Articles in the 2004 issue included:
Tributes to Ian McLean Wards, Michael King and Dame Janet Paul. Three close friends of the Turnbull have passed away recently.
Did Dutch sailors land in Wainui Bay on 18 December 1642? The first printed illustration of New Zealand. Rüdiger Mack observes that an engraved illustration in Nicolaas Witzen’s Noord en Oost Tartarye(Amsterdam, 1705), relating to Tasman’s visit to the Golden Bay area, provides useful information about population-sites in Wainui Bay and appears to show in the background a Dutch boat on the beach near Taupo Point.
Craft and candour in nineteenth-century missionary women’s diaries. Judy Nolte Temple shows how comparisons between the journals kept by the American missionary woman Mary Richardson Walker and by two of her New Zealand counterparts, Marianne Williams and Eliza White, provide interesting insights into the extents to which each such journal was crafted for a wider readership, or else genuinely private, and hence relatively candid.
Settling on the web: William Golder’s New Zealand Minstrelsy(1852). William Golder (1810-76) settled in the Hutt Valley in 1840 and authored the first volume of poetry printed and published in New Zealand. Brian Opie discusses its contents and significance, and provides details of a website he is establishing that will comprehend all of Golder’s published writings and their contexts.
Serendipitous scholarship: Identifying the author of Alone in the World (1866). Jenny Coleman identifies the author of a novel published in Auckland in 1866 as the local freelance journalist Mary Ann Colclough.
Trevor Lloyd, native land, and the contest over the European racial imagination in Aotearoa New Zealand. Matthew Basso discusses the work of Auckland cartoonist and artist Trevor Lloyd who, in the first two decades of the twentieth century, drew many cartoons and sketches relating to Maori that were in one way or another denigratory, and served the purpose of promoting the accelerated acquisition by pakeha of lands remaining in Maori ownership.
Speech by Sir Paul Reeves at the opening of the exhibition Dance of the Peacocks. Reflections on the careers of James Bertram, Geoffrey Cox, Dan Davin, John Mulgan and others which were explored in this exhibition at the National Library Gallery, opened on 18 November 2003.
The Record also contains the annual report of the Turnbull’s Chief Librarian, items of current research interest, notes on recent significant acquisitions and a list of donors for the past twelve months.