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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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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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THE TINY TREE

THE TINY TREE Press, Volume LXX, Issue 21354, 22 December 1934, Page 17 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=CHP19341222.2.133&e=——-100–201—-0psychic+monster– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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The Noosing of the Sun-God

The Noosing of the Sun-God Jessie Mackay 1910 “Tiraha, Te Ra! I am Maui,— Maui, the bantling, the darling;— Maui, the fire-thief, the jester;— Maui, the world’s fisherman! Thou art the Sun-God, Te Ra of the flaming hair. Heretofore man … Continue reading

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Celtic Echoes

CELTIC ECHOES. Otago Witness , Issue 2828, 27 May 1908, Page 82     With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=OW19080527.2.354&srpos=7&e=——-100–1—-2pagan+art–

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Dunedin from the bay

by the author of the national anthem Thomas Bracken DUNEDIN FROM THE BAY. North Otago Times, Volume XV, Issue 554, 9 September 1870, Page 4 with thanks to the National library of New Zealand http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=NOT18700909.2.20.1&dliv=&e=——-10–1—-0–

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The Poet’s Gods

THE POET’S GODS. Maoriland Worker, Volume 12, Issue 296, 1 November 1922, Page 12   With thanks to the national library of New Zealand http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=MW19221101.2.54.3&e=——-100–1—-0distant+gods–

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A Madmans Verse

Page 14 Observer, Volume 7, Issue 337, 23 May 1885, Page 14   With thanks to the national library of New Zealand http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=TO18850523.1.14&e=——-100-TO-1—-0burning+%22they+say%22–

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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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