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The big player, George Griffiths

Writer and historian George Griffiths pays tribute to writer A P Gaskell, whose commemorative plaque joined others’ in Dunedin’s Octagon earlier this year. I’m delighted that my old teacher A P Gaskell – Alec Pickard, in real life – is…
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Localising the global, George Griffiths

From Tamaki-makau-rau to Auckland R C J Stone Auckland University Press, $59.95, ISBN 1869402596 Rolling Thunder: the Spirit of Karekare Bob Harvey Exisle Publishing, $39.95, ISBN 0908988176 Remembering Godley: a Portrait of Canterbury’s Founder ed  Mark Stocker Hazard Press, $29.95,…
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Don’t expect the head, George Griffiths

A People’s History: Illustrated Biographies from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, Volume One, 1769-1869, W H Oliver (ed), Bridget Williams Books/ Department of Internal Affairs, $39.95 Taken alone, this collection of biographical essays can be summed up quickly. Wellwritten,…
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