Category Archives: Art

Circus Postcard Hokitika

  A postcard with 2 performers, a woman whipping a cigarette from a mans mouth, sent to hokitika? a watermark appears to read wellington. probably early 20th century.

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A Photograph of Maori Coffins

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Asylum Decor

LARGE LUNATIC ASYLUMS. Auckland Star, Volume XIX, Issue 209, 5 September 1888, Page 5   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS18880905.2.43&srpos=9&e=——-10–1—-0%22strange+fancies%22– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Pacifist Propaganda C.1930

  From Art in New Zealand

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An Amazing Fairy Tale From 1892

New Zealand’s literary output, especially in the 19th century is (largely justifiably) considered to be of little importance (outside of some examples of Utopian scientific romances) and poor quality, which is why the discovery of this overlooked tale commissioned for the Otago witness was such a pleasant surprise,  coming as it … Continue reading

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3 arts and crafts articles from the forerunner

from the forerunner the magazine of the havelock work    

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