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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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Illustrations from ‘The Enchanted Packman’, New Zealand’s only pre-tolkien fantasy

From the Whitcombe’s Story Book book series, Written by Alister McClunie, Illustrated by Alice Polson. Polson also illustrated two books by Edith Howe as well as McClunie’s only other book ‘The adventures of Toby and Sphinx in Flowerland’. ‘The Enchanted … Continue reading

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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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