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Heavy light industry, Paul Thompson

Domestic Architecture (1974-2005) Laurence Aberhart McNamara Gallery, $49.95, ISBN 0958243085 Light Wine Things Bill Culbert Dunedin Public Art Gallery, $29.95, ISBN 0908910444 Figure in the New Zealand Landscape Victoria Ginn OTS Publications, $39.95, ISBN 04760160X The Terrible Boredom of Paradise…
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A truly adventurous coot, Brian Turner

John Pascoe  Chris Maclean Craig Potton Publishing in association with The Whitcombe Press, $59.95, ISBN 0473094436   When I was a runty little joker, I often heard my father’s mother, Liz, describe people as “silly buggers”. John Pascoe would have…
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Revision and revisionism, Philip Temple

Mr Explorer Douglas John Pascoe’s New Zealand classic revised by Graham Langton Canterbury University Press, $39.95, ISBN 0 908812 95 7 For bushmen, trampers and mountaineers, the exploits and writings of 19th century explorer Charlie Douglas have become folkloric. Enduring…
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