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Exhibiting ourselves, Margaret Clark

Farewell Colonialism: The New Zealand International Exhibition, Christchurch, 1906-07 John Mansfield Thomson (ed) Dunmore Press, $39.95 ISBN 0 86469318 4 This is a gem of a book. It looks and feels beautiful, it tells a fascinating story, and it stimulates…
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Why she did it, Margaret Clark

Making a Difference Ruth Richardson Shoal Bay Press, $29.95, ISBN 0908704313 When Ruth Richardson announced last year that she was leaving Parliament, journalists at the press conference asked if she was bitter. “I do not have a bitter bone in…
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Miscellany: Short reviews, Dale Williams

Godwits Return, Margaret Clark (ed), Bridget Williams Books, $29.95 New Zealanders are a restless lot – the more job training we get, the more likely we are to pack up and swim in bigger ponds overseas. Sometimes we come back.…
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Posted in Art, Natural History, Non-fiction, Pacific, Review, Sociology
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