Posts by Gordon Ell

Kiwiosities: Cultural  (Colonial)  cringe

The Australian expression encapsulates a similar problem that used to trouble sensitive New ZealandersThe principle is that things done or  better achieved overseas are necessarily better than those done here. During the 20th century there was an argument for this, as the infant  Dominion had too small a population to sustain some artistic enterprises and there was sense in  seeking a larger market abroad for books and paintings.

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