Category Archives: Storytelling

House of Dreams

HOUSE OF DREAMS. NEW ZEALAND HERALD, VOLUME LXVII, ISSUE 20484, 8 FEBRUARY 1930, SUPPLEMENT https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19300208.2.178.45.2?query=lares%20shrine With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand Advertisements

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Reminiscences of Knife Fights with Wild Dogs

A recollection from John Wilson’s ‘Reminiscences of the Early Settlement of Dunedin and South Otago‘. The following account is given by Mr. Matthew Marshall, a passenger by the “Philip Laing” in 1848, and relates to the time 1852) when he was shepherding for Edwin Meredith … Continue reading

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Curse work on Germany, 1916

Unconscious/semi-conscious curse working on Germany from the pages of the Taranaki Daily News. Some Great sympathetic magic here; when will they fall? when the clock strikes. How will they fall? like over ripe fruit. Through narrative causality their strength is … Continue reading

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Segement from ‘The disappearance of letham crouch’

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 … Continue reading

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Electric Birds: a Scientific Romance

A humourous tale of magnetic emus and polar exploration from “The Huia: A New Zealand Annual” Dec. 1903

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