Monthly Archives: May 2016

Segement from ‘The disappearance of letham crouch’

A segment from ‘The disappearance of letham crouch‘ by Chas Owen an early (the earliest I am currently aware of) example of ‘consciously’ horror fiction in New Zealand. Inhabiting the borderland between weird fiction and the ghost story, the evocative little … Continue reading

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“The Silver Skulls” -A Society to Murder Mothers.

” The Silver Skulls”-A Society to Murder Mothers. Auckland Star, Volume XVII, Issue 100, 1 May 1886, Page 5——-100–1—-0cursed+cave– This incident lead to an article decrying the pernicious effects of penny dreadfuls

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The Old Gods

THE OLD GODS. Auckland Star, Volume LX, Issue 130, 4 June 1929, Page 6——-100–1—-0witch+goddess–

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Two Suns on the Horizon

Two cases of strange atmospheric phenomena recalled during a discussion about the observation of a double rainbow at the September 23rd meeting of the Wellington Philosophical Society, 1893. From Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 1 Jan, Page … Continue reading

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