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Vera Wyse Munro, Radio Pioneer

Vera Wyse Munro (1897-1966) was a pioneering New Zealand ham radio broadcaster, improviser, and sonic experimenter. Her primary media were amateur radio broadcasts, Morse poetry, and sono-topographical scores. Via her broadcasts, which were frequently received by amateur radio operators as … Continue reading

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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

THE TINY TREE Press, Volume LXX, Issue 21354, 22 December 1934, Page 17 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=CHP19341222.2.133&e=——-100–201—-0psychic+monster– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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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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Animal Elements on Duendin Buildings

The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co Ltd building in Thomas Burns St Phoenix House in Queens Gardens

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Palmerston Zealandia

The Goddess personification of New Zealand on a Boer War monument. One of 3 public monuments featuring Zealandia, one in Otago, one in Canterbury and one in Auckland (this one commemorating the New Zealand wars)

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Another Hokitika Postcard

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