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One in every home, Hilary Stace

The Raupo Dictionary of Modern Maori  P M Ryan Raupo, $60.00, ISBN 9780143567899 Every household and office in Aotearoa New Zealand will have times when they need an easy-to-use Maori dictionary. As more te reo words and phrases drift into…
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Bovver boys

What they wrote A taste of contributor comments over our first 20 years   On New Zealand Books My hope is that New Zealand Books will provide a forum for frank discussion that dares to rise above the suffocating confines…
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Cataloguing the past, Hilary Stace

Te Rau Herenga: A Century of Library Life in New Zealand: The New Zealand Library Association and LIANZA 1910-2010 Julia Millen Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa, $40.00, ISBN 9780473175795   Librarians have long endured negative stereotypes, but…
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Civilisation safe, Hilary Stace

Parliament’s Library: 150 Years  John E Martin Steele Roberts, $59.99, ISBN 9781877448430 Freedom to Read: A Centennial History of Dunedin Public Library  Mary Ronnie Dunedin Public Libraries and the Dunedin Public Library Association $40.00, ISBN 9780473134624 In these uncertain times…
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Getting knowledge to the people, Hilary Stace

Geoffrey Alley, Librarian: His Life and Work W J McEldowney Victoria University Press, $59.95, ISBN 0864735340 New Zealanders of all ages can relate to the transformative experience of accessing free library services. The National Library, after a few wobbles in…
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A particular dedication, Hilary Stace

Books in Maori: An Annotated Bibliography, 1815-1900/ Nga Tanga Reo Maori: Nga Kohikohinga Me Ona Whakamarama compiled in the Alexander Turnbull Library by Phil Parkinson and Penny Griffith Reed, $120, ISBN 079000951X New Zealand has traditionally lacked “bibliodensity”. This term…
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Posted in History, Language, Literature, Māori, Review
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