Tag Archives: Our Mandate

A transmission of myth

A seemingly innocuous retelling of the classical myth of the Ages of man, in the girls column of the children’s page of the Auckland star, wrapped in the cloying tweeness of the lexicon of writing for children that prevailed for most of the 20th century. … Continue reading

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An Invasion of Goddesses; Symbolist prose from the Otago Witness

AN INVASION OF GODDESSES. Otago Witness , Issue 2715, 28 March 1906, Page 78 With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=OW19060328.2.197&e=——-10–1—-0–

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Zealandia in South Africa

FIRST TO FALL. New Zealand Illustrated Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 12, 1 September 1900, Page 939   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZI19000901.2.24&srpos=2&e=——-10–1—-0goddess+zealandia– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand.

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Hymn to Venus, Hymn to Diana

  http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS18880421.2.55.33&srpos=2&e=——-10–1—-2hymn+to+diana– http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS18870305.2.71.3&srpos=1&e=——-10–1—-0hymn+to+venus– A character sketch of Professor O.E. Hugo noted phrenologist. With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand.

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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 seminal Frozen Flame & Slain Tree: The Dead Tree Theme in New Zealand Art of the … Continue reading

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The Invercargill Minerva

Outside the public Museum and Art Gallery in Invercargill there stands a statue of the Goddess Minerva (the Roman name for Athena). It originally topped the Athenaeum (Library) before being taken down during WWII to be melted down for guns, … Continue reading

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