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    Take a trip back to the 1960s

    A. H. McLintock's 'An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand' was published in 1966.

    View the digitised version and gain a sense of what New Zealand was like 50 years ago.

    Image of McLintocks 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand