Tag Archives: Prussians of the South Seas

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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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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