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The colony’s resident expert of choice, Simon Upton

James Hector: Explorer, Scientist, Leader Simon Nathan Geoscience Society of New Zealand, $45.00 ISBN 9781877480461 Simon Nathan’s biography of Sir James Hector fills a major gap in the nation’s historical bibliography. The reasons why the gap remained unfilled for over…
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Between rocks and hard places, David Hill

The Real McKay Graham Bishop Otago University Press, $45.00,  ISBN 9781877372223 The Amazing World of James Hector  Simon Nathan and Mary Varnham (eds) Awa Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780958275071 The first time I went on a Geological Society field trip, we…
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Hard man, Geoff Chapple

Harold Wellman: A Man Who Moved New Zealand  Simon Nathan Victoria University Press, $49.95, ISBN 0864735065 He carried gelignite in the back of his V8. He could roll cigarettes with one hand, make his own beer, and when confined to…
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