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A new frame of reference, Tony Simpson

Frontier New Zealand: The Search for Eldorado 1800-1920 Duncan Mackay, Harper Collins, $34.95   The besetting sin of historical writing is hindsightism.  That is to say, the creation of the illusion that because we have arrived at today’s destination then…
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History: short reviews, Gavin McLean

Working the Kauri Duncan Mackay, Century Hutchinson, Auckland, 1991, $34.95 The Kauri bushmen, like the gold miners, are part of New Zealand folklore. Duncan Mackay’s new book joins a crowded shelf, all aimed squarely at the lay reader. Working the…
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