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Vera Wyse Munro, Radio Pioneer

Vera Wyse Munro (1897-1966) was a pioneering New Zealand ham radio broadcaster, improviser, and sonic experimenter. Her primary media were amateur radio broadcasts, Morse poetry, and sono-topographical scores. Via her broadcasts, which were frequently received by amateur radio operators as … Continue reading

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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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Some pieces relating to blackbirding from New Zealand papers

At first relatively small ships – cutters, and ketches, and schooners – from New Zealand’s more northerly ports made up the bulk of the Kiwi blackbirding fleet, but as time went on, and the profits to be made from the … Continue reading

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Evil eye on the train

Waikato Times WAIKATO TIMES, VOLUME XXXVII, ISSUE 3036, 31 DECEMBER 189 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WT18911231.2.10 With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Pirates in New Zealand

Taken from Wikipedia: Charlotte Badger Charlotte Badger (1778 – in or after 1818) is widely considered to be the first Australian female pirate. She was also one of the first two white female settlers in New Zealand. Badger was born … Continue reading

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The New Zealander of the future

Part of the impetus behind this blog is to underline moments of unfulfilled potential in the overlooked literary output of this country. When that potential is couched in a body of irredeemable dreck the question of whether the author is capable of … Continue reading

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New Zealand troops with tanks, World War One

New Zealand troops march with Whippet light tanks on the first day of (the tanks) deployment, during the spring offensive 1918

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Nemesis as the goddess of vengeance

From Notes & Queries.,Freethought Review, Volume I, Issue 9, 1 June 1884 https://beta.paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/periodicals/FRERE18840601.2.17 With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Joseph Ward, Penny Dreadfuls and Phallic Worship

A SECRET SOCIETY. NZ Truth , Issue 215, 7 August 1909, Page 7 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZTR19090807.2.43&srpos=25&e=——-100–1—-2secret+brotherhood– Aldine Publishing Co., London, 1903. 1st Edition. TRUE BLUE LIBRARY. [Published Every Saturday]. ** 32 pages per issue. THE HUG OF THE BEAR plus 11 other … Continue reading

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O’ Star

O STAR! New Zealand Illustrated Magazine, Volume V, Issue 1, 1 October 1901, Page 42 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZI19011001.2.16&srpos=1&e=——-10-NZI-1—-0pagan– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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