Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Dawn: the Order of the Star in the East in New Zealand

The Dawn, January 1918. The Order of the Star in the East NZ news letter. A movement that arose within Theosophy (A movement that has at various times  had a significant following in New Zealand including Prime Minister Sir Harry Atkinson and Edmund Hillary) … Continue reading

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Masonic ritual applied to Scouting, the Empire Sentinels Handbook and Ritual 1918

In New Zealand, another Boer war veteran and friend of B-P named Major David Cossgrove (probably not a Freemason) started something for older boys called the “Empire Sentinels.”  Sentinels were organized into “Towers” and the scheme had three degrees based … Continue reading

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Dunedin Druids

Photos of the Dunedin branch of the United Ancient Order of Druids  c.1890s-1920s, a selection of those held by the Hocken library. Also see the picture in this link.

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Maori decorative art 1925

Born in Scotland, Robert Donn came to New Zealand in 1921. He was a landscape watercolourist, as well as an art instructor at Dunedin Technical College and Auckland Teachers College in 1925 he composed this talk on Maori art as decorative art, it serves as … Continue reading

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Maori Art Deco

from the September 1930 issue of Art in New Zealand

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