Tag Archives: Modernism

Apologia for Lionel Terry From the New Zealand Herald

Edward Lionel Terry (1873-20 August 1952) was a New Zealand white supremacist and murderer, incarcerated in psychiatric institutions after murdering a Chinese immigrant, Mr. Joe Kum Yung, in Wellington, New Zealand in 1905 Maud Peacocke is likely: Inez Isabel Maud … Continue reading


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Prussia of the South Sea


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A clear sighted understanding of the 20th century (1908)

The New Zealand Tablet THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1908. MODERN AND ANCIENT SUPERSTITION New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXXVI, Issue 3, 30 January 1908, Page 21   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZT19080130.2.34&srpos=33&e=——-10–31—-0pagan+vision– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Arthur Desmond and Might is Right (1890)

Might Is Right, or The Survival of the Fittest, is a book by pseudonymous author Ragnar Redbeard. First published in 1890, it heavily advocates amoral-ism, and psychological hedonism. In Might Is Right, Redbeard rejects conventional ideas of human and natural rights and argues that only strength or physical might can establish … Continue reading

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Pacifist Propaganda C.1930

  From Art in New Zealand

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Maori decorative art 1925

Born in Scotland, Robert Donn came to New Zealand in 1921. He was a landscape watercolourist, as well as an art instructor at Dunedin Technical College and Auckland Teachers College in 1925 he composed this talk on Maori art as decorative art, it serves as … Continue reading

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Maori Art Deco

from the September 1930 issue of Art in New Zealand

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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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