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- Maori history, labour, race relations, science, conservation
- About Me
Currently working as a wruter for Te Ara the encyclopedia of New Zealand. Also working on a biography of early 20th cent labour activist Pat Hickey.
Learning te reo Maori. Formerly worked for Waitangi Tribunal and for DOC.
Studied history at University of Otago- BA hons, PhD. Thesis was on the history of the 'Moriori Myth' - the idea of a pre-Maori population in NZ.
Previously studied Zoology and Ecology at Canterbury and Auckland Univeristies.
Originally from Nelson, from a family of mechanics in Stoke.
I am a Pakeha of English, Anglo-Irish and Welsh descent.
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- 4 years 51 weeks