Keith Sinclair

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  • Peter Lineham

Keith Sinclair was a leading historian whose nationalist themes set the pattern for many subsequent New Zealand writers. Born and raised in Auckland, he trained as a teacher in the early years of World War Two at the Auckland Teachers Training College, and then enlisted in the army where he served as an instructor and subsequently was sent overseas in the British Navy. He meanwhile studied extramurally for a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Zealand, and used some months after the end of the war to conduct research for his MA thesis. He lighted on the subject of the Aboriginal Rights Protection Society. Completing his MA back in New Zealand in 1946, he was appointed a lecturer in History at Auckland University College i…

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Lineham, Peter. "Keith Sinclair". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 January 2008
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