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Seeing how they run, Geoff Watson

When Running Made History Roger Robinson Canterbury University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780815611004 New Zealanders have a longstanding connection with running. Long-distance running was one of the early activities of Māori and, from at least as early as the 1880s, New…
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The games we play, Owen Mann

Sport and the New Zealanders: A History Greg Ryan and Geoff Watson Auckland University Press, $65.00, ISBN 9781869408831 On Christmas Day last year, many people around the country would have ripped open a well-wrapped gift to discover a sportsperson’s biography…
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Making up New Zealand, Geoff Watson

Encounters: The Creation of New Zealand. A History Paul Moon Penguin Books ISBN 9780143568506 The Voyagers: Remarkable European Explorations of New Zealand Paul Moon Penguin Books ISBN 9780143570554 In a year in which the historical focus is very much on…
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