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Embers of hope, W H Oliver

Sir Joseph Ward: A Political Biography Michael Bassett, Auckland University Press, 1993, $39.95 There is a paradox in the 6 November election. Voters objecting to the trend of the past 10 years toward less and weaker government have, in their…
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Don’t expect the head, George Griffiths

A People’s History: Illustrated Biographies from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, Volume One, 1769-1869, W H Oliver (ed), Bridget Williams Books/ Department of Internal Affairs, $39.95 Taken alone, this collection of biographical essays can be summed up quickly. Wellwritten,…
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Enlarging our understanding, K R Howe

Claims to the Waitangi Tribunal W H Oliver, Waitangi Tribunal Division, Department of Justice, Wellington, Daphne Brasell Associates, 1991, $19.95 Sovereignty and indigenous rights: The Treaty of Waitangi in international contexts William Renwick (ed), Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1991, $24.95…
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