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Hestia, New Zealand’s First Theosophical Magazine (1888), Issue 3

Contents of this issue The Higher Education Compromise Abridgment of Discussions (Held by Aryan Theosophical Society, New York) A Perpetual Verity Spiritualism Correspondence (a reply to “Toleration”) PDF of this Issue Avalible Here >>> Hestia 3 <<<

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Hestia, New Zealand’s First Theosophical Magazine (1888), Issue 1

From Periodicals of Queen Victoria’s Empire: An Exploration      Contents of this issue To the Reader The Organic Cell Heroism An Appeal for the Brute Creation The Four Truths Greek Mysteries In Memoriam PDF of this Issue Avalible Here >>> Hestia … Continue reading

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Pacifist Propaganda C.1930

  From Art in New Zealand

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A Demand for an Offering to Zealandia

  Another voice raised for the importance of cultural output to the future of the country THE COMING BOOM FOR NEW ZEALAND.   Auckland Star, Volume XX, Issue 222, 18 September 1889, Page 4   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS18890918.2.21&srpos=22&e=——-10–21—-0zealandia+goddess&#8211; With thanks to the … 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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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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Masonic ritual applied to Scouting, the Empire Sentinels Handbook and Ritual 1918

In New Zealand, another Boer war veteran and friend of B-P named Major David Cossgrove (probably not a Freemason) started something for older boys called the “Empire Sentinels.”  Sentinels were organized into “Towers” and the scheme had three degrees based … Continue reading

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Art Deco Covers

Some fantastic monumental  Deco images from Tui’s Annual, a periodical aimed at Farmers. Though the quality was highly variable it deserves recognition for its use of entirely New Zealand produced content. these covers especially standout for their bold composition and unapologetic optimism.  They exude a real … Continue reading

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The last duel fought in New Zealand

The last duel fought in New Zealand occurred in 1935 in Auckland. We reccomend Donald kerr’s The Smell of Powder: A History of Dueling in New Zealand as a comprehensive guide to the Duels fought in this country (all of them … Continue reading

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A British reaction to fascism

Though clearly not originating from a New Zealand reporter this opinion piece is interesting both in its brief but vivid use of Classical  Personification (pushing the concept of metaphor in to territory bordering sincerity) and its examination of the British view of the character of their society and … Continue reading

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