Renowned NZ historian Binney dies





Respected New Zealand historian Dame Judith Binney has passed away.

She was 70 years old and died at her home in Auckland late last night, Radio New Zealand reported.

Dame Judith nearly died after being hit by a truck while crossing Princes St in Auckland in December 2009. She suffered serious head injuries but was thought to have made a good recovery.

Dame Judith was one of New Zealand's most renowned historians. She was Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Auckland and was a pioneer of oral history in New Zealand. Her approach was described as "history in the round", which involved consideration of the landscape and listening to people speak about their experiences....

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