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              People and Place: the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in History and Literature
                

              People and Place: the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in History and Literature (Paperback)

              By Richardson, Len

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              This book traces the enduring relationship between history, people and place that has shaped the character of a single region in a manner perhaps unique within the New Zealand experience. It explores the evolution of a distinctive regional literature that both shaped and was shap...ed by the physical and historical environment that inspired it. Looking westwards towards Australia and long shut off within New Zealand by the South Island's rugged Southern Alps, the West Coast was a land of gold, coal and timber. In the 1950s and 1960s, it nurtured a literature that embodied a sense of belonging to an Australasian world and captured the aspirations of New Zealand's emergent radical nationalism. More recent West Coast writers, observing the hollowing out of their communities, saw in miniature and in advance the growing gulf between city and regional economies aligned to an older economic order losing its relevance. Were they chronicling the last hurrah of a retreating age or crafting a literature of regional resistance?
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              ISBN 9781760463441
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher ANU Press
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              Coal, Class & Community: The United Mineworkers of New Zealand, 1880-1960
                

              Coal, Class & Community: The United Mineworkers of New Zealand, 1880-1960 (Paperback)

              By Richardson, Len

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              Coalminers occupy an important place in the history of industrial radicalism in New Zealand. Looking behind the stereotypes, this study tells a story about New Zealand's industrial past, identifying of the central issues and attention to the colourful personalities involved.

              ISBN 9781869401139
              Published NZ 12 Jul 1994
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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