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Golden boy of tennis, Joseph Romanos

Anthony Wilding: A Sporting Life Len and Shelley Richardson Canterbury University Press, $49.95, ISBN 187725701X New Zealand seems to produce a sports champion of world significance every year or two these days: Rob Waddell, Sarah Ulmer, Michael Campbell, Hamish Carter,…
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The tides of labour, Len Richardson

Holding the Balance: A History of New Zealand’s Department of Labour 1891-1995 John E Martin Canturbury University Press, $49.95 limp, $69.95 cased, ISBN 0 908812 61 2 John Martin’s Holding the Balance is, in his own words, “a reassertion of…
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Work and community, Len Richardson

Building the New World: Work, Politics and Society in Caversham, 1880s‑1920s Erik Olssen Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1869401069 Work and play, the polar opposites commonly held to preoccupy that indefinable beast “the ordinary New Zealander” have not attracted quite…
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An institutional story, David Grant

Coal, Class and Community: The United Mineworkers of New Zealand 1880‑1960 Len Richardson Auckland University Press, $39.95 ISBN 1 86940 113 1   Coalmining unionism has a long and tortured history in this country. The industry was first nurtured on…
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