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Kei Te Mātāwai Te Tikanga, Charles Royal

Te Mātāwai, Nā Hepora Young o Te Arawā ēnei pukapuka i whakahaere Hepora Young Tuatahi: Te Tira Ahu Iwi/ Daphne Brasell Associates, $12.95, Tuarua: Te Tira Ahu Iwi/ Huia, $14.95, Tuatoru: Te Puni Kōkiri/ Huia, $14.95, Tuawhā: Te Puni Kōkiri/…
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Posted in Language, Māori, Non-fiction, Review

Aspects of Maori history, Angela Ballara

Te Haurapa: An Introduction to Researching Tribal Histories and Traditions Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal, Bridget Williams Books and Historical Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, 1992, $17.95 He Rourou Iti: Selected speeches of Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Miria Simpson (ed),…
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Posted in Māori, Non-fiction, Review

Lively and perceptive, Elizabeth Marsden

The Selected Letters of Mary Hobhouse Shirley Tunnicliff (ed), Daphne Brasell Associates Press, Wellington, 1992, $24.95 Mary Hobhouse came to New Zealand, arriving in March 1859, as the wife of the first Anglican Bishop of the province of Nelson. She…
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Posted in History, Letters, Non-fiction, Review

Enlarging our understanding, K R Howe

Claims to the Waitangi Tribunal W H Oliver, Waitangi Tribunal Division, Department of Justice, Wellington, Daphne Brasell Associates, 1991, $19.95 Sovereignty and indigenous rights: The Treaty of Waitangi in international contexts William Renwick (ed), Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1991, $24.95…
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Two sisters and a witch, Rebekah Palmer

The Word Burners Beryl Fletcher, Daphne Brasell Associates, Wellington, 1991, $19.95 Finding Out Elspeth Sandys, Vintage New Zealand, Auckland, 1991, $24.95 The night-witch is invoked early in The Word Burners. The main character, Julia, tells her children of a lonely…
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Posted in Fiction, Literature, Review

From teapots to platters: a vital potter, Brian Carmody

Doreen Blumhardt, Teacher and Potter Marion McLeod, Daphne Brasell Associates, Wellington, 1991, $21.95 In a world where books on artists and craftsmen are often loaded with jargon and preoccupied with the personal psychology of the subject, Doreen Blumhardt, Teacher and…
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Posted in Art, Biography, Non-fiction, Review

The nature of political power, Paul Spoonley

The Treaty Now William Renwick, GP Books, Wellington, 1990, $24.95 Mana Tiriti: The Art of Protest and Partnership Haeta, Project Waitangi and City Art Gallery, Wellington City Council, Daphne Brasell Associates Press, Wellington, 1991, $24.95 The Treaty Now examines the…
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