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Working with those who talk back, Paul Diamond

Tuamaka: The Challenge of Difference in Aotearoa New Zealand Joan Metge Auckland University Press, $29.99, ISBN 9781869404680   Growing up in Pukekohe during WWII, Joan Metge wanted to be an archaeologist. When a family friend said, “Wouldn’t you get more…
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No tame dusky maiden, Peter Calder

Makereti: Taking Maori to the World  Paul Diamond  Random House, $44.99, ISBN 9781869419004 In 1911, the year of George V’s coronation, a “Festival of Empire” was staged at London’s Crystal Palace exhibition centre. A forerunner of the great mid-century expos…
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Guarding the treasure, Paul Diamond

Mana Tuturu: Maori Treasures and Intellectual Property Rights Barry Barclay Auckland University Press, $44.99, ISBN 1869403509 Barry Barclay (Ngati Apa, Pakeha) has been making films for more than 40 years, and is arguably this country’s leading documentary maker. In Mana…
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