Monthly Archives: July 2014

Circus Postcard Hokitika

  A postcard with 2 performers, a woman whipping a cigarette from a mans mouth, sent to hokitika? a watermark appears to read wellington. probably early 20th century.

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A Whare Ra Manuscript

the Pentagram Ritual from

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Synaesthesia and Hypnotism in the Great War

The following article doesn’t appear to have originated in New Zealand (appearing a few months earlier in The Register (Adelaide, SA)) but aside from this and it’s publication in the Wanganui Chronicle any evidence of it’s existence seems to fallen off the face … Continue reading


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Asylum Organisation and the Psychology of Abuse

From the reliably sensationalist and strident NZ Truth, whether or not this is an accurate portrayal of the reality of the situation under the “cottage system” and whether the large institutions actually were significantly better (an even more doubtful proposition) … Continue reading

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