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Tracing ancient footprints, Brent Southgate

Digging Up the Past: Archaeology for the Young and Curious David Veart Auckland University Press, $39.99, ISBN 9781869404659   When I was about seven years old, I started a museum. It stood in our garden shed, and consisted of bones,…
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Still in tune, Brent Southgate

A Nest of Singing Birds:100 years of the New Zealand School Journal Gregory O’Brien Learning Media, $59.95, ISBN 9780790319636 It has almost no equivalent elsewhere. Margaret Mahy has called it a “national treasure”. For many, it has been the beginning…
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Telling it like it is, Brent Southgate

I am an Insect Simon Pollard Reed, $19.95, ISBN 1869487400 The Life-size Guide to New Zealand Wildflowers Andrew Crowe Penguin, $24.95, ISBN 0143018477 Pick Up a Pack: a guide to tramping and camping the New Zealand way Keith Olsen Reed,…
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