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By G.A. Wood

"Creating a brand new Society" includes annotated extracts of mid-nineteenth century courses, culled from the wide holdings of the Hocken Library, one among New Zealand's best study libraries. It provides an image of lifestyles in mid-Victorian colonial New Zealand: healthiness, schooling, care of the destitute, necessities for emigrants, arguments over land payment, and vigorous politics.

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