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All aboard, Don Aimer

Trainland: How Railways Made New Zealand Neill Atkinson Random House, $39.99, ISBN 9781869419059 I’ve always loved trains. A job in Timaru once in the days of steam had me driving regularly to Oamaru. North of the Waitaki River the main…
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An equal say, Barry Gustafson

Adventures in Democracy. A History of the Vote in New Zealand Neill Atkinson University of Otago Press in association with the Electoral Commission, $39.95, ISBN 1877276588 Organised society depends on the existence of governments. What those governments should do and…
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