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The Tattwa Tide Calculator

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A Tattwa Tide Calculator, used to calculate the exact times that the astral tides are in flux and reflux, made by a member of Whare Ra.

More information can be found HERE.

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MOTOR CRIME GANG.

A rare case of gang crime in inter-war New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND HERALD, VOLUME LXIV, ISSUE 19818, 13 DECEMBER 1927

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O.E. Hugo, Spiritualist.

O.E. Hugo, who wrote two of the more convincing hymns to the ancient gods that were produced in 19th century New Zealand, seems to have been a colourful character. Like many of the eccentrics who provide material for this blog, he was a lecturer, but also a phrenologist and spiritualist. The following eulogy recounts some of his activities.

PROFESSOR O. E. HUGO
.WAIRARAPA DAILY TIMES, VOLUME LXIX,
ISSUE 14363, 20 AUGUST 1915

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WDT19150820.2.9

With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand.

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Superstitions of Criminals

These generalised recountings of superstition and folklore, presumably from Britain but not clearly marked as such (for example in this article where only the first incident, which states it’s location, in clearly labelled as having come from an overseas source) are made interesting by how common they are as a feature of the pre-war press in New Zealand. The lack of clear delineation as to the location of these beliefs, along with the ubiquity of accounts of them , raises the question of the effect of this kind of reporting on the population at large

THIEVES’ SUPERSTITIONS.
PRESS, VOLUME LIX, ISSUE 17673, 27 JANUARY 1923

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19230127.2.50?query=hoodoo%20arrested

With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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House of Dreams

HOUSE OF DREAMS.
NEW ZEALAND HERALD, VOLUME LXVII, ISSUE 20484, 8 FEBRUARY 1930, SUPPLEMENT
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https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19300208.2.178.45.2?query=lares%20shrine

With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Maori Prophet and Temple

Tūhoe prophet, Rua Kēnana Hepetipa, and his temple, 1908.

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