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No. 74 (November 1973)
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Third Placing In
Book Of The Year Award

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Witi thimaera receives the third prize in the Wattie ‘Book of the Year’ Award for his book of short stories ‘Pounamu, Pounamu’, from Sir James Wattie, at a function in Wellington Overseas Terminal in September. In first place was Maurice Shadbolt's novel ‘Strangers and Journeys’, and Janet Frame's novel ‘Daughter Buffalo’ took second place.

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With Witi after the presentation are his publisher David Heap of Heinemann's, his wife Jane, and his father, Tom Smiler of Gisborne.