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Larrikins past, Nick Bollinger

Teenagers: The Rise of Youth Culture in New Zealand Chris Brickell Auckland University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9781869408688   In 1971, I became a teenager. It was the start of a complicated, confusing, exciting time. Over the next few years, I…
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Bookmaking, Chris Brickell

Chris Brickell explores the possibilities of “democratic publishing”. In a pair of old buckram photograph albums from the 1880s, men pose proudly, touch gently, frolic indoors and out, and dress up in male and female costume. Their lives depart from…
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Not just good friends, Bill Hastings

Mates and Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand Chris Brickell  Godwit, $49.99, ISBN 9781869621346 This review comes to you from the backwoods of Ontario. It is a crisp autumn evening. I write this in front of a fire in…
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