Tag Archives: Ancestor Worship

Concept for a “processional way” for new Auckland war memorial

The project will see a “processional way” built down the grassy bank in front of the Auckland War Memorial Museum to Domain Drive. Photo / Supplied New war memorial designs questioned (Jan 9, 2016) Outside of this blogs usual chronological concerns … Continue reading

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Aspects of Civic Religion – ANZAC Day 2015

Documentation of the the public ritual marking 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. There always feels like a sharp delineation at dawn services between the civil aspect, drawn  from a combination of military tradition and the final impulses of the … Continue reading

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Hero Worship

HERO WORSHIP. Otago Witness , Issue 2135, 24 January 1895, Page 46 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=OW18950124.2.178.2&srpos=140&e= With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Mokoia Island: Spirit and Place in New Zealand

AS ISLE OF GHOSTS. Otago Daily Times , Issue 15780, 3 June 1913, Page 3 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=ODT19130603.2.7&srpos=16&e=——-100–1—-0occult+portent– with thanks to the National Library of New Zealand    

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Dunedin Druids

Photos of the Dunedin branch of the United Ancient Order of Druids  c.1890s-1920s, a selection of those held by the Hocken library. Also see the picture in this link.

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Maraea Tu Te Maota: Maori Seeress

or more accurately Matakite. Maraea is an interesting figure who appears briefly in Tūhoe accounts of the 1865 battle of Te Tapiri. especially notable as the Medium for an Atua that originated from herself (to state a complicated situation clumsily). From Mana from Heaven: A Century of Maori Prophets … Continue reading

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New Zealand Gothic: Weird excerpts from Tui’s Annual

  1931     1932   1931   1928

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