Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Situation of the Writer in New Zealand

Jane Mander author of ‘Story of a New Zealand River’ and Ngaio Marsh, famous crime novelist, on the cultural obstacles facing New Zealand writers in the 1930’s NEW ZEALAND NOVELS Press, Volume LXX, Issue 21348, 15 December 1934, Page 19 … Continue reading

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Druidic Lore and Halloween Custom

By John Pbnnell. Otago Witness , Issue 2227, 5 November 1896, Page 49——-100–1—-0occult+ritual– Interestingly “John Pennell” seems to be the pseudonym of a New Zealand author, suggesting that this is an original work rather than (as is typical of … Continue reading

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The Legion of Frontiersmen in New Zealand——-10–31—-2legion+of+frontiersmen– Mentioned due to their involvement in the Victor Penny death ray story,  the Legion of Frontiersmen was an organisation existing throughout the British Empire,  originally founded with the purpose of providing a core of local scouts and guides capable of aiding … Continue reading

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Aspects of Civic Religion – ANZAC Day 2015

Documentation of the the public ritual marking 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. There always feels like a sharp delineation at dawn services between the civil aspect, drawn  from a combination of military tradition and the final impulses of the … Continue reading

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