Monthly Archives: April 2016

Two soldiers belonging to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade wearing two different types of gas mask.

The soldier in the helmet is wearing the British small box respiration that would become standard issue in 1917. the soldier on the left is wearing the Hypo Helmet respirator (location unknown) France 1916. Photograph Album of 26/35 2nd Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Electric Birds: a Scientific Romance

A humourous tale of magnetic emus and polar exploration from “The Huia: A New Zealand Annual” Dec. 1903

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Illustrations from ‘The Enchanted Packman’, New Zealand’s only pre-tolkien fantasy

From the Whitcombe’s Story Book book series, Written by Alister McClunie, Illustrated by Alice Polson. Polson also illustrated two books by Edith Howe as well as McClunie’s only other book ‘The adventures of Toby and Sphinx in Flowerland’. ‘The Enchanted … Continue reading

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THE TINY TREE Press, Volume LXX, Issue 21354, 22 December 1934, Page 17——-100–201—-0psychic+monster– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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