Tag Archives: Genius Loci

House of Dreams

HOUSE OF DREAMS. NEW ZEALAND HERALD, VOLUME LXVII, ISSUE 20484, 8 FEBRUARY 1930, SUPPLEMENT https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19300208. With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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A Fairy Woman

Kai-he-raki was a witch woman who lived on the Takitimu Rangeā€”not an ugly old witch-hag, but a young and beautiful witch whose comeliness defied Time. She was tapu. A man out hunting wekas caught her, but the narrator forgot his … Continue reading

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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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Spirits on fog shrouded hills

FAIRIES AND ELVES. Not all the supernatural beings of the olden Maoris were grim monsters or fierce goblins; the fairies and elves are in a different category. The hill near Palmerston South, known as Puketapu, is sometimes swathed with fog … Continue reading

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An exploration of the Dead Tree theme in New Zealand newspapers

In today’s post we will be exploring snatches of prose inspired by encounters with Burnt Trees collected from New Zealands News Papers. Influenced by the seminalĀ Frozen Flame & Slain Tree: The Dead Tree Theme in New Zealand Art of the … Continue reading

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