Big Smoke

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I’ve been reading The Big Smoke recently, historian Ben Schrader‘s epic tome on the history of the urban scene in New Zealand – at least from 1840 till 1920. Hopefully, Schrader will now work on a sequel, from 1921 to 2021. Not that far away! It is an excellent book, well worth the purchase price, and apart from one chapter which got a little too graphical…