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Posthumous vindication, David V Williams

After the Treaty: The Settler State, Race Relations and Power in Colonial New Zealand Brad Patterson, Richard S Hill and Kathryn Patterson (eds) Steele Roberts, $40.00, ISBN 9780947493158 There was a time in New Zealand when university historians took umbrage…
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Scots collective and singular, Kirstine Moffat

Unpacking the Kists: The Scots in New Zealand Brad Patterson, Tom Brooking and Jim McAloon Otago University Press, $70.00, ISBN 9780773541900 I have always enjoyed the inventiveness of collective nouns, favourites being an exaltation of larks and a worship of…
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Finding a place in the sun, Anna Rogers

Unfolding History, Evolving Identity: The Chinese in New Zealand ed Manying Ip Auckland University Press, $44.99, ISBN 1869402898 Keeping a Low Profile: An Oral History of German Immigration to New Zealand Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich Victoria University Press, $39.95, ISBN 0864734395 The…
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Sporting chances, Russell Marshall

Sport, Society and Culture ed Brad Patterson Stout Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, $24.95, ISBN 0 473 06403 0   It is extraordinary, to say the least, that sport and academe in New Zealand have squared off against each…
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