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Hobson’s choice, Bryan Gilling

Te Ara Ki Te Tiriti: The Path to the Treaty of Waitangi Paul Moon David Ling, $29.95, ISBN 0908990839 The Treaty of Waitangi often appears to have sprung forth, fully formed, from William Hobson’s pen on 6 February 1840. Many

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Looking after the “little man”, Robert Buchanan

The Ombudsman in New Zealand Bryan Gilling Dunmore Press (in association with the Historical Branch, Department of Internal Affairs), $29.95, ISBN 0 86469 336 2 Older readers of this journal will recall the office of Ombudsman as something of a

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The facts of lives, Bryan Gilling

Set in a Long Place: A Life from North to South Maurice Andrew Hazard Press, $29.95, ISBN 1877161586   Sorry to Bother You, Doctor Shirley Ferguson Cape Catley, $27.95, ISBN 0908561806 Bridging the Centuries Valerie Cowan Cape Catley, $24.95, ISBN

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Spreading the Word, Bryan Gilling

Bible and Society: A Sesquicentennial History of the Bible Society in New Zealand Peter J Lineham Daphne Brasell Associates/Bible Society in New Zealand, $34.95, ISBN 0 908896 46 8 The production and distribution of the Bible is perhaps the quintessential

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