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The half-gallon quarter-acre pavlova paradise

The half-gallon quarter-acre pavlova paradise

Yorkshireman Austin Mitchell emigrated to New Zealand and taught history and politics at Otago and Canterbury universities before becoming well known as a television broadcaster. In 1972, after his return to the UK, he published this best-selling commentary on New Zealand. It took the form of advice to a prospective English immigrant to New Zealand. Thirty years later, as a British Labour MP, Mitchell returned to New Zealand where he filmed a television series and published a follow-up, Pavlova paradise revisited.

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Reference: Austin Mitchell, The half-gallon quarter-acre pavlova paradise. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1972.
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Terry Hearn, 'English - Contribution to government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015