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Memory and practice, James Ritchie

Ko Tahu, Ko Au: Kai Tahu Tribal Identity Hana O’Regan Horomaka Publishing, $29.95, ISBN 0473079518 In their long journeys into time, the cultures of Polynesia were refined, renewed and developed in their contents and characters not by conscious effort but…
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Following the stars, James Ritchie

Star Waka Robert Sullivan Auckland University Press, $24.95, ISBN 1 86940 213 8 Robert Sullivan is himself a star by whose directions we may sail with some certainty. His work has already established him as a writer of skill and…
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Posted in Literature, Poetry, Review

Lord of the Rings in Waituhi? James Ritchie

The Dream Swimmer Witi Ihimaera Penguin, $34.95, ISBN 0 140 27240 2 In so large and complex a work as this – more than 400 pages – with many characters and interwoven plots and sub-plots, there are many levels to…
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Rocking the cradle, Kath Bennett

The Discovery of Early Childhood Helen May Auckland University Press with Bridget Williams Books co-published with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research $39.95 ISBN 1 86940 166 2 The Next Generation: Childrearing in New Zealand Jane & James Ritchie…
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Posted in Education, Non-fiction, Review, Sociology
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