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Nelson Mandela: Free at last

By Ray Kennedy in

Issue Listener Plus 28th Jan 2015

Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990 threw him back into the turmoil of South African politics. As far-right white groups staged protests, he set about achieving majority rule. The Listener originally published this article in March, 1990.

Rediscovering the takahē

By Geoffrey Orbell in

Issue 494 23rd May 2014

A Lazarus species is one that is presumed to be extinct and then reappears. One example is the takahē; thought to have died out by 1898, it was rediscovered in 1948 by Dr. Geoffrey Orbell. Featured here is a personal account of his astonishing find. This article was originally published in the December 10, 1948 edition of the Listener.

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