Category Archives: Nature Worship

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Omens of Succession

Another tale from John Wilson’s ‘Reminiscences of the Early Settlement of Dunedin and South Otago‘. The Nicols, father and son. took a contract to build a bridge and an accommodation house at the Mataura River. Not having seen the place, they had to trust to the … Continue reading

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The New Zealander of the future

Part of the impetus behind this blog is to underline moments of unfulfilled potential in the overlooked literary output of this country. When that potential is couched in a body of irredeemable dreck the question of whether the author is capable of … Continue reading

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O’ Star

O STAR! New Zealand Illustrated Magazine, Volume V, Issue 1, 1 October 1901, Page 42 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZI19011001.2.16&srpos=1&e=——-10-NZI-1—-0pagan– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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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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Druidic Lore and Halloween Custom

By John Pbnnell. Otago Witness , Issue 2227, 5 November 1896, Page 49 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=OW18961105.2.226&srpos=47&e=——-100–1—-0occult+ritual– Interestingly “John Pennell” seems to be the pseudonym of a New Zealand author, suggesting that this is an original work rather than (as is typical of … Continue reading

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Prose Moon Worship

THINGS OF THE MOON. New Zealand Herald, Volume LII, Issue 15837, 6 February 1915, Page 1   With thanks to the national library of New Zealand –

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OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ COLUMN 1904

OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ COLUMN Otago Daily Times , Issue 13141, 26 November 1904, Page 8 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=ODT19041126.2.62&srpos=261&e=——-10–261—-0diana+goddess– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Tree Worship

some frazarian speculations from the Northen Advocate  , attesting to  the interest in the origin of custom common to the late 19th and early 20th century TIMELY TOPICS Northern Advocate , 30 May 1925, Page 9   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NA19250530.2.69.3&srpos=4&e=——-10–1—-2dion+fortune– with thanks … Continue reading

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The Sunlight League: Health Camps, Heliotherapy, and Eugenics in Christchurch

Another Christchurch woman was Cora Wilding who was born into an affluent sporty family. After her brother Anthony was killed in the First World War she trained as one of New Zealand ‘s first physiotherapists in order to work with … Continue reading

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