Tag Archives: Customs

These generalised recountings of superstition and folklore, presumably from Britain but not clearly marked as such (for example in this article where only the first incident, which states it’s location, in clearly labelled as having come from an overseas source) … Continue reading

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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

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A Cultural Transmission from Maori to Pakeha

SUPERSTITIOUS SETTLERS. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXI, Issue 18600, 7 January 1924, Page 8   This is similar to warnings about Tapu contributors to this blog received from inhabitants of Stewart Island in the 1990’s. With thanks to the National Library … Continue reading

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THE NATURE OF DIONYSUS.

Oamaru Mail, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 10479, 11 June 1910, Page 2     http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=OAM19100611.2.63.7&srpos=5&e=——-100–1—-0dionysus– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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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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Another Hokitika Postcard

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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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