Monthly Archives: January 2015


A weird little tale, bordering on magical realism, from a 12 year old. THE BAG OF DREAMS Evening Post, Volume CXVIII, Issue 36, 11 August 1934, Page 20——-10–131—-2was+a+witch– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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A Cultural Transmission from Maori to Pakeha

SUPERSTITIOUS SETTLERS. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXI, Issue 18600, 7 January 1924, Page 8   This is similar to warnings about Tapu contributors to this blog received from inhabitants of Stewart Island in the 1990’s. With thanks to the National Library … Continue reading

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F-rays will end war forever!

Pacifist fever dream or the embryonic stirrings of mutually assured destruction, gestating deep in the new faith in science’s ability to solve man’s ills? Or was this simply clutching at any possibility of averting the upcoming war? EXIT WAR. Star , Issue 10938, … Continue reading

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Some idle Dionysian musings

THE CULT OF DIONYSUS. Sun, Volume I, Issue 2, 7 February 1914, Page 6——-100–1—-0dionysus– SOCIAL SERVICE. Observer, Volume XXXIII, Issue 13, 7 December 1912, Page 3——-100–1—-0dionysus– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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