Giving young Australians a ''noble, patriotic story'' of
their country's overseas wars is providing a good cover for
its ''shameful'' history of killing its indigenous
population, leading Australian historian Prof Henry Reynolds
A Dunedin man already had 76 criminal convictions, including
assault and robbery, when he choked a local man unconscious
and left him lying on the toilet floor at an inner-city bar,
a High Court judge said in Dunedin yesterday.