Monthly Archives: July 2013

Spirits on fog shrouded hills

FAIRIES AND ELVES. Not all the supernatural beings of the olden Maoris were grim monsters or fierce goblins; the fairies and elves are in a different category. The hill near Palmerston South, known as Puketapu, is sometimes swathed with fog … Continue reading

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Elemental Offering

From “The Forerunner”, the magazine of the Havelock Work issue 18 (1914)

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Maori Divination

Collected by Famed Local historian Herries Beattie in the 1920’s: An intelligent old Native said to me:—“When I was a boy I went on voyages and knocking about with White sailors I lost my belief in the ancient ideas of my … Continue reading

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Madness in the Courthouse

  POLICE COURT.—This Day.   Auckland Star, Volume X, Issue 2840, 4 June 1879, Page 3   With thanks to the national library of New Zealand http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS18790604.2.18&srpos=113&e=——-100–101—-2magic+spell–

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The Poet’s Gods

THE POET’S GODS. Maoriland Worker, Volume 12, Issue 296, 1 November 1922, Page 12   With thanks to the national library of New Zealand http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=MW19221101.2.54.3&e=——-100–1—-0distant+gods–

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