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House of Dreams

HOUSE OF DREAMS. NEW ZEALAND HERALD, VOLUME LXVII, ISSUE 20484, 8 FEBRUARY 1930, SUPPLEMENT https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19300208.2.178.45.2?query=lares%20shrine With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand Advertisements

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Curse work on Germany, 1916

Unconscious/semi-conscious curse working on Germany from the pages of the Taranaki Daily News. Some Great sympathetic magic here; when will they fall? when the clock strikes. How will they fall? like over ripe fruit. Through narrative causality their strength is … 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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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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Segement from ‘The disappearance of letham crouch’

A segment from ‘The disappearance of letham crouch‘ by Chas Owen an early (the earliest I am currently aware of) example of ‘consciously’ horror fiction in New Zealand. Inhabiting the borderland between weird fiction and the ghost story, the evocative little … Continue reading

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Electric Birds: a Scientific Romance

A humourous tale of magnetic emus and polar exploration from “The Huia: A New Zealand Annual” Dec. 1903

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The Situation of the Writer in New Zealand

Jane Mander author of ‘Story of a New Zealand River’ and Ngaio Marsh, famous crime novelist, on the cultural obstacles facing New Zealand writers in the 1930’s NEW ZEALAND NOVELS Press, Volume LXX, Issue 21348, 15 December 1934, Page 19 … Continue reading

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