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This is an auction for THE POHUTUKAWA TREE by Bruce Mason.

"THE POHUTUKAWA TREE has at its centre Aroha Mataira, kaumatua of her tribe, who has adopted Christianity with a severity rare among Europeans, and who feels her commitment to the tribal land she live on so strongly she cannot follow her tribe to their new home..."

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"Bruce Edward George Mason CBE (1921-1982) was a playwright in New Zealand who wrote 34 plays and influenced the cultural landscape of the country through his contribution to theatre. In 1980, he was awarded the CBE. The Bruce Mason Award, one of the most important playwrighting accolades in New Zealand, is named in his honour. Mason was also an actor, critic, and fiction writer. Mason's most well known play is THE END OF THE GOLDEN WEATHER, a classic work in New Zealand theatre which was made into a feature film directed by Ian Mune in 1991. Another significant play is THE POHUTUKAWA TREE written during the 1950s and 1960s. THE POHUTUKAWA TREE was Mason's first major success and explored Moari and Pakeha themes, a common thread in most of his works..."

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Victoria Univerity Press paperback 1978.

77 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $2.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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