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Designing the welfare quilt, Alison Gray

The Fabric of Welfare: Voluntary Organisations, Government and Welfare in New Zealand, 1840-2005 Margaret Tennant    Bridget Williams Books, $49.99,  ISBN 9781877242373 Margaret Tennant has added another patch to the ever-expanding quilt of publications documenting the social history of New Zealand.…
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Always with us, Alison Gray

Society and Politics: New Zealand Social Policy Grant Duncan Pearson Sprint Print Prentice Hall, $29.95, ISBN 1877258962 Past Judgement: Social Policy in New Zealand History ed Bronwyn Dalley and Margaret Tennant University of Otago Press, $39.95, ISBN 187727657X Greed, blame,…
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Changing habits, Margaret Tennant

Mary Potter’s Little Company of Mary – The New Zealand Experience 1914-2002   Ann Trotter Bridget Williams Books/Little Company of Mary, $39.95, ISBN 1877242314 It may be a sign of the times that sisterhood – of the religious community, rather than…
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Challenged and challenging, Margaret Tennant

Politics in the Playground Helen May Bridget Williams Books with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, $39.95, ISBN 1877242187 “Unfortunate Folk”: Essays on Mental Health Treatment 1863-1992 ed Barbara Brookes and Jane Thomson Otago University Press, $39.95, ISBN 187727609X…
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A time of transition, Margaret Tennant

Her Work and His. Family Kin and Community in New Zealand 1900-1930 Claire Toynbee Victoria University Press, $34.95, ISBN 0864732848 Dialogue between historians and sociologists in New Zealand has been very limited. Where historians have acknowledged historical writing by sociologists,…
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The value of being sensible, John Martin

New Zealand Health Policy: A Comparative Study Robert Blank Oxford University Press, $34.95, ISBN 0 19 5583191 Whaiora: Maori Health Development  Mason Durie Oxford University Press, $32.95, ISBN 0 19 5583167 Children’s Health, The Nation’s Wealth: A History of Children’s…
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Variety, uniqueness and eccentricity, Bronwyn Labrum

Women in History 2 Barbara Brookes, Charlotte Macdonald, and Margaret Tennant (eds), Bridget Williams Books, $34.95   Mid-way through women’s suffrage centenary year, the distinctly double‑edged nature of the whole business is becoming increasingly apparent. On the one hand women…
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