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Maori Prophet and Temple

Tūhoe prophet, Rua Kēnana Hepetipa, and his temple, 1908.

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Reminiscences of Knife Fights with Wild Dogs

A recollection from John Wilson’s ‘Reminiscences of the Early Settlement of Dunedin and South Otago‘. The following account is given by Mr. Matthew Marshall, a passenger by the “Philip Laing” in 1848, and relates to the time 1852) when he was shepherding for Edwin Meredith … Continue reading

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Victor Penny and the New Zealand Death ray

From the New Zealand observer 1937   The Legion of Frontiersmen was a militia organisation dedicated to the defence of the British empire (and existing throughout the empire). In practice it advocated and volunteered for military adventurism involved itself in … Continue reading

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A weird little tale, bordering on magical realism, from a 12 year old. THE BAG OF DREAMS Evening Post, Volume CXVIII, Issue 36, 11 August 1934, Page 20 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=EP19340811.2.178.2&srpos=136&e=——-10–131—-2was+a+witch– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Animal Elements on Duendin Buildings

The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co Ltd building in Thomas Burns St Phoenix House in Queens Gardens

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Palmerston Zealandia

The Goddess personification of New Zealand on a Boer War monument. One of 3 public monuments featuring Zealandia, one in Otago, one in Canterbury and one in Auckland (this one commemorating the New Zealand wars)

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Another Hokitika Postcard

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