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Launch of Every now and then I have another child

Friday, 3 July 2020 10:35am

Last night saw the launch of author Diane Brown's Every now and then I have another child, which was released in May but had to wait for its first proper outing due to lockdown restrictions. Fellow author Fiona Farrell launched the book to a supportive, lively crowd at the University Bookshop in Dunedin.

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Long road from suffrage to a seat in parliament

Thursday, 2 July 2020 12:32pm

New Zealand may have been the first country to enfranchise women but it took a further 40 long years to get the first woman elected to parliament. The history of women striving to share in governing the country, a neglected footnote in the nation’s electoral history, is now captured in From Suffrage to a Seat in the House: The path to parliament for New Zealand women by Jenny Coleman.

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Landfall announces new reviews editor

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 3:06pm

We are delighted to welcome Michelle Elvy to the Landfall team in the newly created role of reviews editor. She will curate the book reviews both for the print editions of Landfall, and for Landfall Review Online.

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Fascinating, hidden chapter of NZ history revealed

Saturday, 20 June 2020 12:08pm

In the early 20th century, 130 young Anglo-Indians were sent to New Zealand in an organised migration scheme from Kalimpong, in the Darjeeling district of India. They were the mixed-race children of British tea planters and local women, and were placed as workers with New Zealand families from the Far North to Southland.
They were the mixed-race children of British tea planters and local women, and were placed as workers with New Zealand families from the Far North to Southland.
Author Jane McCabe is the granddaughter of Lorna Peters, who arrived with a group from Kalimpong in 1921. Her book Kalimpong Kids: The New Zealand story, in pictures will be published by Otago University Press in June.
McCabe tells this extraordinary story in a compelling visual format, using photographs from the private collections of families descended from the Kalimpong migrants.

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Friends of the Hocken Collection award winner announced

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 2:54pm

Dr Jonathan West, author of The Face of Nature: An Environmental History of the Otago Peninsula (Otago University Press), has been named the Friends of the Hocken Collection Award winner for 2020.
The award of $10,000 is to assist towards the writing of Mirrors of the Land, a major history of New Zealand lakes.

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2019 Landfall essay competition joint winners profound and persuasive

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 11:34am

Wellington writer Tobias Buck and London based New Zealand writer Nina Mingya Powles are the joint winners of the 2019 Landfall Essay Prize. Each receive $1500 and a year’s subscription to Landfall. The winning entries will be published in Landfall 238, available in November 2019. Some 64 anonymous entries were received in this year’s competition, down on last year’s 91.