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 segment quoted begins with a direct reference to Edgar Alan Poe.
The Disappearance of
New Zealand Illustrated Magazine , 1 July 1901, Page 777
With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand