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Getting fit for the Empire, Caroline Daley

Strong, Beautiful and Modern: National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935–1960 Charlotte Macdonald Bridget Williams Books, $50.00, ISBN 978927131404 In July 1937 the Physical Training and Recreation Act was passed in Britain. A few months later the…
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The body beautiful, Rosemary McLeod

Leisure and Pleasure: Reshaping and Revealing the New Zealand Body 1900-1960  Caroline Daley Auckland University Press, $39.99, ISBN 186940291X Undressed: New Zealand fashion designers tell their stories Stacy Gregg Penguin, $29.95, ISBN 014301899X It may be only recently that firemen…
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Still on the margins, Anne Else

Suffrage and Beyond ‑ International Feminist Perspectives Caroline Daley and Melanie Nolan (eds) Auckland University Press, $39.95 The movement for women’s suffrage can be said to have begun at the World Anti‑Slavery Convention held in London in 1840, where American…
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