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Parliamentary Internship Programme 2020

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  • The southern adventures of the 70th regiment

    Professor of History Charlotte Macdonald and Master of Arts student Maggie Blackburn have been researching the behaviour of a detachment of the British Imperial Army’s 70th Regiment sent to Otago in November 1861 ostensibly to help “police” the region’s gold rush.

  • Living through history: COVID-19

    With history happening right in front of them, Professor Charlotte Macdonald invited her HIST 316 students to blog about their experiences during COVID-19.

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