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Author Davidson, Jared, 1984- author.

Title Dead Letters : Censorship and subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920 / Jared Davidson.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Otago University Press, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource (292 pages)
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Summary In 1918, a miner on the run from the military wrote a letter to his sweetheart. Two months later he was in jail. Like millions of others, his letter had been steamed open by a team of censors shrouded in secrecy. Using their confiscated mail as a starting point, Dead Letters reveals the remarkable stories of people caught in the web of wartime surveillance. Among them were a feisty German-born socialist, an affectionate Irish nationalist, a love-struck miner, an aspiring Maxim Gorky, and two mystical dairy farmers with a poetic bent. Military censorship within New Zealand meant that their letters were stopped, confiscated, and filed away, sealed and unread for over 100 years. Until now.
Note Print version record.
Subject HISTORY / Oceania.
Government, Resistance to -- New Zealand -- History -- 20th century.
Freedom of the press -- New Zealand.
Censorship -- New Zealand -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781988531953 (pdf)
Standard No. 9781988531953
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