot – the more job training we get, the more likely we are to pack up and swim in bigger ponds overseas. Sometimes we come back.…
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Posted in Art, Natural History, Non-fiction, Pacific, Review, Sociology

Queen Victoria, dancing monarch, Wendy Pond

A New Most Excellent Dancing Master. The Journal of Joseph Lowe’s visits to Balmoral and Windsor (1852-1860) to teach dance to the family of Queen Victoria Allan Thomas (ed), Pendragon Press, $54.95 It is Boxing Day 1855. Queen Victoria is…
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Editorial – Issue 8

Yes, in spite of certain doomsayers, we are still here. There is a national need for a journal of this kind, and that has been perceived by some generous supporters. In this issue we are publishing the names of the…
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The basics of communication, Martin Taylor

Communicating Caring: A guide for health workers and caregivers Richard Bolstad with Margot Hamblett, Te Hata Ohlson, and Jan Hardie, Longman Paul, $32.95 In this book, Richard Bolstad provides a thorough introduction to the basics of communication, caring for others…
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