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Revisiting the 1930s, Tony Simpson

The Broken Decade: Prosperity, Depression and Recovery in New Zealand 1928–1939 Malcolm McKinnon Otago University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9781927322260 In 1968, I left my home town of Christchurch and came to Wellington to work as a producer in radio in…
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History in danger, Malcolm McKinnon

The Discovery of Islands: Essays in British History J G A Pocock Cambridge University Press, $60.00 approx,  ISBN 139780521850957 J G A Pocock’s The Discovery of Islands: Essays in British History is a rich and scholarly exploration of a subject…
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“Something like a cult”, Margaret Clark

Treasury: The New Zealand Treasury 1840-2000 Malcolm McKinnon Auckland University Press, $50, ISBN 1869402960 At the launch of this book a former assistant secretary to the Treasury pointed out to me that this is an administrative history of the Treasury,…
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An enhancing option, David Pearson

New Zealand – By the Way Jenner Zimmerman and contributors Jenner Zimmerman, $49.95, ISBN 0 473 03631 2 Immigrants and Citizens: New Zealanders and Asian Immigration in Historical Context Malcolm McKinnon Institute of Policy Studies, $18.00, ISBN 0 908935 0408…
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