Category Archives: Politics

Some pieces relating to blackbirding from New Zealand papers

At first relatively small ships – cutters, and ketches, and schooners – from New Zealand’s more northerly ports made up the bulk of the Kiwi blackbirding fleet, but as time went on, and the profits to be made from the … Continue reading

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The Legion of Frontiersmen in New Zealand——-10–31—-2legion+of+frontiersmen– Mentioned due to their involvement in the Victor Penny death ray story,  the Legion of Frontiersmen was an organisation existing throughout the British Empire,  originally founded with the purpose of providing a core of local scouts and guides capable of aiding … Continue reading

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F-rays will end war forever!

Pacifist fever dream or the embryonic stirrings of mutually assured destruction, gestating deep in the new faith in science’s ability to solve man’s ills? Or was this simply clutching at any possibility of averting the upcoming war? EXIT WAR. Star , Issue 10938, … Continue reading

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Prussia of the South Sea


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Mayor shoots poet

1920 Mayor shoots poet D’Arcy Cresswell On 15 May, Whanganui Mayor Charles Mackay shot the poet and returned soldier Walter D’Arcy Cresswell. The latter, who was only slightly injured, alleged that Mackay had made homosexual advances to him in the mayoral … Continue reading

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Arthur Desmond and Might is Right (1890)

Might Is Right, or The Survival of the Fittest, is a book by pseudonymous author Ragnar Redbeard. First published in 1890, it heavily advocates amoral-ism, and psychological hedonism. In Might Is Right, Redbeard rejects conventional ideas of human and natural rights and argues that only strength or physical might can establish … Continue reading

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the Arts and Crafts movement and Occult social reform

We have from the Forerunner,  the magazine of the Havelock Work , post 1913 – after there transition into a magical order, a summation of the aims of the work especially through promotion of the values of the Arts and Crafts movement

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