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A Concise History of New Zealand by Philippa Mein

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February 2012, no. 338

A Concise History of New Zealand by Philippa Mein

Smith Cambridge University Press, $39.95 pb, 320 pp, 9781107402171

A Concise History of New Zealand by Philippa Mein

by
February 2012, no. 338

New Zealand coins often sneak into Australian purses. Both currencies bear the queen’s, and some coins have common colonial symbols on the front (Cook’s Endeavour on the Kiwi fifty cent, for example), but these coins only work by stealth. They have value if they can pass as Australian. Recognised for what they are – foreign objects – their currency evaporates.

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