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Creeping confiscation, Alan Ward

I Shall Not Die: Titokowaru’s War, 1868-1869 James Belich Bridget Williams Books, $39.99, ISBN 9781877242496   In publishing a second edition of this work, first published in 1989, James Belich and Bridget Williams Books show their determination that knowledge and…
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English spoken here, Tony Simpson

Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and Rise of the Anglo World 1783-1939 James Belich Oxford University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9780199297276 In an interview with The New Zealand Listener shortly after this book was published, the author posed an interesting…
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Forging an ideology, Philip Temple

Paradise Reforged: A History of the New Zealanders. From the 1880s to the Year 2000 James Belich Allen Lane/ Penguin, $59.95, ISBN 0713991720 One person’s “History of the New Zealanders” over a period of 120 years can never be complete,…
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Mything our myths, Miles Fairburn

A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century James Belich Allen Lane, Penguin, $59.95 ISBN 07139 91712 Writing a general history about New Zealand is an extraordinarily daunting and difficult task and…
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