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Official occasions and vernacular voices: New Zealand’s British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 1950–90

Michael Dawson

in New Zealand'S Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719091537
eISBN:
9781526104120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091537.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Between 1950 and 1990 New Zealand hosted the British Empire/Commonwealth Games on three occasions, both embracing and struggling with these opportunities to publicly communicate its attachment to an ... More


‘A Fragile Flower’: Britain and the Headship of the Commonwealth

Philip Murphy

in Monarchy and the End of Empire: The House of Windsor, the British Government, and the Postwar Commonwealth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199214235
eISBN:
9780191746680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214235.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter considers the implications of the role of Head of the Commonwealth. It traces how it changed from being a purely symbolic role to one with quasi-ceremonial functions. It suggests that the ... More


New Town in the City: the narrative of east Manchester

Georgina Blakeley and Brendan Evans

in The regeneration of east Manchester: A political analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719084409
eISBN:
9781781707708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084409.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes the plethora of projects undertaken in the regeneration of east Manchester in the following thematic areas identified in the Strategic Regeneration Framework: housing and the ... More


‘[M]anly beauty and muscular strength’: sculpture, sport and the nation at the Crystal Palace, 1854–1918

Kate Nichols

Kate Nichols and Sarah Victoria Turner (eds)

in After 1851: The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096495
eISBN:
9781526124135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096495.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This essay recovers episodes in the wide and varied sporting history of the Crystal Palace in the later nineteenth and early twentieth century, and situates it in the context of ideas about the body, ... More


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